Marriage, Mining, and Environmental Destruction in Nineteenth-century Fiction about Australia

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Abstract

This chapter situates the early representation of mining and its ecological aspects in nineteenth and early twentieth-century fiction about Australia between the geo-political, but bipolar discourse of mineral extraction in the northern and southern hemispheres. As a case study in the national complexities of this conjunction it looks at Charles Reade's novel It's Never To Late to Mend (1856) and Anthony Trollope's John Caldigate (178-79).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcocritical Concerns and the Australian Continent
EditorsBeate Neumeier, Helen Tiffin
Place of PublicationLanham
PublisherLexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield
Chapter12
Pages203-216
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4985-6402-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-4985-6401-4
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameEcocritical Theory and Practice
PublisherLexington Books

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Mead, P. (2020). Marriage, Mining, and Environmental Destruction in Nineteenth-century Fiction about Australia. In B. Neumeier, & H. Tiffin (Eds.), Ecocritical Concerns and the Australian Continent (pp. 203-216). (Ecocritical Theory and Practice). Lanham: Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield.