War, the Army and Victorian Literature

  • John Peck

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
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    Pages 26-47
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    Pages 48-70
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    Pages 117-140
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    Pages 141-163
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    Pages 164-187
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 188-218

About this book


A ground-breaking study of how literature both reflected and contributed to the eclipse and subsequent revival of militarism in the nineteenth century. Focusing on four major disputes in the Crimea, India, the Sudan, and South Africa as well as the role of the army in Britain, John Peck examines how Victorian writers responded to military issues. At the heart of the book is a dilemma that characterises the Victorian period: the impossibility of reconciling imperial aggression with liberal domestic values.


army Britain fiction

Authors and affiliations

  • John Peck
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WalesCardiffUK

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