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Writing the urban jungle : reading empire in London from Doyle to Eliot

Author: Joseph McLaughlin
Publisher: Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much has been written about the effects of British culture on colonized people, but this study suggests that the influence worked both ways. Focusing on the relationship between literature and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Arthur Conan Doyle; William Booth; T S Eliot; Jack London; Sherlock Holmes; Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan; William Booth; T S Eliot; Arthur Conan Doyle; Sherlock Holmes
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph McLaughlin
ISBN: 081391924X 9780813919249 081391972X 9780813919720
OCLC Number: 42290759
Description: xii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An irritation to metaphor: late-Victorian London as urban jungle --
Holmes and the range: frontiers old and new in A study in scarlet --
The romance of invasion: cocaine and cannibals in The sign of four --
Colonizing the urban jungle: General Booth's In darkest England and the way out --
Writing London: east end ethnography in Jack London's The people of the abyss --
Where does the east end?: with Conrad in darkest Soho --
"What are the roots that clutch?": money, migration, and The waste land.
Responsibility: Joseph McLaughlin.

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