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The narcissism of empire : loss, rage, and revenge in Thomas De Quincey, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling and Isak Dinesen

Author: Diane Simmons
Publisher: Brighton [England] ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Widely read in the age of British imperialism, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. The authors being - Thomas De Quincey, Robert  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Simmons
ISBN: 1845191579 1845191560 9781845191566 9781845191573
OCLC Number: 182615790
Description: x, 148 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Loss, Rage and Revenge: The Narcissist's Needs; Thomas De Quincey: Dreams of China; Robert Louis Stevenson: Imperial Escape; Conan Doyle: The Curse of Empire; Rudyard Kipling: Black Sheep; Isak Dinesen: A Passion for Africans; Afterword: WTC, September 11; Indian "Mutiny", 1857 -- Two Studies in the Psychology of Embattled Superpower; Index.
Responsibility: Diane Simmons.
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