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Published: 01 September 2019

256 Pages | 10 b&w illustrations

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474443647

Bookseller Code (06)

Cultural Encounters with the Arabian Nights in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Melissa Dickson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Edinburgh Critical Studies in Victorian Culture

Dickson identifies the nineteenth century as the beginning of the large-scale absorption of the Arabian Nights into British literature and culture. She explores how this period used the stories as a means of articulating its own experiences of a rapidly changing environment. She also argues for a view of these tales not as a depiction of otherness, but as a site of recognition and imaginative exchange between East and West, in a period when such common ground was rarely found