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Description - Maritime Fiction by John Peck

In this 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 civilized values of those who remain on the shore. It is an exploration of the relationship between national identity, fiction and the sea.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333793572
ISBN-10: 0333793579
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 214
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 a Senior Lecturer in English at Cardiff University. His previous books include War, the Army and Victorian Literature, How to Study a Novel, How to Study a Poet, and collections of essays on Victorian novelists. He is joint General Editor of three series: New Casebooks, Critical Issues and How to Study Literature.

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