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Writing the empire [electronic resource] : Robert Southey and Romantic colonialism /
Carol Bolton.
London : Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
x, 332 p. ; 24 cm.
1851968636 (hbk.), 9781851968633 (hbk.)
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London : Pickering & Chatto, 2007.
1851968636 (hbk.)
9781851968633 (hbk.)
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Includes bibliographical references (p.299-320) and index.
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Bolton examines a broad range of Robert Southey's writing to explore the relationship between Romantic literature and colonial politics during the expansion of Britain's second empire.
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Literature, Poetry, Romanticism, Empire Studies
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Focusing on this period of extensive colonial expansion and settlement, this monograph highlights the relationship between Romantic writing and the politics of empire, placing the writing of poet Robert Southey in the original contexts of journalism, political commentary and explorers' narratives.
Table of Contents
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Introductionp. 1
'Once more I will cry aloud and spare not': Southey's Responses to the African Slave Tradep. 15
'Taking possession': Southey's and Wordsworth's Romantic Americap. 69
'Eden's happy vale': Romantic Representations of the South Pacificp. 113
Thalaba the Destroyer: Southey's 'Arabian romance'p. 167
The Curse of Kehama: Missionaries, 'monstrous mythology' and Empirep. 207
Notesp. 257
Works Citedp. 299
Indexp. 321
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