Fictions of Power in English Literature

Lee Horsley

Editura: Longman
As a result of its imperial role, Britain was closely involved with such romantic and disruptive myths of power such as the imperial adventure hero and the self-deified charismatic leader. Lee Horsley explores fictional representations of political power during this period, surveying a wide range of texts from the adventure story, romance, thriller and science fiction to the novels of Conrad, Huxley, Orwell and Greene.
  • Limba : Engleza
  • Cuprins : 1 Heroic Action: Narratives of imperial adventure.
    2 Superhuman arts: Narratives of nationalistic faith.
    3 Sexual dominance: Leaders and lovers in fiction between the Wars.
    4 Violence: The thirties thriller and the 'gathering storm'.
    5 Law: The liberal critique and the nightmare of totalitarianism.
    6 Technopower: 'Leviathan on wheels' in dystopian science fiction.

  • Data Publicarii : 1995
  • Editie : 1
  • Format : Paperback
  • Numar pagini : 312
  • ISBN : 9780582090958
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