The Resource Oceania and the Victorian imagination : where all things are possible, edited by Richard D. Fulton and Peter H. Hoffenberg

Oceania and the Victorian imagination : where all things are possible, edited by Richard D. Fulton and Peter H. Hoffenberg

Label
Oceania and the Victorian imagination : where all things are possible
Title
Oceania and the Victorian imagination
Title remainder
where all things are possible
Statement of responsibility
edited by Richard D. Fulton and Peter H. Hoffenberg
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: Oceania, or the South Pacific, loomed large in the Victorian popular imagination. It was a world that interested the Victorians for many reasons, all of which suggested to them that everything was possible there. This collection of essays focuses on Oceania's impact on Victorian culture, most notably travel writing, photography, international exhibitions, literature, and the world of children. Each of these had significant impact. The literature discussed affected mainly the middle and upper classes, while exhibitions and photography reached down into the working classes, as did missionary presentations. The experience of children was central to the Pacific's effects, as youthful encounters at exhibitions, chapel, home or school formed lifelong impressions and experience. This text contributes significantly to our discussion of the non-peripheral place of Oceania in Victorian culture
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/35895
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.O24
LC item number
O24 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Oceania and the Victorian imagination : where all things are possible, edited by Richard D. Fulton and Peter H. Hoffenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Travel, exhibitions and photography -- Pacific phantasmagorias: Robert Louis Stevenson's Pacific photography / Carla Manfredi -- "Greater Britain": late imperial travel writing and the settler colonies / Anna Johnston -- The South Seas Exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair, 1893 / Mandy Treagus -- Displaying an oceanic nation and society: the Kingdom of Hawai'i at nineteenth-century international exhibitions / Peter H. Hoffenberg -- Part II: Fiction and the Pacific -- "The White Lady and the Brown Woman": colonial masculinity and domesticity in Louis Beck's 'By Reef and Palm' (1894) / Sumangala Bhattacharya -- Who's who in "The Isle of Voices"? How Victorian Robert Louis Stevenson viewed Pacific Islanders' perceptions of Victorians and of themselves / Sylvie Largeaud-Ortega -- At home in the empire: domesticity and masculine identity in 'Almayer's Folly' and "The Beach of Falesa?" / Ingrid Ranum -- Isolation and variation on Doctor Moreau's Oceanic Island / Genie Babb -- Part III: Childhood and children -- Cooks and queens and dreams: the South Sea Islands as fairy islands of fancy / Michelle Patricia Beissel Heath -- The South Seasin mid-Victorian children's imagination / Richard D. Fulton -- Watermarks on 'The Coral Island': the Pacific Island missionary as children's hero / Michelle Elleray -- "Turned topsy-turvy": William Howitt, antipodean colonial space and Victorian children's literature / Judith Johnston
Control code
ocn815757288
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 209 pages
Isbn
9781409457114
Lccn
2012039214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
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.b32168731
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  • (OCoLC)815757288
  • xx32168731

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