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Writing the Empire
Robert Southey and Romantic Colonialism

ISBN 9781138663435
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
352 Pages

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Book Description

Examines a range of Robert Southey's writing to explore the relationship between Romantic literature and colonial politics during the expansion of Britain's second empire. This study draws upon a range of interdisciplinary materials to consider the impact of his work upon nineteenth-century views of empire.

Table of Contents

figu1 William Henry Egleton, engraving after John Opie, Robert Southey (1806). By permission of the Wordsworth Trust., Carol Bolton; Chapter 1 ‘Once More I Will Cry Aloud and Spare Not’: Southey’s Responses to the African Slave Trade, Carol Bolton; Chapter 2 ‘Taking Possession’: Southey’s and Wordsworth’s Romantic America, Carol Bolton; Chapter 3 ‘Eden’s Happy Vale’: Romantic Representations of the South Pacific, Carol Bolton; Chapter 4 Thalaba the Destroyer: Southey’s ‘Arabian Romance’, Carol Bolton; Chapter 5 The Curse of Kehama: Missionaries, ‘Monstrous Mythology’ and Empire, Carol Bolton;

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