Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870

- Series Number 61: Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870

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Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
10-07-2008
Sprog:
Engelsk
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Tim Watson challenges the idea that Caribbean colonies in the nineteenth century were outposts of empire easily relegated to the realm of tropical romance while the real story took place in Britain. Analyzing pamphlets, newspapers, estate papers, trial transcripts, and missionary correspondence, this book recovers stories of ordinary West Indians, enslaved and free, as they made places for themselves in the empire and the Atlantic world, from the time of sugar tycoon Simon Taylor to the perspective of Samuel Ringgold Ward, African American eyewitness to the 1865 Morant Bay rebellion. With readings of Maria Edgeworth and George Eliot, the book argues that the Caribbean occupied a prominent place in the development of English realism. However, Watson shows too that we must sometimes turn to imperial romance - which made protagonists of rebels and religious leaders, as in Hamel, the Obeah Man (1827) - to understand the realities of Caribbean cultural life.

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Udgivelsesdato:
10-07-2008
ISBN13:
9780521876261
Vægt:
590 g
Dybde:
27 mm
Bredde:
158 mm
Højde:
235 mm
Nummer i serien:
61
Nummer i serien:
61
Format:
Hardback
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    Combines literary criticism and historical analysis, examining a wide range of sources to rescue the stories of ordinary black Jamaicans and travelling African Americans from historical obscurity. At the same time, the book uses canonical fiction to show how crucial Caribbean culture was in the development of British fiction.

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Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870

- Series Number 61: Caribbean Culture and British Fiction in the Atlantic World, 1780-1870

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