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During this very important new research, John Peck examines the cultural value of maritime novels from Defoe via to Conrad. Focusing particularly at the snapshot of the physique, he illustrates how those works are outfitted round the disparity among the masculine and sometimes brutal regime of the send and the civilised values of these who stay at the shore. the 1st entire dialogue of its topic, Maritime Fiction is an unique exploration of the connection among nationwide id, fiction and the ocean.

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