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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

List price: $44.95
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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

Introduction
The romance of property
Outlaws and lawmakers: Boldrewood, Praed and the ethics of adventure
Israel in Egypt: the significance of Australian captivity narratives
Imperial romance: King Solomon's Mines and Australian romance
The new woman and the coming man: gender and genre in the 'lost-race' romance
The other world: Rosa Praed's occult novels
The boundaries of civility: Australia, Asia and the Pacific
Imagined invasions: The Lone Hand and narratives of Asiatic invasion
The colonial city: crime fiction and empire
Beyond adventure
Conclusion