The Resource Defoe's America, Dennis Todd

Defoe's America, Dennis Todd

Label
Defoe's America
Title
Defoe's America
Statement of responsibility
Dennis Todd
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Americas appear as an evocative setting in more than half of Daniel Defoe's novels, and often offer a new beginning for his characters. In the first full-length study of Defoe and colonialism, Dennis Todd explores why the New World loomed so large in Defoe's imagination. By focusing on the historical contexts that informed Defoe's depiction of American Indians, African slaves, and white indentured servants, Dennis Todd investigates the colonial assumptions that shaped his novels and, at the same time, uncovers how Defoe used details of the American experience in complex, often figurative ways to explore the psychological bases of the profound conversions and transformations that his heroes and heroines undergo. And by examining what Defoe knew and did not know about America, what he falsely believed and what he knowingly falsified, Defoe's America probes the doubts, hesitancies, and contradictions he had about the colonial project he so fervently promoted"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
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Todd, Dennis
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3407
LC item number
.T56 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • Defoe, Daniel
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Kolonialisme
  • Romans
  • Engels
  • Motiv (Literatur)
  • Imperialismus
  • Amerika
  • Imperialismus
  • Imperialism in literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Amerika
  • Amerika
Label
Defoe's America, Dennis Todd
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defoe's America -- Mastering the savage: conversion in Robinson Crusoe -- Servitude and self-transformation in Colonel Jack -- Moll Flanders and the misrepresentation of servitude -- Conclusion: Defoe, cannibals, and colonialism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 229 pages
Isbn
9780521195812
Lccn
2010022106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)632228530
  • (OCoLC)ocn632228530
Label
Defoe's America, Dennis Todd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defoe's America -- Mastering the savage: conversion in Robinson Crusoe -- Servitude and self-transformation in Colonel Jack -- Moll Flanders and the misrepresentation of servitude -- Conclusion: Defoe, cannibals, and colonialism
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 229 pages
Isbn
9780521195812
Lccn
2010022106
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)632228530
  • (OCoLC)ocn632228530

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