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Download E-books Debating the Slave Trade: Rhetoric of British National Identity, 1759–1815 (Ashgate Series in Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Studies) PDF

By Srividhya Swaminathan

How did the arguments constructed within the debate to abolish the slave exchange support to build a British nationwide id and personality within the overdue eighteenth century? Srividhya Swaminathan examines books, pamphlets, and literary works to track the adjustments in rhetorical recommendations used by each side of the abolitionist debate. Framing them as competing narratives engaged in defining the character of the Briton, Swaminathan reads the arguments of professional- and anti-abolitionists as a chain of dialogues between various teams on the heart and peripheries of the empire. Arguing that neither aspect emerged victorious, Swaminathan means that the Briton who emerged from those debates represented a synthesis of arguments, and that the debates to abolish the slave alternate are marked by means of rhetorical changes defining just like the Briton as person who led evidently to nineteenth-century imperialism and a feeling of worldwide superiority. as the slave-trade debates have been waged brazenly in print instead of at the back of the closed doorways of Parliament, they exerted a unique impression at the British public. At their peak, among 1788 and 1793, guides numbered within the enormous quantities, spanned each style, and circulated through the empire. one of the voices represented are writers from either side of the Atlantic in discussion with each other, resembling key African authors like Ignatius Sancho, Phillis Wheatley, and Olaudah Equiano; West India planters and retailers; and Quaker activist Anthony Benezet. all through, Swaminathan bargains clean and nuanced readings that eschew the view that the abolition of the slave alternate was once inevitable or that the final word defeat of pro-slavery advocates used to be absolute.

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Download E-books A Concise Companion to the Victorian Novel PDF

This quantity offers clean ways to vintage Victorian fiction from 1830-1900.

  • Opens up for the reader the cultural international within which the Victorian novel used to be written and read.
  • Crosses conventional disciplinary boundaries.
  • Provides clean views on how Victorian fiction pertains to diverse contexts, akin to type, sexuality, empire, psychology, legislations and biology.

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Download E-books Violence Against Women in Early Modern Performance: Invisible Acts PDF

Studying one of the most iconic texts in English theatre historical past, together with Titus Andronicus and The Changeling, this booklet, now in paperback with a brand new Preface, unearths the pernicious erasure of rape and violence opposed to ladies within the early sleek period and the politics and ethics of rehearsing those negotiations at the twentieth and twenty first century phases.

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Download E-books Cracking the AP English Literature & Composition Exam, 2017 Edition (College Test Preparation) PDF

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Download E-books Spenser's Life and the Subject of Biography (Massachusetts Studies in Early Modern Culture) PDF

At the four-hundredth anniversary of The Faerie Queene, this booklet demanding situations the obtained culture of Spenser's biography. the 1st "life" of Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-99) used to be written by means of the poet himself, in allegorical fictions of poetic ambition, envy, and anxiousness. Over succeeding centuries, readers have attempted to revise and tricky this existence on the subject of a handful of surviving files and a wealth of dubiously pertinent old truth and gossip. The 9 essays during this quantity study the background of Spenser biography and recommend techniques for reinterpreting it to an viewers newly delicate to difficulties of inventive self-presentation.

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Download E-books This Was a Man (The Clifton Chronicles) PDF

By Jeffrey Archer

This was once a Man opens with a shot being fired, yet who pulled the set off, and who lives and who dies?
In Whitehall, Giles Barrington discovers the reality approximately his spouse Karin from the cupboard Secretary. Is she a undercover agent or a pawn in a bigger game?

Harry Clifton units out to put in writing his magnum opus, whereas his spouse Emma completes her ten years as Chairman of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, and gets an unforeseen name from Margaret Thatcher supplying her a job.

Sebastian Clifton turns into chairman of Farthings Kaufman financial institution, yet basically after Hakim Bishara has to renounce for private purposes. Sebastian and Samantha’s proficient daughter, Jessica, is expelled from the Slade college of excellent paintings, yet her aunt Grace involves her rescue.

Meanwhile, woman Virginia is set to escape the rustic to prevent her collectors whilst the Duchess of Hertford dies, and she or he sees one other chance to transparent her money owed and at last trump the Cliftons and Barringtons.

In a devastating twist, tragedy engulfs the Clifton kin whilst one among them gets a stunning prognosis that might throw all their lives into turmoil.

This was once a Man is the attractive ultimate installment of the Clifton Chronicles, a chain of 7 novels that has crowned the bestseller lists around the globe, and more suitable Jeffrey Archer’s recognition as a grasp storyteller.

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Download E-books Culture and Commerce in Conrad's Asian Fiction PDF

By Andrew Francis

Andrew Francis' tradition and trade in Conrad's Asian Fiction is the 1st book-length severe research of trade in Conrad's paintings. It finds not just the complicated connections among tradition and trade in Conrad's Asian fiction, but additionally how he hired trade in characterization, ethical contexts, and his depiction of family at some extent of complicated ecu imperialism. Conrad's remedy of trade - Arab, chinese language and Malay, in addition to ecu - is explored inside of a traditionally particular context as complicated and immune to conventional readings of trade as uncomplicated and homogeneous. during the research of either literary and non-literary assets, this ebook examines capitalism, colonialism and globalization in the advertisement, political and social contexts of colonial Southeast Asia.

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Download E-books Modernism, Postmodernism, and the Short Story in English (Postmodern Studies) PDF

How can the fast tale support to redefine modernism, postmodernism and their interrelationship? what's the prestige of the fast tale in glossy literary heritage? those are the imperative questions that the essays accrued during this quantity attempt to resolution from diverse views via readings of brief fiction in English and debts of the genre's theorisations. The essays by means of a gaggle of overseas students take on theoretical concerns which are relevant in techniques to either "movements" corresponding to periodisation, autonomy, excessive vs. well known literature, totality vs. fragmentation, floor vs. intensity, otherness, illustration, and, chiefly, the topic and its vicissitudes. since it blends theory-based arguments into the ways to the fast fiction of customarily canonical authors (Joyce, Woolf, Lewis, Ballard, Carter, Rushdie, or Wallace), Modernism, Postmodernism, and the quick tale in English is of curiosity not just to readers and students of the quick tale, but in addition to these coming from the fields of literary conception and literary heritage.

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Download E-books The Great Lover: A Novel PDF

By Jill Dawson

“A exceptional, complex guy is the centre of Jill Dawson’s The nice Lover, and whereas she attracts greatly on old files of Brooke and his contemporaries, it's her judgements as a novelist that make this account of his existence attention-grabbing in addition to trustworthy. . . . . the tale that emerges is robust, enjoyable, and memorable.” — The Times (London)

An creative, interesting novel approximately some of the most enduringly renowned and romantic figures of the 1st global War—the radical, good-looking younger poet Rupert Brooke.

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Download E-books Transatlantic Literary Studies, 1660-1830 PDF

The lately built box of transatlantic literary experiences has inspired students to maneuver past nationwide literatures in the direction of an exam of communications among Britain and the Americas. the genuine quantity and value of those fabric and literary exchanges is just simply commencing to be stumbled on. This number of unique essays explores the transatlantic literary mind's eye through the key interval from 1660 to 1830: from the colonization of the Americas to the formative a long time following political separation among the international locations. Contributions from prime students from each side of the Atlantic convey quite a few ways and strategies to undergo on either typical and undiscovered texts. Revealing how literary genres have been borrowed and readapted to another context, the quantity deals an index of the bigger literary impacts going forwards and backwards around the ocean.

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