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Author LeFanu, Sarah, author

Title Something of themselves : Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War / Sarah LeFanu
Published London : Hurst & Company, 2020


Description 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white)
Summary In early 1900, the paths of three British writers - Rudyard Kipling, Mary Kingsley & Arthur Conan Doyle - crossed in South Africa, during what has become known as Britain's last imperial war. Each of the three had pressing personal reasons to leave England behind, but they were also motivated by notions of duty, service, patriotism &, in Kipling's case, jingoism. Sarah LeFanu compellingly opens an unexplored chapter of these writers' lives, at a turning point for Britain & its imperial ambitions. Was the South African War, as Kipling claimed, a dress rehearsal for the Armageddon of World War One? Or did it instead foreshadow the anti-colonial guerrilla wars of the later 20th century? Weaving a rich & varied narrative, LeFanu charts the writers' paths in the theatre of war, & explores how this crucial period shaped their cultural legacies, their shifting reputations, & their influence on colonial policy
Notes Also issued in print: 2020
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Audience Specialized
Notes Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on August 26, 2020)
Subject Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 -- Travel -- South Africa
Kingsley, Mary Henrietta, 1862-1900 -- Travel -- South Africa
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 -- Travel -- South Africa
SUBJECT Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1859-1930 fast
Kingsley, Mary Henrietta, 1862-1900 fast
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 fast
Subject Authors -- Biography.
South African War, 1899-1902 -- Influence
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
South Africa
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780197536162