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Bulfin, A. , 2018, Gothic Invasions

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Ailise Bulfin, Gothic Invasions, Imperialism, War and Fin-de-Siècle Popular Fiction, 2018, University of Wales Press What do tales of stalking vampires, restless Egyptian mummies, foreign master criminals, barbarian Eastern hordes and stomping Prussian soldiers have in common? As Gothic Invasions explains, they may all be seen as instances of invasion fiction, a paranoid fin-de-siècle popular […]

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Trotter, D. (1993) The English Novel in History 1895 – 1920

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David Trotter (1993) The English Novel in History 1895 – 1920, London, Routledge While covering a much wider spectrum than just invasion-scare fiction Trotter’s book provides an interesting context of literature and society within which the invasion-scare/future war genre sits. He especially covers the growth of spy fiction in the period 1900-1914. Written specifically for […]

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Clarke, I. F. (1979). The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2011

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Clarke, I. F. (1979). The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2011. Book Club Associates / Jonathan Cape. Discussion of the future is a working tool for some and a plaything of the imagination for others. In this remarkable book — the result of twenty-five years of research — Professor Clark traces the evolving pattern of prediction. He […]

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Clark, I.F., The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914

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The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914 : Fictions of Future Warfare and of Battles Still-to-Come, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995. This selection of short stories offers a return journey through the future as it used to be. Time speeds backwards to the 1870s – to the alpha point […]

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Clark, I.F., The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914

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The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914 : Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997. In the second of a series of anthologies on future war stories, the leading specialist in the field presents a selection of prophetic tales about the conflict-to-come between the British and […]

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Seed, David,, Anticipations

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Anticipations : Essays on Early Science Fiction and Its Precursors, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995. This volume of essays examines early, primarily nineteenth-century, examples of science fiction. The essays focus particularly on how this fiction engages with such contemporary issues as exploration, the development of science and social planning. Several of the writers discussed (Mary […]

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Sculley, R., 2012, British Images of Germany

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British images of Germany; Admiration, antagonism & ambivalence, 1860-1914, by Richard Sculley (2012) Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, British Images of Germany: Admiration, Antagonism & Ambivalence, 1860-1914 is the first full-length cultural history of Britain’s relationship with Germany and the Germans in the key period before the First World War. Representing a recent about-face in scholarly appreciations of Anglo-German […]

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Ramsden, John, Don’t Mention the War

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John Ramsden (2006), Don’t Mention the War – The British and the Germans since 1890, London, Little, Brown While this book covers attitudes towards Germany and the Germans from 1890 through the 20C it has a chapter that focuses on the period prior to the First World War that discusses the impact on Invasion and […]

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Paris, M. (1992), Winged Warfare: Literature and Theory of Aerial Warfare in Britain, 1859-1917 & (1993) Fear of Flying

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Michael Paris (1992) Winged Warfare: Literature and Theory of Aerial Warfare in Britain, 1859-1917, Manchester University Press  This original study provides a significant reinterpretation of the development of air power in Britain, highlighting how in the period before 1914 aerial warfare was already becoming an increasingly forceful concept. Filling a crucial gap in the historiography […]

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Paris, Michael, Over the Top 

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Paris, Michael, (2004)  Over the Top : The Great War and Juvenile Literature in Britain, Westport, Conn., Praeger During the Great War, books and stories for young men were frequently used as unofficial propaganda for recruitment and to sell the war to British youth as a moral crusade. Until now, this literature has been neglected […]