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The Colonizer Abroad: Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London
     

The Colonizer Abroad: Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London

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by Christopher McBride
 

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Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel

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Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--"The Colonizer Abroad" claims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel writing of some of America's best-known authors, revealing the ways in which America's travel fiction and nonfiction have both reflected and shaped society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135877392
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
349 KB

Meet the Author

Christopher McBride completed his Ph.D. in English in 2001 at the Claremont Graduate University, and is currently a member of the English faculty at Solano College. He has published articles on American conjure stories, Herman Melville, William Dean Howells, and Mary Austin.

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