The Imperial Experience

From Carlyle to Forster

  • Authors
  • C. C. Eldridge

Part of the Context and Commentary book series (COCO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. C. C. Eldridge
    Pages 1-19
  3. C. C. Eldridge
    Pages 20-54
  4. C. C. Eldridge
    Pages 55-77
  5. C. C. Eldridge
    Pages 78-102
  6. C. C. Eldridge
    Pages 103-118
  7. C. C. Eldridge
    Pages 119-139
  8. C. C. Eldridge
    Pages 140-166
  9. C. C. Eldridge
    Pages 167-182
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-212

About this book


This book examines attitudes towards empire and the creation and perpetuation of a British world-view during the years 1834-1924. Besides focusing on the usual Victorian and Edwardian novelists and poets, surveys of popular culture and anti-empire views are also included. By adopting a longer chronological context, the high level of continuity in beliefs and actions throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is highlighted. As a result, the period is viewed as a dramatic episode in a much longer story.


continuity culture drama empire experience Inuit Victorian era

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