Myths of the English / Edition 1

Myths of the English / Edition 1

by Roy Porter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745613063

ISBN-13: 9780745613062

Pub. Date: 12/16/1993

Publisher: Wiley

Newly published in paperback, Myths of the English is a fascinating exploration of Englishness: the images, characters, myths and peculiarities that have contributed to the self-image of a nation.

Overview

Newly published in paperback, Myths of the English is a fascinating exploration of Englishness: the images, characters, myths and peculiarities that have contributed to the self-image of a nation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745613062
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/16/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

1. Gilbert & Sullivan:.

The Making and Un-making of a British 'Tradition': David Cannadine.

2. Speaking with Double Tongue:.

Mother Goose and the Old Wives' Tale: Marina Warner.

3. The Fifth of November Remembered: David Cressy.

4. The Tramp: M. A. Crowther.

5. The English Bobby: .

An Indulgent Tradition: Clive Emsley.

6. Name upon Name:.

The Great War and Remembrance: Robert Bushaway.

7. Discretion, Sobriety and Wisdom:.

The Teacher in Children's Books: Margaret Kinnell.

8. Authority in the University:.

Balliol and Newnham in Loco Parentis: Reba Soffer.

9. The Gentleman and the Hero:.

Wellington and Napoleon in the 19th Century: Iain Pears.

10. Britishness and Portraiture: Trudi Prescott Nuding.

Notes on Contributors.

Index.

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