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Set in seventeenth-century India, The Missionary focuses on the relationship between Hilarion, a Portuguese missionary to India, and Luxima, an Indian prophetess. Both are aristocratic, devoted to their religions, bound by vows of chastity, and begin the novel biased against other cultures. This Broadview Literary Texts edition also includes extensive primary source appendices that situate the novel in relation to Irish, Portuguese and Indian history, as well as to the literature of sensibility and travel writing.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781551112633
ISBN-10: 1551112639
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 337
Imprint: Broadview Press Ltd
Publisher: Broadview Press Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2002
Country of Publication: Canada

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Author Biography - Sydney Owenson

Julia M. Wright is Canada Research Chair in English at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has written widely on Romantic literature and is the editor (with Tilottama Rajan) of Romanticism, History, and the Possibilities of Genre: Re-forming Literature, 1789-1837.

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