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Writing the Colonial Adventure Race, Gender and Nation in Anglo-Australian Popular Fiction, 1875-1914

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ISBN-10: 0521484391

ISBN-13: 9780521484398

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert Dixon

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This book is an exploration of popular late-nineteenth-century texts which show Australia - along with Africa, India and the Pacific Islands - to be a preferred site of imperial adventure. Focusing on the period from the advent of the new imperialism in the 1870s to the outbreak of World War I, Robert Dixon looks at a selection of British and Australian writers. Their books, he argues, offer insights into the construction of empire, masculinity, race, and Australian nationhood and identity. Writing the Colonial Adventure shows that the genre of adventure/romance was highly popular throughout this period. The book examines the variety of themes within their narrative form which captured many…    
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/1/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.55" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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