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Fabulous orients : fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785

Author
Ballaster, Rosalind.
Title
Fabulous orients : fictions of the East in England, 1662-1785 / Ros Ballaster.
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Description
xiii, 408 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
URL
<Table of contents only> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0515/2005019964.html <Publisher description> http://www.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy0639/2005019964-d.html
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 376-392) and index.
Contents
  • Narrative moves. Dinarzade, the second string
  • The state of narrative
  • Shape-shifting: Oriental tales. Fadlallah and Zemroude: transmigratory desires
  • The framed sequence
  • Travellers' tales
  • Fictional letters
  • Histories
  • Heroic drama
  • A passion for tales
  • Tales of the Seraglio: Turkey and Persia. Roxolana: the loquacious courtesan
  • Speaking likenesses: Turkey and Persia
  • Loquacious women I: staging the Orient
  • Loquacious women II: narrating the Orient
  • Speculative men I: spies and correspondents
  • Speculative men II: court secrets
  • 'Fabulous and romantic': the 'Embassy Letters' and 'The Sultan's Tale'
  • 'Bearing Confucius' morals to Britannia's ears': China. Tourandocte: the riddling princess
  • Chinese whispers
  • Orphans and absolutism: tragedies of state
  • Empire of Dulness
  • Narrative transmigrations
  • Chinese letters of reason
  • Madness and civilization
  • 'Dreams of men awake': India. Canzade: the illusory sati
  • India as illusion
  • 'The dreaming Priest': Aureng-Zebe
  • The treasures of the East: Indian tales
  • Tales of India: weaving illusions
  • The Indian fable: rational animals
  • Waking from the dream
  • Epilogue: romantic revisions of the Orient.
Kinsey subjects
Literature--Great Britain. Motifs--Great Britain. Motifs--Middle East.
Subject headings
Middle East--In literature. Orient--In literature. Asia--In literature.
ISBN
0199267332 (acid-free paper) 9780199267330 (acid-free paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
818 B25 f2 2005
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute