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Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Kingsley's Geoffry Hamlyn and the Art of Landscape
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Dixon offers a reading of Geoffry Hamlyn in the context of the "non-fictional colonial tradition" to demonstrate the importance of landscape as a narrative device: the "art of landscape". This eighteenth century tradition includes the poetry of nature, landscape painting, landscape gardening and travel literature. The combination of these views in various publications during Kingsley's life produced a new way of viewing nature that expressed the "complicated emotional and intellectual preoccupations of an educated colonial gentleman". The effect of this in Geoffry Hamlyn is to present an image of "English life and culture which pervades the Australian setting" making the novel a "profound and sympathetic social document".

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    y separately published work icon Southerly vol. 37 no. 3 September 1977 Z601127 1977 periodical issue 1977 pg. 274-299
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Vol. 107. Edna Hedblad (editor), Russel Whitaker (editor), Detroit : Gale Research Co. , 2002 Z1760516 2002 reference Each print volume in this series profiles approximately four to eight literary figures who died between 1800 and 1899 by providing full-text or excerpted criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Among the topics profiled in this volume are:
    •Fanny Burney
    •Jean Ingelow
    •Henry Kingsley pp. 180-258.
    •Friedrich Schleiermacher
    Detroit : Gale Research Co. , 2002
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