The Explorer in English Fiction

The Explorer in English Fiction

Melville originally made his name as an explorer, and shortly before the publication of his masterpiece ruefully remarked that he would continue to exist ...

Author: Peter Knox-Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349184873

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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English Fiction of the Early Modern Period

English Fiction of the Early Modern Period

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Author: Douglas Hewitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317871583

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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This is an ambitious and fascinating analysis of early twentieth-century English literature from Kipling, Conrad, Lawrence and Forster through figures like Joyce and Woolf to writers such as Evelyn Waugh. There are chapters on the younger writers of the age as well as the more popular minor writers like Buchan and Dornford Yates.
Categories: Literary Criticism

English Fiction of the Victorian Period

English Fiction of the Victorian Period

The characteristic pilgrim figure of Dickens, the Bronte's and George Eliot gives way in late Victorian fiction to the explorer figure, in a more dangerous ...

Author: Michael Wheeler

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317896098

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Professor Wheeler's widely-acclaimed survey of the nineteenth-century fiction covers both the major writers and their works and encompasses the genres and "minor" fiction of the period. This excellent introduction and reference source has been revised for this second edition to include new material on lesser-known writers and a comprehensively updated bibliography.
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Learn English with Dora the Explorer Level 3 Phonics and Literature

Learn English with Dora the Explorer  Level 3  Phonics and Literature

Take your students on a language-learning journey with activities, songs, and videos that will build confidence and develop the skills needed for primary school.Teaching with Learn English with Dora the Explorer is fun and effortless with a ...

Author: Oxford University Press

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ISBN: 0194057232

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Handbook of the English Novel 1830 1900

Handbook of the English Novel  1830   1900

Non-fiction quests, such as the explorer narratives by David Livingstone or Henry Morton Stanley, further spurred the sensationalist lust for stories of ...

Author: Martin Middeke

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110376715

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 686

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Part I of this authoritative handbook offers systematic essays, which deal with major historical, social, philosophical, political, cultural and aesthetic contexts of the English novel between 1830 and 1900. The essays offer a wide scope of aspects such as the Industrial Revolution, religion and secularisation, science, technology, medicine, evolution or the increasing mediatisation of the lifeworld. Part II, then, leads through the work of more than 25 eminent Victorian novelists. Each of these chapters provides both historical and biographical contextualisation, overview, close reading and analysis. They also encourage further research as they look upon the work of the respective authors at issue from the perspectives of cultural and literary theory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

English Fiction and the Evolution of Language 1850 1914

English Fiction and the Evolution of Language  1850 1914

The explorer states of the old man: 'he acted rather than told his story. Was the death of a warrior 60 English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, ...

Author: Will Abberley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107101166

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Explores how Victorian fiction and science imagined the evolution of language, from primordial noise to modern English.
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Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel

Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel

Tulsa Studies inWomen's Literature 30 (2011): 57–70. ———. “Gentlemen and Gentle Women: The Landscape Ethos in Millenium Hall.

Author: Jason H. Pearl

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813936246

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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Historians of the Enlightenment have studied the period’s substantial advances in world cartography, as well as the decline of utopia imagined in geographic terms. Literary critics, meanwhile, have assessed the emerging novel’s realism and in particular the genre’s awareness of the wider world beyond Europe. Jason Pearl unites these lines of inquiry in Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel, arguing that prose fiction from 1660 to 1740 helped demystify blank spaces on the map and make utopia available anywhere. This literature incorporated, debunked, and reformulated utopian conceptions of geography. Reports of ideal societies have always prompted skepticism, and it is now common to imagine them in the future, rather than on some undiscovered island or continent. At precisely the time when novels began turning from the fabulous settings of romance to the actual locations described in contemporaneous travel accounts, a number of writers nevertheless tried to preserve and reconfigure utopia by giving it new coordinates and parameters. Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn, Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Swift, and others told of adventurous voyages and extraordinary worlds. They engaged critically and creatively with the idea of utopia. If these writers ultimately concede that utopian geographies were nowhere to be found, they also reimagine the essential ideals as new forms of interiority and sociability that could be brought back to England. Questions about geography and utopia drove many of the formal innovations of the early novel. As this book shows, what resulted were new ways of representing both world geography and utopian possibility.
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Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction 1880 1915

Masculinities in British Adventure Fiction  1880   1915

The Explorer in English Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. Lane, Christopher. The Burdens of Intimacy: Psychoanalysis and Victorian Masculinity.

Author: Joseph A. Kestner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317099963

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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Making use of recent masculinity theories, Joseph A. Kestner sheds new light on Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction. Beginning with works published in the 1880s, when writers like H. Rider Haggard took inspiration from the First Boer War and the Zulu War, Kestner engages tales involving initiation and rites of passage, experiences with the non-Western Other, colonial contexts, and sexual encounters. Canonical authors such as R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Olive Schreiner are examined alongside popular writers like A.E.W. Mason, W.H. Hudson and John Buchan, providing an expansive picture of the crisis of masculinity that pervades adventure texts during the period.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel

The Cambridge Companion to the Eighteenth Century Novel

Shiv K. Kumar ( London : Oxford University Press , 1969 ) , 94 . 20 See Peter Knox - Shaw , The Explorer in English Fiction ( New York : St. Martin's Press ...

Author: John Richetti

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521429455

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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A comprehensive and innovative guide to the British novel in its formative decades.
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Domesticity Imperialism and Emigration in the Victorian Novel

Domesticity  Imperialism  and Emigration in the Victorian Novel

For the largely Protestant English, Spanish Americamust haveseemedaterrible ... see Peter Knox-Shaw, The Explorer in English Fiction; Lennard J. Davis, ...

Author: Diana C. Archibald

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826264107

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance

Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance

The Idea of the Gentleman in the Victorian Novel (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1981). Girouard, Mark. The Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English ...

Author: L. Dryden

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230597075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Linda Dryden places Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands , 'Karain', and Lord Jim in the context of the nineteenth-century imperial romance. Through the thwarted dreams and aspirations of his central characters she argues that Conrad exposes the empty promises of such fiction and challenges assumptions about the superiority of European imperialists and the imperial venture itself. Using illustrations from and references to many well-known novels of Empire, Dryden demonstrates how Conrad's Malay fiction alludes to the conventions and stereotypes of popular imperial fiction.
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Indian English Novel

Indian English Novel

In Russian literature , we come across a tradition of ironic fiction represented by Gogal , Turgenev and Chekhov , the magnum opus works of Dostoevsky and ...

Author: Gajendra Kumar

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176252514

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 154

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The history of the English novel

The history of the English novel

It was due partly tofir F551'-'-" there being no complete theory of the novel accepted by both 2;: authors and critics, and then to the shortsightedness of ...

Author: Ernest A. Baker

Publisher: SEVERUS Verlag

ISBN: 9783863471262

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Page: 300

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Conceding that the latter half of the 18th century holds little of true literary value besides the works of Fanny Burney, Ernest Baker nevertheless finds that the period "teems with interest" the public's demand for fiction and the rapidly increasing production of novels reshaped the book market, and "writers who were poor novelists but persons of strong views or feelings" spawned various subgenres worthy of exploration.
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Major Trends in the Post independence Indian English Fiction

Major Trends in the Post independence Indian English Fiction

61 His novels expose him as an explorer of the by - lanes of the outcastes and the peasants rather than of the highways of romance and sophistication .

Author: B. R. Agrawal

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126902949

Category: Indic fiction (English)

Page: 278

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This Book Presents A Reasonably Comprehensive Account Of The Development Of The Indian English Novel Since Independence. The Novel During The Colonial Period Has A Different Outlook And Was More Concerned With The Problems Of The Indian People Suffering Under The British Yoke. After Independence The Indian Writers Looked At The Indian Scene From The Postcolonial Point Of View. There Were New Hopes, No Doubt, But The Problems Social, Economic, Religious, Political And Familial That Were Submerged In The Flood Of The National Movement Emerged And Drew Attention Of The Creative Writers. The Partition, The Communal Riots After Partition, The Problem Of Casteism, The Subjugation Of Women, The Poverty Of The Illiterate Masses Became The Focal Points. Mulk Raj Anand, Raja Rao, R.K. Narayan, Nayantara Sahgal And Kamala Markandaya In The Beginning Wrote Novels Of Social Realism In The Fifties.But After The Sixties, New Trends Emerged. Writers Like Anita Desai, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Bhabani Bhattacharya, G.V. Desani, Chaman Nahal, Manohar Malgonkar And B. Rajan Portrayed The Picture Of The Post-Independence Indian Society. The Stream Of The Early Fifties Now Turned Into A Broad River With New Currents And Cross Currents. The Old Traditional Method Of Novel Writing Gave Way To Modern Techniques.The Indian English Novel Took Further Strides In The Eighties And The Decades That Followed It. Salman Rushdie Can Be Said To Be The Leader Of The New Trend. Shashi Deshpande And Arundhati Roy Followed Suit.This Book Divided Into Six Chapters Surveys And Discusses The Major Trends In The Post- Independence Indian English Novel. The Major Writers Discussed Apart From The Trio, R.K. Narayan, Raja Rao And Mulk Raj Anand Are Bhabani Bhattacharya, Nayantara Sahgal, Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Anita Desai, Arundhati Roy And Kamala Markandaya.This Book Will Be Of Immense Help To The Students Of Indian English Fiction And The General Reader.
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The History of the English Novel

The History of the English Novel

It was due partly to-/&r this: — there being no complete theory of the novel accepted by both ¥* authors and critics, and then to the shortsightedness of ...

Author: Ernest Albert Baker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: English fiction

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Travellers in Africa

Travellers in Africa

The explorer , and views of creation ' , English Studies in Africa 27,1 ( 1984 ) , 1–26 . – The Explorer in English Fiction . Basingstoke : Macmillan , 1987 ...

Author: Tim Youngs

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 071903969X

Category: Africa

Page: 235

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The writings of travellers in Africa during the Golden Age of Victorian exploration often tell us more about 19th-century Britain than about Africa. In this text, the author places these narratives in their historical and cultural context, and examines how racial images may be affected by social change and litarary form.
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Japanese Imperialism in Contemporary English Fiction

Japanese Imperialism in Contemporary English Fiction

From this perspective, I venture to assert that the stories of Ono and the two ... The Dutch explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman was the first European to land ...

Author: Ching-chih Wang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811504624

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 91

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This book considers literary images of Japan created by David Mitchell, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Tan Twan Eng to examine the influence of Japanese imperialism and its legacy at a time when culture was appropriated as route to governmentality and violence justified as root to peace. Using David Mitchell’s The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet, Tan Twang Eng’s The Garden of the Evening Mists and Kazuo Ishiguro’s work to examine Japanese militarists’ tactics of usurpation and how Japanese imperialism reached out to the grass-root public and turned into a fundamental belief in colonial invasion and imperial expansion, the book provides an in depth study of trauma, memory and war. From studying the rise of Japanese imperialism to Japan’s legitimization of colonial invasion, in addition to the devastating consequences of imperialism on both the colonizers and the colonized, the book provides a literary, discursive context to re-examine the forces of civilization which will appeal to all those interested in diasporic literature and postcolonial discourse, and the continued relevance of literature in understanding memory, legacy and war.
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Empires of Print

Empires of Print

The Explorer in English Fiction. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986. Kracauer, Siegfried. “Photography,” The Mass Ornament. Trans. Thomas Y. Levin.

Author: Patrick Scott Belk

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317185055

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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At the turn of the twentieth century, the publishing industries in Britain and the United States underwent dramatic expansions and reorganization that brought about an increased traffic in books and periodicals around the world. Focusing on adventure fiction published from 1899 to 1919, Patrick Scott Belk looks at authors such as Joseph Conrad, H.G. Wells, Conan Doyle, and John Buchan to explore how writers of popular fiction engaged with foreign markets and readers through periodical publishing. Belk argues that popular fiction, particularly the adventure genre, developed in ways that directly correlate with authors’ experiences, and shows that popular genres of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries emerged as one way of marketing their literary works to expanding audiences of readers worldwide. Despite an over-determined print space altered by the rise of new kinds of consumers and transformations of accepted habits of reading, publishing, and writing, the changes in British and American publishing at the turn of the twentieth century inspired an exciting new period of literary invention and experimentation in the adventure genre, and the greater part of that invention and experimentation was happening in the magazines. ​
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Captain Singleton

Captain Singleton

Defoe and the Whig Novel: A Reading of the Major Fiction. U of Delaware P, 2010. Hanna, Mark. ... The Explorer in English Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, 1986.

Author: Daniel Defoe

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781460406724

Category: Fiction

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Following the success of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe wrote a new fiction, the story of an English pirate whose success eclipsed every buccaneer the Atlantic world had seen. Featuring a haunted, unreliable narrator, a daring trek across the continent of Africa, and mercantile adventures in the China Seas, Captain Singleton is a tale of loneliness, brotherhood, and the lust for profit. Appendices to this Broadview Edition include materials on pirate fiction, travel writing, and earlier pirate tales that may have provided models for Captain Singleton.
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