The Crimean War in the British Imagination

The Crimean War in the British Imagination

by Stefanie Markovits


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107412644
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/03/2013
Series: Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Series , #68
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.63(d)

About the Author

Stefanie Markovits is Assistant Professor of English at Yale University.

Table of Contents

Preface: the blossom of war; A brief history of the war: Part I. Rushing into Print: Journalism and the Crimean War: 1. 'The Times war'; 2. 'Mr. Russell's 'war''; 3. 'The people's war'; Part II. From Amyas Leigh to Aurora Leigh: Gender and Heroism in the Novels of the Crimean War: 1. Eastward ho?: the Kingsleys, the Crimean War, and the novel; 2. From East and West to North and South; 3. 'Heroic womanhood'; Part III. 'The Song that Nerves a Nation's Heart': The Poetry of The Crimean War: 1. The poetic (battle-) field; 2. Giving voice to the war: Tennyson's Charge and Maud's battle-song; Part IV. Painters of Modern Life: (Re)mediating the Crimean War in the Art of John Leech and John Everett Millais: 1. 'Nothing like knowing the country'; 2. Playing at war; 3. Peace concluded?; Afterword: Elizabeth Thompson, Lady Butler, the roll call, and the afterlife of the Crimean War.

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