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The Resource White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jen Hill

White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jen Hill

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White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination
Title
White horizon
Title remainder
the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination
Statement of responsibility
Jen Hill
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Bridging historical and literary studies, White Horizon explores the importance of the Arctic to British understandings of masculine identity, the nation, and the rapidly expanding British Empire in the nineteenth century. Well before Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, polar space had come to represent the limit of both empire and human experience. Using a variety of texts, from explorers' accounts to boys' adventure fiction, as well as provocative and fresh readings of the works of Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, and Wilkie Collins, Jen Hill illustrates the function of Arctic space in the nineteenth-century British social imagination, arguing that the desolate north was imagined as a "pure" space, a conveniently blank page on which to write narratives of Arctic exploration that both furthered and critiqued British imperialism."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Hill, Jen
Dewey number
823/.80932113
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.A72
LC item number
H56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English fiction
  • Geography in literature
  • Explorers in literature
  • Adventure and adventurers in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Arctic regions
Label
White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jen Hill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
85813944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780791472293
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007008098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)85813944
Label
White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jen Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
85813944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 238 pages
Isbn
9780791472293
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2007008098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)85813944

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