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The Colonizer Abroad: Island Representations in American Prose from Herman Melville to Jack London

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Looking at a diverse series of authors--Herman Melville, Richard Henry Dana, Jr., Mark Twain, Charles Warren Stoddard, and Jack London--The Colonizer Abroadclaims that as the U.S. emerged as a colonial power in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the literature of the sea became a literature of imperialism. This book applies postcolonial theory to the travel writing of some of America's best-known authors, revealing the ways in which America's travel fiction and nonfiction have both reflected and shaped society.

Table of Contents

Melville's Typee and the Development of the American Colonial Imagination — The Colonizing Voice in Cuba: Richard Henry Dana, Jr.'s To Cuba and Back: A Vacation Voyage — "The Kings of the Sandwich Islands": Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii and Postbellum American Imperialism — Charles Warren Stoddard and the American "HomoColonial" Literary Excursion — "And Who Are These White Men?": Jack London's The House of Pride and American Colonization of the Hawaiian Islands.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203494400
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Language Arts & Disciplines : General
Author:
McBride, Christopher
Author:
McBride, Christopher Mark
Subject:
Travelers' writings, American
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Americans
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Imperialism in literature
Subject:
Travelers in literature.
Subject:
Colonies in literature
Subject:
Travel in literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
United States Foreign relations.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
May 2004
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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Travel » Travel Writing » General

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