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Author Treagus, Mandy, author.

Title Empire girls : the colonial heroine comes of age / Mandy Treagus, Discipline of English and Creative Writing, the University of Adelaide.

Publication Info. Adelaide, South Australia : The University of Adelaide, University of Adelaide Press, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 271 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271).
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (University of Adelaide Press website; viewed on 2020-04-02).
Contents Introduction -- Oliver Schreiner "The story of an African farm" -- Sara Jeannette Duncan "A daughter of today" -- Henry Handel Richardson "The getting of Wisdom" -- Conclusion: from heroine to hero.
Summary Empire Girls: the colonial heroine comes of age is a critical examination of three novels by writers from different regions of the British Empire: Olive Schreiner - The Story of An African Farm (South Africa), Sara Jeannette Duncan - A Daughter of Today (Canada) and Henry Handel Richardson - The Getting of Wisdom (Australia). All three commence as conventional Bildungsromane, yet the plots of all diverge from the usual narrative structure, as a result of both their colonial origins and the clash between their aspirational heroines and the plots available to them. In an analysis including gender, empire, nation and race, Empire Girls provides new critical perspectives on the ways in which this dominant narrative form from the centre of empire performs very differently when taken out of its metropolitan setting.
Language English.
Subject Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920. Story of an African farm.
Duncan, Sara Jeannette, 1861-1922. Daughter of today.
Richardson, Henry Handel, 1870-1946. Getting of wisdom.
Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920. (OCoLC)fst00105260
Bildungsromans -- History and criticism.
Women and literature -- Colonies -- Great Britain.
Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900.
Literary studies: general.
Literature and literary studies.
Literature: history and criticism.
Bildungsromans. (OCoLC)fst00831688
Women and literature. (OCoLC)fst01177093
Indexed Term south african literature.
sara jeanette duncan.
australian literature.
a daughter of today.
mandy treagus.
brithish empire.
empire girls.
colonial heroine.
female protagonist.
henry handel richardson.
white women's writing.
canadadian literature.
olive schreiner.
the story of an african farm.
the getting of wisdom.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: 1922064548
ISBN 9781922064554 (ebook ; pdf)
9781922064691 (ebook ; epub)
9781922064707 (ebook ; mobi)
9781922064547 (paperback)
Standard No. 10.20851/empire-girls doi
AU@ 000058146492
GBVCP 100866281X
GBVCP 865755574
GBVCP 86996562X

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