Skip to content
You are not logged in |Login  
Limit search to available items
Record:   Prev Next
More Information
Author Pearl, Jason H.

Title Utopian Geographies and the Early English Novel.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : University of Virginia Press, 2014.

Item Status

Description 1 online resource
text file
Contents Introduction -- Utopia and geography -- The flickering blazing world -- Remembering paradise in Oroonoko -- Urban solitude and the Crusoe trilogy -- Piracy and brotherhood in Captain Singleton -- Misanthropia and Gulliver's travels -- Conclusion: Future enclaves.
Summary "This book considers how writers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries engaged critically and creatively with the idea of utopia--in particular the idea of utopia as a geographic location--and how questions about world geography and utopian possibility drove many of the formal innovations of the early English novel. Works examined include Margaret Cavendish's Blazing World, Aphra Behn's Oroonoko, Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Captain Singleton, and Swift's Gulliver's Travels"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Swift, Jonathan, 1667-1745. Gulliver's travels.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Captain Singleton.
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. Robinson Crusoe.
Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689. Oroonoko.
Newcastle, Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of, 1624?-1674. Description of a new world, called the blazing world.
English fiction -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
English fiction.
Chronological Term 17th century
Subject English fiction -- 18th century -- History and criticism.
Chronological Term 18th century
Subject Geography in literature.
Geography in literature.
Utopias in literature.
Utopias in literature.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: 9781322076461
ISBN 1322076464 (electronic book)
9781322076461 (electronic book)
9780813936246 (electronic book)
0813936241 (electronic book)
0813936233 (cloth ; alkaline paper)
9780813936239 (cloth ; alkaline paper)