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Poole, Robert M.
Top right corner of ffep slightly damaged where lebel has been peeled away. 357pp.
The Penguin Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good/Price Clipped. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1594200327
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Inventory #27967
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.00 approx. - € 7.95 approx.)
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Skinner, Quentin
N.B. Previous owners inscription to ffep of both volumes. Reading crease to spine of Volume 2. Vol 1 305pp. Vol 2 405pp.
Cambridge University Press, 1994, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. Reprint. 2 Volumes. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #24702
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 36.00 approx. - € 31.80 approx.)
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Simmons, Diane
Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.148pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191579
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Inventory #17827
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 12.00 approx. - € 10.60 approx.)
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McDermott, James
509pp.
Yale University Press, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Heavy Item Postage Quote. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0300083807
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Inventory #26804
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Richardsin, Alan
Previous owner's signature on ffep.149pp.
Student Christian Movement Press, 1941, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #29703
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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