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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.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'Much fascinating scholarship is displayed by the authors of thisbook.' The Independent

'Idiosyncracies of the English heritage come brilliantly tolight in this delightful excursion into cultural history.' TheGood Book Guide

'Sparkling collection of essays.' The Guardian

'... An excellently conceived and potentially illuminatingenterprise.' The Journal of Imperial and CommonwealthHistory

'These ten essays, concerned mainly with England over the pasttwo and a half centuries, present contrasting and illuminating waysin which the English have seen themselves.' History

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745613062
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/16/1993
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Roy Porter is currently working on The History of Hysteria.

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Table of Contents

1. Gilbert & Sullivan:.

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

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 PrescottNuding.

Notes on Contributors.


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