Inventing Ruritania: The Imperialism of the Imagination

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Yale University Press, 1998/01/01 - 254 ページ
Since the 1800s, the Balkans - the Wild East of Europe - have offered material for the literature and the entertainment industries in Western Europe and America. In this process of imaginative colonization, products developed in the West - lands such as Bram Stoker's Transylvania (in Dracula) and Anthony Hope's Ruritania (in The Prisoner of Zenda) - became lucrative brand-names which remain much better known than their real counterparts.

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Chapter
14
Chapter Three
42
Chapter Four
112
Chapter Five
160
Chapter
202
Chronology
231
Index
246
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