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War of no pity : the Indian Mutiny and Victorian trauma / Christopher Herbert.

Author/Creator:
Herbert, Christopher, 1941-
Publication:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
334 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858 -- Literature and the rebellion.
India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858 -- Historiography.
India -- History -- Sepoy Rebellion, 1857-1858 -- Public opinion.
Politics and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Literature and history -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Polemics in literature.
India -- In literature.
Contents:
Introduction: Jingoism, warmongering, racism
Diabolical possession and the national conscience
Three parables of violence
The culture of retribution: capital punishment, Maurice Dering, Flotsam
The mutiny in Victorian historiography
The infernal kingdom of A tale of two cities
Lady Audley's secret: the mutiny, the gothic, and the feminine
Epilogue: Fiction fair and foul: novels of the mutiny.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-316) and index.
ISBN:
9780691133324 (cloth : acid-free paper)
0691133328 (cloth : acid-free paper)
OCLC:
122701537
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