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The Resource Epic and empire in nineteenth-century Britain, Simon Dentith, (electronic resource)

Epic and empire in nineteenth-century Britain, Simon Dentith, (electronic resource)

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Epic and empire in nineteenth-century Britain
Title
Epic and empire in nineteenth-century Britain
Statement of responsibility
Simon Dentith
Title variation
Epic & Empire in Nineteenth-Century Britain
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the nineteenth century, epic poetry in the Homeric style was widely seen as an ancient and anachronistic genre, yet Victorian authors worked to recreate it for the modern world. Simon Dentith explores the relationship between epic and the evolution of Britain's national identity in the nineteenth century up to the apparent demise of all notions of heroic warfare in the catastrophe of the First World War. Paradoxically, writers found equivalents of the societies which produced Homeric or Northern epics not in Europe, but on the margins of empire and among its subject peoples. Dentith considers the implications of the status of epic for a range of nineteenth-century writers, including Walter Scott, Matthew Arnold, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, William Morris and Rudyard Kipling. He also considers the relationship between epic poetry and the novel and discusses late nineteenth-century adventure novels, concluding with a brief survey of epic in the twentieth century.--
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Dentith, Simon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Epic literature
  • Literature and history
  • National characteristics, British, in literature
Label
Epic and empire in nineteenth-century Britain, Simon Dentith, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511484773
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Homer, Ossian and modernity -- 2. Walter Scott and heroic minstrelsy -- 3. Epic translation and the National ballad metre -- 4. The matter of Britain and the search for a national epic -- 5. 'As flat as Fleet street' : Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Arnold and George Eliot on epic modernity -- 6. Mapping epic and novel -- 7. Epic and the imperial theme -- 8. Kipling, Bard of empire -- 9. Epic and the subject peoples of empire -- 10. Coda : some Homeric futures
Control code
CR9780511484773
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521123570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190559152
Label
Epic and empire in nineteenth-century Britain, Simon Dentith, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511484773
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Homer, Ossian and modernity -- 2. Walter Scott and heroic minstrelsy -- 3. Epic translation and the National ballad metre -- 4. The matter of Britain and the search for a national epic -- 5. 'As flat as Fleet street' : Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Matthew Arnold and George Eliot on epic modernity -- 6. Mapping epic and novel -- 7. Epic and the imperial theme -- 8. Kipling, Bard of empire -- 9. Epic and the subject peoples of empire -- 10. Coda : some Homeric futures
Control code
CR9780511484773
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 245 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521123570
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)190559152

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