British Empire Books


Anthologies about The British Empire

The Oxford Anthology of Raj Stories
A nostalgic creation of a world now gone. Includes stories by: Rudyard Kipling, John Lang, F.R. Corson, Flora Annie Steel, Bithia Mary Croker, Sara Jeannette Duncan, Alice Perrin, Maud Diver; Christine Weston, Edmund Candler, Lionel James and Joseph Hitric.

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Empire Writing
An Anthology of Colonial Literature 1870 to 1914 Edited by Elleke Boehmer. Poems, fiction, travel writing and even extracts from textbooks are all provided offering diverse discourse on subjects from religion to the military and touching many more besides. It inevitably shows the more unpalatable racist views but in a non-judgemental way.

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Glimpses of Empire
Edited by Anthony Kirk-Greene. A Corona Anthology from and about the Colonial and Overseas service. More a collection of non-fiction stories, this book still provides a fascinating insight into the lives of Imperial servants dotted across the globe.

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The White Man's Burdens
Anthology of British Poetry of the Empire edited by Chris Brooke. This anthology offers a range of poetry published in Britain from 1598 onwards which has dealt with The British Empire. The poems are drawn from a cultural range, over a period of more than 350 years and include conventional poetry, popular poetry, hymns and ballads.

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From the Margins of Empire
The novelists Christina Stead, Doris Lessing and Nadine Gordimer all reflect the subject of national identity in vastly different ways in both their lives and their work. What was the role of white women growing up in the outposts of Empire.

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