The Resource White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jen Hill

White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jen Hill

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White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination
Title
White horizon
Title remainder
the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination
Statement of responsibility
Jen Hill
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Language
eng
Summary
Bridging historical and literary studies, White Horizon explores the importance of the Arctic to British understandings of masculine identity, the nation, and the rapidly expanding British Empire in the nineteenth century. Well before Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, polar space had come to represent the limit of both empire and human experience. Using a variety of texts, from explorers' accounts to boys' adventure fiction, as well as provocative and fresh readings of the works of Mary Shelley, Charlotte Brontë, Charles Dickens, and Wilkie Collins, Jen Hill illustrates the function of Arctic space in the nineteenth-century British social imagination, arguing that the desolate north was imagined as a 'pure' space, a conveniently blank page on which to write narratives of Arctic exploration that both furthered and critiqued British imperialism
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Hill, Jen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR868.A72
LC item number
H56 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
Series statement
SUNY series, studies in the long nineteenth century
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  • English fiction
  • Arctic regions
  • Geography in literature
  • Explorers in literature
  • Adventure and adventurers in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
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White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jen Hill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Heart of whiteness -- 2. National bodies : Robert Southey's 'Life of Nelson' and John Franklin's 'Narrative of a journey to the shores of the polar sea' -- 3. A propitious hard frost : the Arctic of Mary Shelley and Eleanor Anne Porden -- 4. A pale blank of mist and cloud : Arctic spaces in 'Jane Eyre' -- 5. Arctic highlanders and Englishmen : Dickens, cannibalism, and sensation -- 6. Ends of the earth, ends of the empire : R.M. Ballantyne's Arctic adventures
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435632905
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99976434099
System control number
(NhCcYBP)2789835
Label
White horizon : the Arctic in the nineteenth-century British imagination, Jen Hill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-230) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Heart of whiteness -- 2. National bodies : Robert Southey's 'Life of Nelson' and John Franklin's 'Narrative of a journey to the shores of the polar sea' -- 3. A propitious hard frost : the Arctic of Mary Shelley and Eleanor Anne Porden -- 4. A pale blank of mist and cloud : Arctic spaces in 'Jane Eyre' -- 5. Arctic highlanders and Englishmen : Dickens, cannibalism, and sensation -- 6. Ends of the earth, ends of the empire : R.M. Ballantyne's Arctic adventures
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 238 pages.) :
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435632905
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
99976434099
System control number
(NhCcYBP)2789835

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