Journals Higher Education



06 February 2008

422 Pages | 19 black-and-white halftones

ISBN: 9780199234295

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Fabulous Orients

Fictions of the East in England 1662-1785

Ros Ballaster

  • A study of narrative and the centrality of the oriental tale in the development of the novel in Europe
  • Challenges and develops debates about "orientalism" since the publication of Edward Said's Orientalism in 1978
  • Provides a detailed analysis of works of oriental fiction and their "translation," imitation, and parody in the English language
  • Explores the roots of the myth of ancient hostility between East and West which dominates current popular thinking