The essay argues that the novel reflects controversies over American etiquette, manners, and democratic potential, and bears "striking resemblance" to the writings of British travelers such as Frederick Marryat
, Harriet Martineau, and Frances Trollope in its depiction of the United States as failed Utopia.
Gleig, Charles Lever, Captain Marryat
, James Hannay), the art and culture novel (Goethe), the fashionable novel (Disraeli, Mrs.
Rider Haggard, Sheridan Le Fanu, Florence Marryat
, and Vernon Lee, the book covers the key primary texts of the field with a critical perspective that refreshes as well as illuminates the works.
The primary strand is the British adventure story, popularized by authors like Frederick Marryat
, Mayne Reid, G.
He also took in a couple of illustrated German histories of the war, a war lecture, a brace of European war films, and the nineteenth-century naval war novels of Frederick Marryat
. He was even reading War and Peace while writing The Sun Also Rises.
Nineteenth-century travel writing, the adventure fiction of such authors as Frederick Marryat
, Robert Ballantyne, G.A.
Shiel, Phorfor, 1896; Florence Marryat
, The Blood of the Vampire, 1897; Fred M.
Beccari 1986:316; Evans 1922:187; Harrisson 1984:94; Hatton 1882:17; Kessel 1857:404; Lumholtz 1920:II:253; Marryat
1848:81; Okumura and Siew 2011; (2) Rousseau 1990:264; Rutter 1985:74, 141, 186; St.
Jason's cousin Marryat
, a businessman from Surrey, said: "The family are obviously devastated.