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Author Pearl, Jason H., author
Title Utopian geographies and the early English novel / Jason H. Pearl
Imprint Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2014
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  PR830.U7 P359 2014    AVAILABLE    30530001197219
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  823.009 P3163 2014    AVAILABLE  -  30500101518440
Descript viii, 203 pages : maps ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-198) and index
Introduction -- Utopia and geography -- The flickering blazing world -- Remembering paradise in Oroonoko -- Urban solitude and the Crusoe trilogy -- Piracy and brotherhood in Captain Singleton -- Misanthropia and Gulliver's travels -- Conclusion: Future enclaves
"This book considers how writers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries engaged critically and creatively with the idea of utopia--in particular the idea of utopia as a geographic location--and how questions about world geography and utopian possibility drove many of the formal innovations of the early English novel. Works examined include Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Captain Singleton, and Swift's Gulliver's Travels"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Utopias in literature
Geography in literature
Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674. Description of a new world, called the blazing world
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Oroonoko
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Robinson Crusoe
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Captain Singleton
Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Gulliver's travels
English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism
English fiction -- 17th century -- History and criticism
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