oa Alternation - The Gentleman's War: The Ideology of Imperialism in Arthur Conan Doyle's The Great Boer War

Volume 2, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



While Tuchman's evaluation is a general one, relating to no specific time or stage, her insight is of particular interest to Paul Fussel who uses it to illustrate the link between the Romance form and the literature of the First World War. I am interested in this quote for the same reason as Fussel. However, I would argue that the link between Romance and military history is the explanation of Tuchman's observation and that this phenomenon is fundamental to the period of territorial expansion that took place in Britain in the nineteenth century.

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