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Deaglan O Donghaile

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780748640676

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.001.0001

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Imperialism and the Late Victorian Dynamite Novel

Imperialism and the Late Victorian Dynamite Novel

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(p.61) Chapter 2 Imperialism and the Late Victorian Dynamite Novel
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Blasted Literature
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Deaglán Ó Donghaile

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640676.003.0003

This chapter takes a look at the nationalist authors who confronted British imperialism by writing fiction that encouraged republican separatism and tried to explain the reason behind the 1881–5 bombing campaign. The first section examines the Fenian movement that engaged in a propaganda war, while the second section studies popular imperial literature. The chapter also discusses the anti-imperial dynamite novel.

Keywords:   nationalist authors, British imperialism, republican separatism, bombing campaign, Fenian movement, propaganda war, popular imperial literature, anti-imperial dynamite novel

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