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By David Malcolm

A better half to the British and Irish brief tale offers a accomplished remedy of brief fiction writing and chronicles its improvement in Britain and eire from 1880 to the present.

  • Provides a entire therapy of the fast tale in Britain and eire because it constructed over the interval 1880 to the present
  • Includes essays on themes and genres, in addition to on person texts and authors
  • Comprises chapters on women’s writing, Irish fiction, homosexual and lesbian writing, and brief fiction through immigrants to Britain

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As was the case in “Youth,” the romantic tale is the product of the “exhausted . . romantic possibility” of the colonies (Holden 1996: 61). References and Further Reading Primary Texts Buchan, J. (1997a). “Fountainblue,” in A. ), The Complete Short Stories vol. 2, pp. 25–53. London: Thistle Publishing. Buchan, J. (1997b). “The Grove of Ashtaroth,” in A. ), The Complete Short Stories vol. 2, pp. 145–66. London: Thistle Publishing. Buchan, J. (1997c). “Basilissa,” in A. ), The Complete Short Stories vol.

John Buchan (1875–1940) and the Idea of Empire: Popular Literature and Political Ideology (Studies in British History 7). Lewiston: Edwin Mellen. Mackenzie, J. ) (1986). Imperialism and Popular Culture. Manchester: Manchester University Press. A. (1986). “ ‘The Grit of our Forefathers’: Invented Traditions, Propaganda and Imperialism,” in J. ), Imperialism and Popular Culture, pp. 113–39. Phillips, R. (1997). Mapping Men & Empire: A Geography of Adventure. London: Routledge. Richards, J. (1989).

Two characters in Kipling’s Plain Tales from the Hills embody the thrills and pitfalls of conforming to Baden-Powell’s conception of the Scout as all-seeing and all-knowing, “so much of his world that his powers of observation cannot themselves be observed” (189). Strickland appears in person or indirectly in a number of stories, as a policeman with complete mastery of native disguises which allow him the kind of control over his colonial surroundings that Sherlock Holmes exercises in the imperial metropolis (interestingly, his goal is “invisibility” (1987b: 24)).

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