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Author Treagus, Mandy, author

Title Empire girls : the colonial heroine comes of age / Mandy Treagus
Published University of Adelaide : University of Adelaide Press, June 2014
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Contents Introduction -- Oliver Schreiner "The story of an African farm" -- Sara Jeannette Duncan "A daughter of today" -- Henry Handel Richardson "The getting of Wisdom" -- Conclusion: from heroine to hero
Summary Empire Girls: the colonial heroine comes of age is a critical examination of three novels by writers from different regions of the British Empire: Olive Schreiner - The Story of An African Farm (South Africa), Sara Jeannette Duncan - A Daughter of Today (Canada) and Henry Handel Richardson - The Getting of Wisdom (Australia). All three commence as conventional Bildungsromane, yet the plots of all diverge from the usual narrative structure, as a result of both their colonial origins and the clash between their aspirational heroines and the plots available to them. In an analysis including gender, empire, nation and race, Empire Girls provides new critical perspectives on the ways in which this dominant narrative form from the centre of empire performs very differently when taken out of its metropolitan setting
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271)
Audience Scholarly & Professional University of Adelaide Press
Notes English
Subject Duncan, Sara Jeannette, 1861-1922. Daughter of today
Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946. Getting of wisdom
Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920.
Literature (General)
Women and literature -- Colonies -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1922064556 (electronic bk.)
9781922064554 (electronic bk.)