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Arctic Exploration in the Nineteenth Century
Discovering the Northwest Passage

Edited By

Frédéric Regard

ISBN 9781138661837
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Focusing on nineteenth-century attempts to locate the northwest passage, the essays in this volume present this quest as a central element of British culture.

Table of Contents

Introduction Exploration and Sacrifice: The Cultural Logic of Arctic Discovery, Russell A. Potter; Part I Hubris, Conflicts and Desires; Chapter 1 John Barrow’s Darling Project (1816–46), I. S. MacLaren; Chapter 2 Eskimaux, Officers and Gentlemen Sir John Ross in the ICY Fields of Credibility (1818–46), Frédéric Regard; Chapter 3 ‘In the Company of Strangers’: Shedding Light on Robert Mcclure’s Claim of Discovery (1850–7), Catherine Pesso-Miquel; Part II Hubris, Confl icts and Desires; Chapter 4 Miss Porden, Mrs Franklin and the Arctic Expeditions: Eleanor Anne Porden and the Construction of Arctic Heroism (1818–25), Janice Cavell; Chapter 5 Arctic Romance Under a Cloud: Franklin’s Second Expedition by Land (1825–7), Catherine Lanone; Chapter 6 Unremitting Exertions: Sentiment and Responsibility in Jane Franklin’s Correspondence (1854), Penny Russell; Part III The Northwest Passage in Nineteenth-Century Culture; Chapter 7 Discovery as Cheerful Endurance: William Edward Parry’s Quest (1819–25), Jan Borm; Chapter 8 ‘Is this the End?’: Swinburne’s Paradoxical Tribute to Sir John Franklin (1860), Charlotte Ribeyrol; Chapter 9 A Certain ‘Want of Arch-Inscape’? The Critical Reception of Millais’s North-West Passage (1874), Laurent Bury;

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