The Resource Fabulous orients : fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785, Ros Ballaster

Fabulous orients : fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785, Ros Ballaster

Label
Fabulous orients : fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785
Title
Fabulous orients
Title remainder
fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785
Statement of responsibility
Ros Ballaster
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The first book-length study of the oriental tale in England since 1908, Fabulous Orients is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the formation of the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire. - ;Narrative moves. Stories migrate from one culture to another, over vast distances sometimes, but their path is often difficult to trace and obscured by time. Fabulous Orients looks at the traffic of narrative between Orient and Occident in the eig
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
820.9/3256
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR129.A78
LC item number
B35 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Fabulous orients : fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785, Ros Ballaster
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-392) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Narrative moves. Dinarzade, the second string -- The state of narrative -- Shape-shifting: Oriental tales. Fadlallah and Zemroude: transmigratory desires -- The framed sequence -- Travellers' tales -- Fictional letters -- Histories -- Heroic drama -- A passion for tales -- Tales of the Seraglio: Turkey and Persia. Roxolana: the loquacious courtesan -- Speaking likenesses: Turkey and Persia -- Loquacious women I: staging the Orient -- Loquacious women II: narrating the Orient -- Speculative men I: spies and correspondents -- Speculative men II: court secrets -- 'Fabulous and romantic': the 'Embassy Letters' and 'The Sultan's Tale' -- 'Bearing Confucius' morals to Britannia's ears': China. Tourandocte: the riddling princess -- Chinese whispers -- Orphans and absolutism: tragedies of state -- Empire of Dulness -- Narrative transmigrations -- Chinese letters of reason -- Madness and civilization -- 'Dreams of men awake': India. Canzade: the illusory sati -- India as illusion -- 'The dreaming Priest': Aureng-Zebe -- The treasures of the East: Indian tales -- Tales of India: weaving illusions -- The Indian fable: rational animals -- Waking from the dream -- Epilogue: romantic revisions of the Orient
Control code
ocn170687244
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 408 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280756726
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3574828x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)170687244
  • pebcs0191514853

Library Locations

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