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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 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English prose literature
  • Melodrama, English
  • Literature and society
  • Imperialism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • English prose literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Literature and society
  • Melodrama, English
  • England
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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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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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870646808
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9780821444832
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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ebc1743580
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22573/ctt5kwjx2
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(OCoLC)870646808
Label
Melodramatic Imperial Writing : From the Sepoy Rebellion to Cecil Rhodes, Neil Hultgren
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
870646808
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780821444832
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
ebc1743580
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt5kwjx2
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)870646808

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