Maritime Fiction

Sailors and the Sea in British and American Novels, 1719-1917

Authors: Peck, J.

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In 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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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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This well-written and comprehensive study will interest all students and scholars of British and American literature culture. Choice


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maritime Fiction
Book Subtitle
Sailors and the Sea in British and American Novels, 1719-1917
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-98521-2
DOI
10.1057/9780333985212
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-79357-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41984-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 214
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