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White Horizon: The Arctic in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination (Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century)

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Bridging historical and literary studies, White Horizon explores the importance of the Arctic to British understandings of masculine identity, the nation, and the rapidly expanding British Empire in the nineteenth century. Well before Coleridge's Ancient Mariner and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, polar space had come to represent the limit of both empire and human experience ...more
Hardcover, 238 pages
Published January 3rd 2008 by State University of New York Press (first published November 29th 2007)
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Morgiana
Literary criticism is not my area of study, so I shall not dwell upon that aspect of this book. I've never had much interest in analyzing a text line by line, word by word, and arguing about whatever academic theory. Readers who like that sort of thing may well enjoy this book, since analyzing representations of the Arctic in 19th century British literature certainly seems like an unusual topic.

Hill covers mostly fiction: Charlotte Brontë, Mary Shelley, Dickens, etc., and also children's adventu
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