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The Resource British Invasion and Spy Literature, 1871-1918 : Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Society, by Danny Laurie-Fletcher

British Invasion and Spy Literature, 1871-1918 : Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Society, by Danny Laurie-Fletcher

Label
British Invasion and Spy Literature, 1871-1918 : Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Society
Title
British Invasion and Spy Literature, 1871-1918
Title remainder
Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Society
Statement of responsibility
by Danny Laurie-Fletcher
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book examines British invasion and spy literature and the political, social, and cultural attitudes that it expresses. This form of literature began to appear towards the end of the nineteenth century and developed into a clearly recognised form during the Edwardian period (1901-1914). By looking at the origins and evolution of invasion literature, and to a lesser extent detective literature, up to the end of World War I Danny Laurie-Fletcher utilises fiction as a window into the mind-set of British society. There is a focus on the political arguments embedded within the texts, which mirrored debates in wider British society that took place before and during World War I - debates about military conscription, immigration, spy scares, the fear of British imperial decline, and the rise of Germany. These debates and topics are examined to show what influence they had on the creation of the intelligence services, MI5 and MI6, and how foreigners were perceived in society
Cataloging source
VT2
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Laurie-Fletcher, Danny
Dewey number
941
Index
no index present
LC call number
DA1-995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain-History
  • Civilization
  • Literature
  • Social history
  • British literature
  • British literature
  • Civilization
  • Literature
  • Social history
Label
British Invasion and Spy Literature, 1871-1918 : Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Society, by Danny Laurie-Fletcher
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Foreign Agents, Invaders, Government Responses and Novels: The Battle of Dorking to The Great Secret -- Chapter 3: Foreign Agents, Invaders, Empire, Government Responses and Novels -- Chapter 4: The Early War Spy Scare and 'The Hidden Hand' -- Chapter 5: The Concept of the Gentleman in British Spy Literature -- Chapter 6: The Portrayal of British Women in Wartime Occupations in British Spy Literature during World War I -- Chapter 7: 'The Most Dangerous Woman on Earth': Sexuality in British Spy Literature during World War I -- Chapter 8: Conclusion
Control code
on1111105473
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030038519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-03852-6
Other physical details
online resource
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111105473
Label
British Invasion and Spy Literature, 1871-1918 : Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Society, by Danny Laurie-Fletcher
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Foreign Agents, Invaders, Government Responses and Novels: The Battle of Dorking to The Great Secret -- Chapter 3: Foreign Agents, Invaders, Empire, Government Responses and Novels -- Chapter 4: The Early War Spy Scare and 'The Hidden Hand' -- Chapter 5: The Concept of the Gentleman in British Spy Literature -- Chapter 6: The Portrayal of British Women in Wartime Occupations in British Spy Literature during World War I -- Chapter 7: 'The Most Dangerous Woman on Earth': Sexuality in British Spy Literature during World War I -- Chapter 8: Conclusion
Control code
on1111105473
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2019.
Extent
1 online resource (XI, 264 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783030038519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-030-03852-6
Other physical details
online resource
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1111105473

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