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Imperialism and the Late Victorian Dynamite Novel

Deaglán Ó Donghaile

in Blasted Literature

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2011 | ISBN: 9780748640676
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748651689 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0003
Imperialism and the Late Victorian Dynamite Novel

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This chapter takes a look at the nationalist authors who confronted British imperialism by writing fiction that encouraged republican separatism and tried to explain the reason behind the 1881–5 bombing campaign. The first section examines the Fenian movement that engaged in a propaganda war, while the second section studies popular imperial literature. The chapter also discusses the anti-imperial dynamite novel.

Keywords: nationalist authors; British imperialism; republican separatism; bombing campaign; Fenian movement; propaganda war; popular imperial literature; anti-imperial dynamite novel

Chapter.  14704 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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