|Forlag||Ashgate Publishing Ltd|
|Emne||English; Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900; Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers; Literary studies: from c 1900 -; Literary studies: general; c 1800 to c 1900; c 1900 - c 1914|
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Om Masculinities in British Adventure Ficti
Making use of recent masculinity theories, Joseph A. Kestner sheds new light on Victorian and Edwardian adventure fiction. Beginning with works published in the 1880s, when writers like H. Rider Haggard took inspiration from the First Boer War and the Zulu War, Kestner engages tales involving initiation and rites of passage, experiences with the non-Western Other, colonial contexts, and sexual encounters. Canonical authors such as R.L. Stevenson, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, and Olive Schreiner are examined alongside popular writers like A.E.W. Mason, W.H. Hudson and John Buchan, providing an expansive picture of the crisis of masculinity that pervades adventure texts during the period.