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Rule of darkness : British literature and imperialism, 1830-1914

Author: Patrick Brantlinger
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell Univ. Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publ., Cornell paperback, 2. printView all editions and formats

A major contribution to the cultural and literary history of the Victorian age, this book maps the complex relationship between Victorian literary forms, genres, and theories and imperialist, racist  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Brantlinger
ISBN: 0801420903 9780801420900 0801497671 9780801497674
OCLC Number: 257113226
Description: XI, 309 Seiten + Illustrationen
Contents: IntroductionPART I. DAWN1. From Dawn Island to Heart of Darkness2. Bringing Up the Empire: Captain Marryats MidshipmenPART II. NOON3. Thackeray's India4. Black Swans; or, Botany Bay Eclogues5. The New Crusades6. The Genealogy of the Myth of the "Dark Continent"7. The Well at Cawnpore: Literary Representations of the Indian Mutiny of 1857PART III. DUSK8. Imperial Gothic: Atavism and the Occult in the British Adventure Novel, 1880-19149. Epilogue: Kurtz's "Darkness" and Conrad's Heart of DarknessNotesIndex
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