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Adventures in the Pacific: The Influence of Trade on the South Seas Novel

Jennifer Fuller

in Dark Paradise: Pacific Islands in the Nineteenth-Century British Imagination

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413848
eISBN:
9781474422093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413848.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The second chapter explores the transition from missionary texts to a more secularized portrayal of the islands in adventure fiction. I begin with George Vason, an LMS missionary who “went native” ... More


Regions of Adventure

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Wilderness and the moving frontier constituted an environment of heroics, anarchy and lawlessness, and these in turn became the ingredients for many different kinds of adventure narratives. Among ... More


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