Pleasures and Pains: Opium and the Orient in 19th-Century British Culture (Victorian Literature and Culture Series)

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Overview

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Back paperback cover camera-ready copy on sheet 1
Paperback title page and copyright page included to substitute for cloth edition pages.

Please call Mark Saunders at 434-924-6064 if questions arise

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At once a lucrative commodity of Britain's 19th century empire in the East and disturbingly corrosive of her national and cultural identity, opium provided British writers with a focus for representing the anxieties and exhilarations of Otherness. Milligan examines this turmoil in the work of British writers from Coleridge and De Quincey to Oscar Wilde and Conan Doyle. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813922355
  • Publisher: University of Virginia
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Series: Victorian Literature and Culture Series
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 1,053,574
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

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Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
I Opium, the Orient, Imperialism, and National Identity 15
II Pernicious Beverages: Coleridge, Opium, and Oriental Contamination 31
III "The Causes of My Horror Lie Deep": De Quincey, Opium, and the Excavated Oriental Origins of British Identity 46
IV "Accepting a Matter of Opium as a Matter of Fact": The Moonstone, Opium, and Hybrid Anglo-Indian Culture 69
V "The Plague Spreading and Attacking Our Vitals": The Victorian Opium Den and Oriental Contagion 83
VI "It Begins with the Chinese, but Does Not End with Them": Opium Smoking and the Orientalized Domestic Scene in England 103
Notes 121
Works Cited 143
Index 153
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