The Wake Of Wellington

Author: Peter W. Sinnema
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821442090
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The Wake Of Wellington from the Author: Peter W. Sinnema. Soldier, hero, and politician, the Duke of Wellington is one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century England. From his victory at Waterloo over Napoleon in 1815, he rose to become prime minister of his country. But Peter Sinnema finds equal fascination in Victorian England's response to the Duke's death. The Wake of Wellington considers Wellington's spectacular funeral pageant in the fall of 1852—an unprecedented event that attracted one and a half million spectators to London—as a threshold event against which the life of the soldier-hero and High-Tory statesman could be re-viewed and represented. Canvassing a profuse and dramatically proliferating Wellingtoniana, Sinnema examines the various assumptions behind, and implications of, the Times's celebrated claim that the Irish-born Wellington “was the very type and model of an Englishman.” The dead duke, as Sinnema demonstrates, was repeatedly caught up in interpretive practices that stressed the quasi-symbolic relations between hero and nation. The Wake of Wellington provides a unique view of how in death Wellington and his career were promoted as the consummation of a national destiny intimately bound up with Englishness itself, and with what it meant to be English at midcentury.

Sisters Of Fortune

Author: Jehanne Wake
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451607636
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Sisters Of Fortune from the Author: Jehanne Wake. The first American heiresses took Britain by storm in 1816, two generations before the great late Victorian beauties. Marianne, Louisa, Emily and Bess Caton were descended from the first settlers in Maryland, and brought up in Baltimore by their grandfather Charles Carroll, one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

A Reader S Guide To Finnegans Wake

Author: William York Tindall
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815603856
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A Reader S Guide To Finnegans Wake from the Author: William York Tindall. Originally published: New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [1969], in series: [The Reader's guide series].

Joyce Race And Empire

Author: Vincent J. Cheng
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521478595
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Joyce Race And Empire from the Author: Vincent J. Cheng. In this first full-length study of race and colonialism in the works of James Joyce, Vincent J. Cheng argues that Joyce wrote insistently from the perspective of a colonial subject of an oppressive empire, and demonstrates how Joyce's texts constitute a significant political commentary on British imperialism in Ireland and on colonial discourses and ideologies in general. This is a groundbreaking study of the century's most internationally influential fiction writer, and of his powerful representations of the cultural dynamics of race, power, and empire.