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The Resource Melodramatic imperial writing : from the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes, Neil Hultgren

Melodramatic imperial writing : from the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes, Neil Hultgren

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Melodramatic imperial writing : from the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes
Title
Melodramatic imperial writing
Title remainder
from the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes
Statement of responsibility
Neil Hultgren
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Language
eng
Summary
"Melodrama, as an aesthetic, has long been criticized for its reliance on improbable situations and overwhelming emotion. These very aspects, however, made it a useful and appealing literary mode for British imperial propagandists in the late nineteenth century. Though stage melodrama may have been declining in prominence, the melodramatic style influenced many late-Victorian genres outside of the theater-for example, imperialist ballads, detective novels, travel narratives, and romances-and developed a complicated relationship with British imperial discourse. Melodramatic Imperial Writing: From the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes locates melodrama within a new and considerably more complicated history of British imperialism: beyond its use in constructing imperialist fantasies or supporting unjust policies, the melodramatic style also enabled writers to upset narratives of British imperial destiny or racial superiority. This book examines works by both canonical and lesser-known authors writing after the Sepoy Rebellion, including Wilkie Collins, Marie Corelli, Charles Dickens, H. Rider Haggard, W. E. Henley, Rudyard Kipling, Olive Schreiner, and Robert Louis Stevenson, and encompasses representations of British imperialism from India, to South Africa and the South Seas"--
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Hultgren, Neil
Dewey number
828/.08
Index
index present
LC call number
PR751
LC item number
.H76 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Series in Victorian Studies
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  • English prose literature
  • Melodrama, English
  • Literature and society
  • Imperialism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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Melodramatic imperial writing : from the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes, Neil Hultgren
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: "At Last!" and "Too Late!" -- Part 1. Melodrama as plot --- Imperial melodrama after the Sepoy Rebellion -- Romance; or melodrama and the adventure of history -- Part 2. Melodrama as aestheticized feeling -- Imperialist poetry, aestheticism, and melodrama's man of action -- Stevenson's melodramatic anthropology -- Part 3. Melodrama as distant homeland -- Olive Schreiner and the melodrama of the Karoo -- Conclusion: Pirates and spies
Control code
861676592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780821420850
Lccn
2014000852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861676592
Label
Melodramatic imperial writing : from the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes, Neil Hultgren
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: "At Last!" and "Too Late!" -- Part 1. Melodrama as plot --- Imperial melodrama after the Sepoy Rebellion -- Romance; or melodrama and the adventure of history -- Part 2. Melodrama as aestheticized feeling -- Imperialist poetry, aestheticism, and melodrama's man of action -- Stevenson's melodramatic anthropology -- Part 3. Melodrama as distant homeland -- Olive Schreiner and the melodrama of the Karoo -- Conclusion: Pirates and spies
Control code
861676592
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 259 pages
Isbn
9780821420850
Lccn
2014000852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)861676592

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