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The Resource Transported to Botany Bay : class, national identity, and the literary figure of the Australian convict, Dorice Williams Elliott

Transported to Botany Bay : class, national identity, and the literary figure of the Australian convict, Dorice Williams Elliott

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Transported to Botany Bay : class, national identity, and the literary figure of the Australian convict
Title
Transported to Botany Bay
Title remainder
class, national identity, and the literary figure of the Australian convict
Statement of responsibility
Dorice Williams Elliott
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Literary representations of British convicts exiled to Australia were the most likely way that the typical English reader would learn about the new colonies there. In Transported to Botany Bay, Dorice Williams Elliott examines how writers--from canonical ones such as Dickens and Trollope to others who were themselves convicts--used the figure of the felon exiled to Australia to construct class, race, and national identity as intertwined. Even as England's supposedly ancient social structure was preserved and venerated as the 'true' England, the transportation of some 168,000 convicts facilitated the birth of a new nation with more fluid class relations for those who didn't fit into the prevailing national image. In analyzing novels, broadsides, and first-person accounts, Elliott demonstrates how Britain linked class, race, and national identity at a key historical moment when it was still negotiating its relationship with its empire. The events and incidents depicted as taking place literally on the other side of the world, she argues, deeply affected people's sense of their place in their own society, with transnational implications that are still relevant today"--
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LBSOR/DLC
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1951-
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Elliott, Dorice Williams
Dewey number
823/.509
Index
index present
LC call number
PR858.E97
LC item number
E45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Series in Victorian studies
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  • English fiction
  • Exiles in literature
  • Prisoners in literature
  • Penal colonies in literature
  • Australia
  • English fiction
  • Exiles in literature
  • Literature
  • Penal colonies in literature
  • Prisoners in literature
  • Australia
Label
Transported to Botany Bay : class, national identity, and the literary figure of the Australian convict, Dorice Williams Elliott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dickens and the transported convict -- Englishness and the working class in transportation broadsides -- Writing convicts and hybrid genres -- The transported convict novel -- Convict servants and genteel mistresses in women's convict fiction -- After transportation : three approaches
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1051684033
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780821423622
Lccn
2018058620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Transported to Botany Bay : class, national identity, and the literary figure of the Australian convict, Dorice Williams Elliott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dickens and the transported convict -- Englishness and the working class in transportation broadsides -- Writing convicts and hybrid genres -- The transported convict novel -- Convict servants and genteel mistresses in women's convict fiction -- After transportation : three approaches
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1051684033
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 291 pages
Isbn
9780821423622
Lccn
2018058620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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