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With many voices: the sea in Victorian fiction

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This thesis considers some of the ways in which the sea was written about and written with in English nineteenth-century prose fiction.

It has become a commonplace of literary criticism that, in the century preceding modernism, prose fiction about the sea was unthinking and uninteresting: indentured to outworn generic codes, tied to certain clichés of national identity, Empire, or slipshod sublimity, and vaguely evoking some or all of them. This thesis does not attempt a general co...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Somerville College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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