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272 pages
University of Exeter Press
Hardback (September 2000)
ISBN-13 9780859895378
ISBN-10 0859895378
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Paperback (September 2000)
ISBN-13 9780859895385
ISBN-10 0859895386
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Literary Studies
The West Country As A Literary Invention
Putting Fiction in its Place
by Simon Trezise
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 show more
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The late Simon Trezise was a lecturer in literature at the University of Exeter and had worked as a Tutor-Counsellor for the Open University. He lived and worked in many parts of the West Country. 
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Keywords - region, topography, provincial, landscape, chronotope; Parson Hawker's Inventions - Trelawney, Cruel Coppinger and the Cornish King Arthur; Westward Ho! or Charles Kingsley's inventions - Elizabethans
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"Trezise convincingly demonstrates with clarity and in painstaking detail that certain authors were highly influential in creating the perception of a West Country that has held sway since Victorian times show more
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