With many voices: the sea in Victorian fiction
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...Expand abstract
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- Kerr, M
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