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dc.contributor.authorYoung, Paul K. F.
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-15T14:22:48Z
dc.date.issued2013-02-26
dc.description.abstractThis essay focuses on two updated, Americanized versions of the Robinson Crusoe story published in the final quarter of the nineteenth-century: Jules Verne’s The Mysterious Island and Douglas Frazar’s Perseverance Island: or the Nineteenth-Century Robinson Crusoe. The first half of the essay considers how these Robinsonades reworked Defoe’s novel as a fantasy of applied technology in an industrialized agrarian context. The second half of the essay engages with recent historical work on nineteenth-century British expansion in order to consider how Verne’s and Frazar’s adventures might be understood in relation to the flow of migrants and money from Britain to America around the period the novels were written. As a result, the essay proposes The Mysterious Island and Perseverance Island as literary vehicles that inspired visions of agro-industrialization at a time when Victorian subjects were increasingly drawn to the American West as a site in which to sink their labour and finance. Thus linking the circulation of the adventure form with overseas capitalist enterprise, the essay concludes by reflecting upon how such expansionism might be understood with regard to the discriminatory processes of primitive accumulation and uneven development that have characterized the growth of the modern capitalist world system.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationVol. 18, No. 1, pp. 36-53en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13555502.2012.751046
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/11751
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://0-www.tandfonline.com.lib.exeter.ac.uk/doi/full/10.1080/13555502.2012.751046en_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonTo comply with publisher policy on self-archiving via the Green OA route.en_GB
dc.subjectRobinson Crusoeen_GB
dc.subjectAnglo-American expansionismen_GB
dc.subjectindustrializationen_GB
dc.subjectadventureen_GB
dc.subjectmodernityen_GB
dc.subjectglobal peripheryen_GB
dc.titleIndustrializing Crusoe: Adventure, Modernity and Anglo-American Expansionismen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.date.available2014-08-31T03:00:11Z
dc.contributor.editorBristow, J
dc.contributor.editorDixon, T
dc.contributor.editorLivesey, R
dc.contributor.editorRogers, H
dc.identifier.issn1355-5502
dc.descriptionpublication-status: Publisheden_GB
dc.descriptiontypes: Articleen_GB
dc.description© 2013 by Taylor & Francisen_GB
dc.identifier.eissn1750-0133
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Victorian Cultureen_GB


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