Chapter 16. The Legacy of Britain

  1. Wyn Kelley
  1. Robin Grey

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch16

A Companion to Herman Melville

A Companion to Herman Melville

How to Cite

Grey, R. (2006) The Legacy of Britain, in A Companion to Herman Melville (ed W. Kelley), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch16

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122313

Online ISBN: 9780470996782

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Keywords:

  • legacy;
  • britain;
  • american literature;
  • imperialism;
  • politics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • From English Renaissance to the “American Renaissance”

  • Shakespeare: Kingly Tragedy, the Drama of Human Nature, and the Politics of Empire

  • Milton: Free Will, Satanic Revenge, and Civil War

  • Sir Thomas Browne's Marvelous Travel Narratives, Speculative Gamesmanship, and Acknowledgement of the Insurgent World of Spirit