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The Colonizer Abroad : Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London.

Author: Christopher McBride
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2004. ©2005
Series: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel writing of some of America's best-known authors,  Read more...
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McBride, Christopher.
Colonizer Abroad : Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher McBride
ISBN: 9780203494400 0203494407
OCLC Number: 1048369620
Description: 1 online resource (153 pages).
Contents: Book Cover --
Half-Title --
Series Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
Table of Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chapter One Melville's Typee and the Development of the American Colonial Imagination --
Chapter Two The Colonizing Voice in Cuba: Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage --
Chapter Three "The Kings of the Sandwich Islands": Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii and Postbellum American Imperialism --
Chapter Four Charles Warren Stoddard and the American "Homocolonial" Literary Excursion --
Chapter Five "And Who Are These White Men?": Jack London's The House of Pride and American Colonization of the Hawaiian Islands --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Index.
Series Title: Literary criticism and cultural theory.

Abstract:

Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel writing of some of America's best-known authors, revealing the ways in which America's travel fiction and nonfiction have both reflected and shaped society.

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