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Nation & NovelThe English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day$
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Patrick Parrinder

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199264858

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.001.0001

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From Kipling to Independence: Losing the Empire

From Kipling to Independence: Losing the Empire

(p.321) 13. From Kipling to Independence: Losing the Empire
Nation & Novel

Patrick Parrinder

Oxford University Press

The decline of the British Empire was a popular subject of English fiction and a contended topic in English identity. ‘Bloomsbury’ ethics emerged from the traditional idealism of literary culture. The chapter contains a detailed discussion of the works of Foster, Kipling, Orwell, and J. A. Hobson on imperialism.

Keywords:   imperialism, Orwell, English fiction, Bloomsbury ethics, Kipling, traditional idealism, literary culture

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