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The Story of the Voyage: Sea-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England
     

The Story of the Voyage: Sea-Narratives in Eighteenth-Century England

by Philip Edwards
 
This is the first study of one of the most popular forms of eighteenth-century literature, the voyage narrative. It illustrates the variety of published and unpublished material, from official accounts to the narratives of victims of the press-gang. It includes writings about Cook and the Bounty, studies of writings about the slave trade, and accounts of seamen and

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This is the first study of one of the most popular forms of eighteenth-century literature, the voyage narrative. It illustrates the variety of published and unpublished material, from official accounts to the narratives of victims of the press-gang. It includes writings about Cook and the Bounty, studies of writings about the slave trade, and accounts of seamen and passengers. This is a book about writing, dealing with the devious routes from the actuality of experience to the production of self-serving narrative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521413015
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/24/1994
Series:
Studies in Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Thought
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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