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Maritime Fiction: Sailors and the Sea in British and American Novels, 1719-1917

Peck, John

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ISBN 10: 0333793579 / ISBN 13: 9780333793572
Published by Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills, 2001
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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214 pages. Minor shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy in excellent condition. Record # 455200. Bookseller Inventory # 455200

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Title: Maritime Fiction: Sailors and the Sea in ...

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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In this important new study, John Peck examines the cultural significance of maritime novels from Defoe through to Conrad. Focusing in particular on the image of the body, he illustrates how these works are built around the disparity between the masculine and often brutal regime of the ship and the civilised values of those who remain on the shore. The first comprehensive discussion of its subject, Maritime Fiction is an original exploration of the relationship between national identity, fiction and the sea.

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John Peck is now retired and was formerly Reader in Victorian Literature at Cardiff University, UK. With Martin Coyle he edits the Key Concepts series for Palgrave Macmillan.

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