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The Ocean Bards: British Poetry and the War at Sea, 1793-1815
 

The Ocean Bards: British Poetry and the War at Sea, 1793-1815 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

By Hahn, H. George
Edited by Klein, Jurgen

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Long before Patrick O'Brian's and C. S. Forester's novels of the great age of combat sail, a vast popular poetry abounded in Britain about the war at sea against the French Revolution and Napoleonic Empire. This book tells the story of how that poetry, with its sailors and admira...ls as folk heroes, became a driving force for morale, national identity and patriotism that would flourish until 1918. Focusing on the sea poetry of Britain during that twenty-two year war, 1793-1815, the book shows how heretofore overlooked invasion poems, sea battle ballads, victory odes, seascapes and sailors' elegies are crucial to a full understanding of literary, naval, and social history during the era of Nelson and Romanticism. The author opens a straight channel to link literary and military readerships and lays an important plank in the bridge of war literature arching from Homer to Hemingway.
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ISBN 9783631335697
Released NZ 20 Oct 2008
Publisher Peter Lang
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Series Britannia (part: 15)
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ISBN-13 9783631335697
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Peter Lang
Imprint Peter Lang AG
Released 20 Oct 2008
Publication Country Switzerland Switzerland
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Hahn, H. George
Edited by Klein, Jurgen
Series Britannia (part: 15)
Category Literary Studies: 16Th To 18Th Centuries
Literary Studies: 19Th Century
History
Number of Pages 189
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 13mm
Dewey Code 821.709358
Weight 280g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress English poetry - 18th century - History and criticism, English poetry - 19th century - History and criticism, War poetry, English - History and criticism, Sea poetry, English - History and criticism
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly

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