Fictions of Empire : Complete Texts with Introduction, Historical Contexts, Critical Essays

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Fictions of Empire : Complete Texts with Introduction, Historical Contexts, Critical Essays

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This unique volume brings together for the first time these three short fictional works written by British authors in the late 1880s and 1890s. Each writer takes a different perspective on the topic of imperialism. Contextual materials include related works by Darwin, Melville, and other contemporaries; biographical backgrounds; and modern reactions to the novels.

Table of Contents

About This Series                                  vii
Introduction 1 (22)
A Note on the Texts 23 (6)
Part One: HISTORICAL CONTEXTS 29 (80)
CHARLES DARWIN
From The Descent of Man 31 (4)
BENJAMIN KIDD
From Social Evolution 35 (4)
WILLIAM E. GLADSTONE
From "The First Home Rule Bill" 39 (4)
JOHN ATKINSON HOBSON
From Imperialism 43 (6)
JOHN ROBERT SEELEY
From The Expansion of England 49 (8)
GEORGE OTTO TREVELYAN
From Cawnpore 57 (7)
STEPHEN KNIGHT
From The Brotherhood 64 (4)
WILLIAM ELLIS
From Polynesian Researches 68 (3)
HERMAN MELVILLE
From Typee 71 (6)
HENRY MORTON STANLEY
From In Darkest Africa 77 (17)
GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS
"An Open Letter to His Serene Majesty 94 (12)
Leopold II"
KING LEOPOLD II
"Letter from the King of the Belgians" 106(3)
Part Two:BIOGRAPHICAL CONTEXTS 109(42)
ASHIS NANDY
From The Intimate Enemy 111(5)
RUDYARD KIPLING
From a Letter to Margaret Burne-Jones 116(6)
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
From a Letter to Sidney Colvin 122(4)
ROSLYN JOLLY
"Robert Louis Stevenson and Samoan History: 126(7)
Crossing the Roman Wall"
JOSEPH CONRAD
Letter to Marguerite Poradowska 133(3)
W. G. SEBALD
From The Rings of Saturn 136(15)
Part Three: FICTIONS OF EMPIRE 151(172)
RUDYARD KIPLING
"The Man Who Would Be King" 152(35)
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
"The Beach of Fales  187(59)
JOSEPH CONRAD
Heart of Darkness 246(77)
Part Four:ANCILLARY TEXTS 323(24)
RUDYARD KIPLING
"Recessional" 325(1)
RUDYARD KIPLING
"The White Man's Burden" 326(2)
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
From In the South Seas 328(6)
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
From a Letter to the Times 334(5)
JOSEPH CONRAD
From "Geography and Some Explorers" 339(8)
Part Five: CRITICAL RESPONSES 347(58)
ZOHREH T. SULLIVAN
From "The Worst Muckers" 349(10)
KATHERINE LINEHAN
"Taking Up with Kanakas: Stevenson's 359(14)
Complex Social Criticism in 'The Beach of
Fales  "
CHINUA ACHEBE
"An Image of Africa" 373(12)
PATRICK BRANTLINGER
"Heart of Darkness: Anti-Imperialism, 385(20)
Racism, or Impressionism?"
Chronology 405(4)
Works Cited 409(8)
Further Reading 417