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The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Inspired by a 14th-century ... More


Thomas Hardy's Shorter Fiction: A Critical Study

Sophie Gilmartin and Rod Mengham

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632657
eISBN:
9780748651641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632657.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This critical study of Hardy's short stories provides a thorough account of the ruling preoccupations and recurrent writing strategies of his entire corpus, as well as providing detailed readings of ... More


The Slave Narrative of Jane Eyre

Julia Sun-Joo Lee

in The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390322
eISBN:
9780199776207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390322.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter proposes a new transatlantic reading of Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Most of the criticism on race and slavery in the novel has focused on the colonial and postcolonial influence of the ... More


Introduction

Saree Makdisi and Felicity Nussbaum

in The Arabian Nights in Historical Context: Between East and West

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199554157
eISBN:
9780191720437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199554157.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 18th-century Literature

Alf layla wa layla (known in English as A Thousand and One Nights or The Arabian Nights) changed the world on a scale unrivalled by any other literary text. Over a period of some ... More


Fears, Phantasms, and Night Terrors

Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child: Child Development in Literature, Science, and Medicine, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582563
eISBN:
9780191702327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582563.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines discourses concerning childhood experiences of fears, phantasms, and night terrors in England during the 19th century. It discusses child psychiatrist Crichton Browne's claim ... More


Mapping Miasma, Containing Fear:Richard Burton in West Africa

Jessica Howell

in Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692958
eISBN:
9781474400824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692958.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Sir Richard Francis Burton’s personal investment in African colonialism, his subscription to certain medical and racial doctrines, and his hostility towards African natives are all interwoven within ... More


‘Climate proof’:Mary Kingsley and the Health of Women Travellers

Jessica Howell

in Exploring Victorian Travel Literature: Disease, Race and Climate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748692958
eISBN:
9781474400824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748692958.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mary Kingsley was well aware that her unusually strong health during her African travels could be a source of authority and narrative power when writing her book Travels in West Africa (1897). ... More


Locating Respectability

Michael Mason

in The Making of Victorian Sexuality

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122470
eISBN:
9780191671425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122470.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The Victorian age commands an unpatrolled importance in the history and culture of the English nation. This chapter tries to locate the notion of respectability in the Victorian age in the context of ... More


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