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Author Ramsey, Neil.

Title The military memoir and romantic literary culture, 1780-1835 / Neil Ramsey.

Published Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2011]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  828.70309921 RAMS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 269 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series The nineteenth century series.
Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [217]-256) and index.
Contents Introduction : modern war and the suffering soldier -- The genre of the military memoir, 1780-1835 -- The sentimental military memoir, 1780-1825 -- Military authors and the commemoration of war, 1825-1835 -- The military memoir and the sacrifices of war -- Suffering and the spectacle of modern war : Robert Ker Porter's Letters from Portugal and Spain -- "An atom of an army" : the sentimental soldier's tale and Journal of a soldier of the Seventy-First -- Romantic authorship and picturesque war : Moyle Sherer's Recollections of the peninsula and George Gleig's The subaltern -- The cheerful stoicism of the soldier hero : John Kincaid's Adventures in the rifle brigade -- Conclusion : "A plain unvarnished tale" : the military author and the romance of war -- Appendix.
Subject Soldiers' writings, English -- History and criticism.
English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Peninsular War, 1807-1814 -- Historiography.
Soldiers -- Great Britain -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Romanticism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9781409410348 (hbk. : alk. paper)
140941034X (hbk. : alk. paper)