Rocks of nation: The imagination of Celtic Cornwall

Rocks of nation: The imagination of Celtic Cornwall

by Shelley Trower


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ISBN-13: 9780719090967
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2015
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Shelley Trower is Lecturer in English at the University of Roehampton

Table of Contents


1. Primitive rocks: the Geological Societies of London and Cornwall, Humphry Davy and sublime mineral landscapes

2. Rocks and race: geological folklore and Celtic literature, from Cornwall to Scotland

3. On the cliff edge of England: trembling rocks in sensation fiction and empire Gothic

4. Haunted houses and prehistoric stones: savage vibrations in ghost stories and D. H. Lawrence's Kangaroo

5. Living stones and the earth: dreams of belonging in Cornish nationalist and new age environmental writing

6. Clay: de-composed granite in Jack Clemo's anti-nationalist writing



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