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).
|Title of host publication||Ecocritical Concerns and the Australian Continent|
|Editors||Beate Neumeier, Helen Tiffin|
|Place of Publication||Lanham|
|Publisher||Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
|Name||Ecocritical Theory and Practice|
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.