Sailors and the Sea in British and American Novels, 1719-1917
By (author) John Peck
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Maritime Fiction by John Peck
Book DescriptionIn this important new study, John Peck examines the cultural significance of maritime novels from Defoe through to Conrad. Focusing in particular on the image of the body, he illustrates how these works are built around the disparity between the masculine and often brutal regime of the ship and the civilised values of those who remain on the shore. The first comprehensive discussion of its subject, Maritime Fiction is an original exploration of the relationship between national identity, fiction and the sea.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333793572
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Peck
John Peck is now retired and was formerly Reader in Victorian Literature at Cardiff University, UK. With Martin Coyle he edits the Key Concepts series for Palgrave Macmillan.
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