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War, the army and Victorian literature

by Peck, John

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Great Britain. Army -- History -- 19th century.,
    • English literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.,
    • War and literature -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.,
    • Military history in literature.,
    • Social change in literature.,
    • Imperialism in literature.,
    • Colonies in literature.,
    • Soldiers in literature.,
    • Great Britain -- History, Military -- 19th century.,
    • Great Britain -- History -- Victoria, 1837-1901.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

      StatementJohn Peck.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR468.W37 P43 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL685446M
      ISBN 100312212984
      LC Control Number97032315

      contribution to the literature, but, in my opinion, tends to judge the Victorian army by standards not altogether relevant, namely, by con-temporary continental practices and twentieth-century levels of mili-tary professionalism. The importance of reforms between the Crimea and the South African war is accordingly underestimated.   In The Age of Improvement, – ()—the title itself arguing a pronounced feature of the Victorian period—Asa Briggs identifies four main elements of Victorianism: “the gospel of work, ‘seriousness’ of character, respectability and self-help” (p. ). These are undoubtedly good examples of what was characteristic of the age. However, none of them adequately describes the.

        The Victorian Army and the Staff College DOI link for The Victorian Army and the Staff College The Victorian Army and the Staff College book. Nov 4, - Explore Matt Easton's board "Victorian military photographs", followed by people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Military, British army, History pins.

        Definitely read books by veterans. And if you are writing a book about the military, it would be extremely helpful to have a veteran as a beta reader. Lee Childs doesn’t write military, but his main character, Jack Reacher, is an ex soldier – however he has so many military fact incorrect it sometimes drives me crazy.   During World War II, black women who enlisted in the U.S. Army comprised the Women's Army Corps (WAC) th. In To Serve My Country, To Serve My Race, .


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A ground-breaking study of how literature both reflected and contributed to the eclipse and subsequent revival of militarism in the nineteenth century. Focusing on four major disputes in the Crimea, India, the Sudan, and South Africa as well as the role of the army in Britain, John Peck examines how Victorian writers responded to military by: A ground-breaking study of how literature both reflected and contributed to the eclipse and subsequent revival of militarism in the nineteenth century.

Focusing on four major disputes in the Crimea, India, the Sudan, and South Africa as well as the role of the army in Britain, John Peck examines how Victorian writers responded to military issues. War, the army and Victorian literature.

[John Peck] -- During the first half of the nineteenth century, the military era of Wellington yielded to a new kind of liberal society, the mid-Victorians turning their backs on the army.

Focusing on four major War in the Crimea, India, the Sudan, and South Africa as well as the role of the army in Britain, John Peck examines how Victorian writers responded to military issues. At the heart of the book is a dilemma that characterises the Victorian period: the impossibility of reconciling imperial aggression with liberal domestic values.

A ground-breaking study of how literature both reflected and contributed to the eclipse and subsequent revival of militarism in the nineteenth century.

Focusing on four major disputes in the Crimea, India, the Sudan, and South Africa as well as the role of the army in Britain, John Peck examines how Victorian writers responded to military : John Peck.

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This book examines the myth about the invincibility of the British Army in the Victorian era, paying close attention to three conflicts – The Crimean War, The Zulu War ofand the Second Boer War.

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