Fabulous Orients: Fictions of the East in England 1662-1785

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The first book-length study of the oriental tale in England since 1908, Fabulous Orients is an original work of criticism which illustrates the centrality of narratives of and from the eastern territories of Turkey, Persia, China, and India in the formation of the novel and constructions of western identity in a culture on the threshold of empire.
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ISBN-13: 9780199234295
ISBN-10: 0199234299
Pagini: 424
Ilustrații: 19 black-and-white halftones
Dimensiuni: 137 x 215 x 22 mm
Greutate: 0.52 kg
Editura: Oxford University Press
Colecția OUP Oxford
Locul publicării: Oxford, United Kingdom


a very welcome addition to the available scholarship
rich and wide-ranging account of Restoration and eighteenth-century fictions of the East... Critically adriot and historically nuanced... brilliant discussions

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Born in Bombay, India, in 1962, Ros Ballaster has had an abiding interest in eastern culture and narrative. She was a visiting Fellow at Harvard University 1988-89; Lecturer in English Literature at University of East Anglia 1989-1993; and Leverhulme Major Research Fellow 2000-2003. She is currently College and University Fellow in English Literature at Mansfield College, Oxford.