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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 ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Rodgers, Barbara N. And Dixon, Julia
266pp.
Oxford University Press, 1960, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #18856
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Peat, Neville; Patrick, Brian
This title contains numerous colour photographs and narrative descriptions to create a portrait of the geography of the Central South Island. The chapters describe the glaciers of the area, the mountains, the rivers, the ranges, the highest peaks, and conservation concerns. The wildlife of the area is prominently featured. 141pp.
University of Otago Press, 2001, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: . Reissue. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1877276154
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Inventory #14178
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Spencer,Herbert
Damage and loss to top three inches or rear d/j.
Putnam, 1961, Cloth, Book Condition: Good, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
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Inventory #17318
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.38 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Seward, Desmond
An illustrated history of the Hundred Years War covering the period of 1337-1453, which describes how English troops exploited the financial rewards of raiding and plundering French property, with discussion of England's hold over the region of Guyenne until 1453. 269pp.
Constable, 1996, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0094766908
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Inventory #20853
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.55 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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