The Resource Sympathy and India in British literature, 1770-1830, Andrew Rudd

Sympathy and India in British literature, 1770-1830, Andrew Rudd

Label
Sympathy and India in British literature, 1770-1830
Title
Sympathy and India in British literature, 1770-1830
Statement of responsibility
Andrew Rudd
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "India exerted a powerful grip over the imagination of British authors during the Romantic period. But what was the true nature of their engagement with the Subcontinent? This study argues that depictions of India had to come to terms with India's strangeness and distance from Britain, as well as the aesthetic requirements of European culture"--
  • India was the object of intense sympathetic concern during the Romantic period. But what was the true nature of imaginative engagement with British India in the seminal years between 1770 and 1830? This innovative new study explores how a range of authors, from Edmund Burke and Sir William Jones to Robert Southey and Thomas Moore, sought to come to terms with India's strangeness, mystique and sheer geographical distance from Britain. This book explores the contradictions and complexities entailed in the colonial encounter, which it argues were mediated through imaginative sympathy and the related discourses of sensibility and sentimentalism. It offers specialists and the general reader alike a distinctive retelling of Britain's dealings with India and draws on recent critical interest in sympathy, colonialism and Romantic Orientalism
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKPGM
Dewey number
820.935854
Index
index present
LC call number
PR448.I534
LC item number
R83 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Sympathy and India in British literature, 1770-1830, Andrew Rudd
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
List of illustrations -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Edmund Burke and the Trial of Warren Hastings -- 'No less pious than sublime': the Sympathetic Vision of Sir William Jones -- Sympathy in a Hot Climate: British and Indian Subjects at the turn of the century -- Gothic Sympathy and Missionary Writing -- 'Oriental' versus 'Orientalist' Poetry: the Debate in Romantic Period Literary Criticism -- Epilogue: Orientalism under Pressure
Control code
ocn728642707
Dimensions
cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (p.)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230306004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
367462
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25427453
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)728642707
  • palgraveebk0230306004

Library Locations

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