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Masculinities in British adventure fiction, 1880-1915 [electronic resource] / Joseph A. Kestner.

By: Kestner, Joseph A.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010Description: 1 online resource (213 p.).ISBN: 9780754695943 (electronic bk.); 0754695948 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Adventure stories, English -- History and criticism | English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Masculinity in literature | Imperialism in literature | LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, WelshGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Masculinities in British adventure fiction, 1880-1915.DDC classification: 823/.087093521 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1. Voyaging. Stevenson: Treasure Island (1883); Kipling: Captains courageous (1897); Conrad: Youth (1898), Typhoon (1902); Childers: The riddle of the sands (1903); Conrad: The secret sharer (1910) -- 2. Mapping. Haggard: King Solomon's mines (1885); Allan Quatermain (1887); Kipling: The man who would be king (1888); The light that failed (1891); Stevenson/Osbourne: The ebb-tide (1894); Schreiner: Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland -- 3. Invading. Conrad: An outpost of progress (1897); Heart of darkness (1899); Mason: The four feathers (1902); Hudson: Green mansions (1904); Buchan: Prester John (1910); Conrad: The shadow-line (1915; 1917) -- 4. Loving. Haggard: She (1887); Stevenson: The beach of Fales�a (1892); Hope: The prisoner of Zenda (1894); Stacpoole: The blue lagoon (1908); Conrad: A smile of fortune (1911); The planter of Malata (1914).
Review: "Making use of recent masculinity theories, Joseph A. Kestner sheds new light on Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction. Beginning with works published in the 1880s, when writers like H. Rider Haggard took inspiration from the First Boer War and the Zulu War, Kestner engages tales involving initiation and rites of passage, experiences with the non-Western Other, colonial contexts, and sexual encounters. Canonical authors such as R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Olive Schreiner are examined alongside popular writers like A.E.W. Mason, W.H. Hudson, and John Buchan, providing an expansive picture of the crisis of masculinity that pervades adventure texts during the period."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

1. Voyaging. Stevenson: Treasure Island (1883); Kipling: Captains courageous (1897); Conrad: Youth (1898), Typhoon (1902); Childers: The riddle of the sands (1903); Conrad: The secret sharer (1910) -- 2. Mapping. Haggard: King Solomon's mines (1885); Allan Quatermain (1887); Kipling: The man who would be king (1888); The light that failed (1891); Stevenson/Osbourne: The ebb-tide (1894); Schreiner: Trooper Peter Halket of Mashonaland -- 3. Invading. Conrad: An outpost of progress (1897); Heart of darkness (1899); Mason: The four feathers (1902); Hudson: Green mansions (1904); Buchan: Prester John (1910); Conrad: The shadow-line (1915; 1917) -- 4. Loving. Haggard: She (1887); Stevenson: The beach of Fales�a (1892); Hope: The prisoner of Zenda (1894); Stacpoole: The blue lagoon (1908); Conrad: A smile of fortune (1911); The planter of Malata (1914).

"Making use of recent masculinity theories, Joseph A. Kestner sheds new light on Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction. Beginning with works published in the 1880s, when writers like H. Rider Haggard took inspiration from the First Boer War and the Zulu War, Kestner engages tales involving initiation and rites of passage, experiences with the non-Western Other, colonial contexts, and sexual encounters. Canonical authors such as R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Olive Schreiner are examined alongside popular writers like A.E.W. Mason, W.H. Hudson, and John Buchan, providing an expansive picture of the crisis of masculinity that pervades adventure texts during the period."--Jacket.

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