The Other East and Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Imagining Poland and the Russian Empire

  • Thomas McLean

About this book


The Polish exile and the Russian villain were familiar figures in nineteenth-century British culture. This book restores the significance of Eastern Europe to nineteenth-century British literature, offering new readings of Blake's Europe , Byron's Mazeppa , and Eliot's Middlemarch , and recovering influential works by Thomas Campbell and Jane Porter.


culture English literature Europe Great Britain William Blake

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  • Thomas McLean
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OtagoNew Zealand

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