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West Country As A Literary Invention: Putting Fiction in its Place Simon Trezise

West Country As A Literary Invention: Putting Fiction in its Place

Simon Trezise

Published January 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780859895385
Paperback
256 pages
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 About the Book 

Is the West Country on the map or in the mind? Is it the south-west peninsula of Britain or a semi-mythical country offering a home for those in pursuit of the romance of wrecking, smuggling and a rural Golden Age? This book investigates theseMoreIs the West Country on the map or in the mind? Is it the south-west peninsula of Britain or a semi-mythical country offering a home for those in pursuit of the romance of wrecking, smuggling and a rural Golden Age? This book investigates these questions in the context of the relationship between place and writing, discussing Thomas Hardys Wessex- R.D. Blackmores Exmoor and Lorna Doone- Charles Kingsley, whose Westward Ho! became a Devon place-name- Sabine Baring-Gould of Dartmoor, recorder and inventor of West Country folk-tales- and Parson Hawker of Morwenstowe, an inventor of the Cornish King Arthur.