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Fictions of Power in English Literature, 1900-1950 / Edition 1
     

Fictions of Power in English Literature, 1900-1950 / Edition 1

by Lee Horsley, Stan Smith
 

ISBN-10: 0582090954

ISBN-13: 9780582090958

Pub. Date: 12/05/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582090958
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/05/1995
Series:
Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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Index

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