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Author Snader, Joe, 1964-

Title Caught between Worlds : British Captivity Narratives in Fact and Fiction
Published Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (350 pages)
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part 1: Narratives of Fact; 1. Travel, Travail, and the British Captivity Tradition; 2. The Captive as Hero; 3. The Perils and the Powers of Cultural Conversion; Part 2: Narratives of Fiction; 4. Mastering Captivity; 5. Resisting Americans in British Novels of American Captivity; 6. Utopian Captivities and other ""African"" Paradoxes; Conclusion; Notes; Primary Bibliography; Secondary Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary The captivity narrative has always been a literary genre associated with America. Joe Snader argues, however, that captivity narratives emerged much earlier in Britain, coinciding with European colonial expansion, the development of anthropology, and the rise of liberal political thought. Stories of Europeans held captive in the Middle East, America, Africa, and Southeast Asia appeared in the British press from the late sixteenth through the late eighteenth centuries, and captivity narratives were frequently featured during the early development of the novel. Until the mid-eighteenth century,
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Modern Language Association prize for independent scholars, 2000
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Subject American literature -- English influences.
Captivity narratives -- Great Britain.
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English prose literature -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
English prose literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Narration (Rhetoric)
English-speaking countries -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813149533 (electronic bk.)
9780813149530 (electronic bk.)