Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998. Soft Cover. 8vo. Near Fine. Item #002770
Oxford World's Classics. lvi, 507 p.p., [13 p.p. ads]. Paperback. Light rubbing to edges, long red scuff to rear cover, pages lightly tanned. This is the first anthology to gather British imperial writing alongside native and settler literature in English. Interweaving stories, poems, essays, travel writing, and memoirs from the phase of British expansionist imperialism known as high empire. Drawn from India, Africa, the West Indes, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland, and Britain, this wide-ranging selection embraces some of empire's key symbols and emblematic moments as well as challenging accepted categories and definitions. Includes an introduction, textual notes, bibliographies, a chronology of key events, explanatory notes, and author biographies.