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Simmons, Diane
Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.148pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191579
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Inventory #17827
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.90 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Morris, Pam
Literature and Feminism is an exemplary new introduction to feminist literary criticism and theory which assumes no previous knowledge of the field. Clear, informative and carefully structured, it provides a thorough guide to, and path through, one of the most important, but also most difficult, areas of contemporary literary studies. 217pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep.
Blackwell Publishers, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 063118421X
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Inventory #25374
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 10.97 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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Edited By Balling, Hans and Madsen,Anders Klinkby
182pp.
University Press of Southern Denmark, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 8778386799
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Inventory #17615
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.68 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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Edited By Mims,Edwin
Wideranging study of the intellectual life of the South,including oratory,poetry,folk-lore,and the inestimable wit of the Big Bear School,and the sciences.540pp.
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: . Facsimile Reprint. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1565549570
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Inventory #6486
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.13 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Wilson, A. N.
A. N. Wilson's sympathetic, readable and brilliantly analytical narrative places John Milton, the greatest poet of the seventeenth century, in the context of his political and religious ideas. N.B. Reading crease to spine. 278pp.
Pimlico, 2002, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0712668187
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Inventory #23747
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.74 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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