Maritime Fiction: Sailors and the Sea in British and American Novels, 1719-1917

Overview

In this important new study, John Peck examines the cultural significance of maritime novels from Defoe to Conrad. Focusing in particular on the image of the body, he illustrates how these works are built around the disparity between the masculine and often brutal regime of the ship and the civilized values of those who remain on the shore. The first comprehensive discussion of its subject, Maritime Fiction is an original exploration of the ...

See more details below
Hardcover (REV)
$147.20
BN.com price
(Save 8%)$160.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $69.88   
  • New (2) from $149.54   
  • Used (8) from $69.88   
Sending request ...

Overview

In this important new study, John Peck examines the cultural significance of maritime novels from Defoe to Conrad. Focusing in particular on the image of the body, he illustrates how these works are built around the disparity between the masculine and often brutal regime of the ship and the civilized values of those who remain on the shore. The first comprehensive discussion of its subject, Maritime Fiction is an original exploration of the relationship between national identity, fiction, and the sea.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
This well-written and comprehensive study will interest all students and scholars of British and American literature culture. Choice
Choice
This well-written and comprehensive study will interest all students and scholars of British and American literature culture.
Choice
This well-written and comprehensive study will interest all students and scholars of British and American literature culture.
Booknews
Peck (English, Cardiff U.) explores the relationship between fiction, the sea, and national identity in British and American novels from the publication of the first British novel--Defoe's Robinson Crusoe--to Conrad's novels written when the maritime economy was disintegrating. His analysis covers the works of major writers such as Cooper, Austen, Melville, Dickens, and Stevenson as well as lesser- known authors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333793572
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/18/2001
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 226
  • Lexile: 1350L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 8.86 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

John Peck is Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff University.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction
• Sea Stories
• Jane Austen's Sailors
• Captain Marryat's Navy
• Dickens and the Sea
• American Sea Fiction: Cooper, Poe, Dana
• Herman Melville
• Mid-Victorian Maritime Fiction
• Adventures at Sea
• Joseph Conrad

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)