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British Invasion and Spy Literature, 1871–1918

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Society

Authors: Laurie-Fletcher, Danny

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  • Draws on literary sources to explore contemporary society during World War I
  • Explores areas that have previously been neglected or marginalised in the study of invasion and spy literature
  • Examines the content, audience, and reception of invasion and spy literature
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This book examines British invasion and spy literature and the political, social, and cultural attitudes that it expresses. This form of literature began to appear towards the end of the nineteenth century and developed into a clearly recognised form during the Edwardian period (1901-1914). By looking at the origins and evolution of invasion literature, and to a lesser extent detective literature, up to the end of World War I, Danny Laurie-Fletcher utilises fiction as a window into the mind-set of British society. There is a focus on the political arguments embedded within the texts, which mirrored debates in wider British society that took place before and during World War I – debates about military conscription, immigration, spy scares, the fear of British imperial decline, and the rise of Germany. These debates and topics are examined to show what influence they had on the creation of the intelligence services, MI5 and MI6, and how foreigners were perceived in society.

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Danny Laurie-Fletcher is an adjunct researcher at Flinders University, Australia.


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Invasion and Spy Literature, 1871–1918
Book Subtitle
Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Society
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03852-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03852-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03851-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 264
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