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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, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191560
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Inventory #17826
Price: £ 30.00 GBP ($ 39.09 approx. - € 33.15 approx.)
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Woolston, Joseph L.
Volume 24 in Developmental Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry Series.Anorexia nervosa, obesity, failure to thrive and psychosocial dwarfism are among the major growth disorders considered in this volume. It describes the emergence and course of each specific disorder, discusses known or suspected risk factors and highlights unsolved clinical and research issues. Previous owner's signature on ffep.93pp.
Sage Publications Ltd, 1991, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: . First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0803936842
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Inventory #13171
Price: £ 6.00 GBP ($ 7.82 approx. - € 6.63 approx.)
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Insall, Donald W.
96pp.Spine faded.
HMSO, 1982, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 011751554X
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Inventory #19043
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.03 approx. - € 11.05 approx.)
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Giannetto, Giuseppe
282pp.
Loffredo Napoli, 1996, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN:
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Inventory #28581
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.29 approx. - € 13.81 approx.)
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Wiesner, Merry E.
The coverage is geographically broad, ranging from Spain to Scandinavia, and from Russia to Ireland, and the topics investigated include the female life-cycle, literacy, women's economic role, sexuality, artistic creations, female piety - and witchcraft - and the relationship between gender and power. To aid students each chapter contains extensive notes on further reading (but few footnotes), and the approach throughout is designed to render the subject in as accessible and stimulating manner as possible. Women and Gender in Early Modern Europe is suitable for usage on numerous courses in women's history, early modern European history, and comparative history. 264pp. N.B. Previous owners inscription and old price sticker to ffep.
Cambridge University Press, 1993, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0521386136
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Inventory #25967
Price: £ 7.50 GBP ($ 9.77 approx. - € 8.29 approx.)
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