Boys Will Be Boys

Jack Harkaway at the Isle of Palms. Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal. Jack Harkaway's War Scouts. It is said that there was another Harkaway story, 'Jack Harkaway in Search of Wealth', which was proofed but never published.

Author: E. S. Turner

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571287888

Category: History

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E.S. Turner's first book, published in 1948, is a wholly original, richly researched and uncommonly insightful study of a somewhat disreputable genre: the 'Boys' Weekly' papers commonly known as 'penny dreadfuls.' 'A classic of its kind... [Turner] ploughed through back numbers of the old blood-and-thunder adventure magazines specialising in cliffhanger serials; the young hero would be left hanging over a cliff in a totally impossible situation, which would be easily resolved in the next issue: 'With one bound Jack was free.' Social history had never been as much fun or, with three extra printings in its first week - such was the demand - as profitable.' Jonathan Sale, Guardian 'Some people felt that E.S. Turner may have invented a new kind of book - the popular social history, very British, very funny, but written with a glistening elegance.' Andrew O'Hagan, London Review of Books
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Race and Imperial Defence in the British World 1870 1914

107 These serialized stories appeared as books with the alluring titles of Jack Harkaway's War Scouts (1900) and Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal.108 Penny novels such as Henty's The Young Colonists (1885), With Buller in Natal (1901), ...

Author: John C. Mitcham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107138995

Category: History

Page: 271

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A comprehensive account of how British race patriotism shaped the defense partnership between Britain and the dominions before the Great War.
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A Gothic Bibliography Unabridged

Jack Harkaway's Schooldays, the first of the “Harkaway” series, commenced in No. 249 of Boys of England, July 23rd, 1871. The two concluding “Harkaway” stories, Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal and Jack Harkaway's War Scouts ran through ...

Author: Montague Summers

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783750481442

Category: Literary Criticism

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An important and unique work about Gothic fiction, by"the major anthologist of supernatural and Gothic fiction", Montague Summers.
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Heroes and Villains of the British Empire

Bracebridge Hemyng, Jack Harkaway's Schooldays (London: Edwin J. Brett [n.d.]), p. 4. Bracebridge Hemyng, Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal (London: Harkaway House, 1900), p. 55. Famous Crimes, 8: 101 (n.d.), p. 37.

Author: Stephen Basdeo

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526749420

Category: History

Page: 232

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From the sixteenth until the twentieth century, British power and influence gradually expanded to cover one quarter of the world’s surface. The common saying was that “the sun never sets on the British Empire”. What began as a largely entrepreneurial enterprise in the early modern period, with privately run joint stock trading companies such as the East India Company driving British commercial expansion, by the nineteenth century had become, especially after 1857, a state-run endeavor, supported by a powerful military and navy. By the Victorian era, Britannia really did rule the waves. Heroes of the British Empire is the story of how British Empire builders such as Robert Clive, General Gordon, and Lord Roberts of Kandahar were represented and idealized in popular culture. The men who built the empire were often portrayed as possessing certain unique abilities which enabled them to serve their country in often inhospitable territories, and spread what imperial ideologues saw as the benefits of the British Empire to supposedly uncivilized peoples in far flung corners of the world. These qualities and abilities were athleticism, a sense of fair play, devotion to God, and a fervent sense of duty and loyalty to the nation and the empire. Through the example of these heroes, people in Britain, and children in particular, were encouraged to sign up and serve the empire or, in the words of Henry Newbolt, “Play up! Play up! And Play the Game!” Yet this was not the whole story: while some writers were paid up imperial propagandists, other writers in England detested the very idea of the British Empire. And in the twentieth century, those who were once considered as heroic military men were condemned as racist rulers and exploitative empire builders.
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Heroes Villains of the British Empire

Bracebridge Hemyng, Jack Harkaway's Schooldays (London: Edwin J. Brett 35. [n.d.]), p. 4. Bracebridge Hemyng, Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal (London: Harkaway 36. 37. House, 1900), p.55. Famous Crimes, 8: 101 (n.d.), p. 37.

Author: Stephen Basdeo

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526749406

Category: History

Page: 232

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An analysis of the builders of the British Empire, how they were represented in popular culture of the day, and how that vision has changed over time. From the sixteenth until the twentieth century, British power and influence gradually expanded to cover one quarter of the world’s surface. The common saying was that “the sun never sets on the British Empire.” What began as a largely entrepreneurial enterprise in the early modern period, with privately run joint stock trading companies such as the East India Company driving British commercial expansion, by the nineteenth century had become, especially after 1857, a state-run endeavour, supported by a powerful military and navy. By the Victorian era, Britannia really did rule the waves. Heroes and Villains of the British Empire is the story of how British Empire builders such as Robert Clive, General Gordon, and Lord Roberts of Kandahar were represented and idealised in popular culture. The men who built the empire were often portrayed as possessing certain unique abilities which enabled them to serve their country in often inhospitable territories and spread what imperial ideologues saw as the benefits of the British Empire to supposedly uncivilised peoples in far flung corners of the world. These qualities and abilities were athleticism, a sense of fair play, devotion to God, and a fervent sense of duty and loyalty to the nation and the empire. Through the example of these heroes, people in Britain, and children in particular, were encouraged to sign up and serve the empire or, in the words of Henry Newbolt, “Play up! Play up! And Play the Game!” Yet this was not the whole story: while some writers were paid up imperial propagandists, other writers in England detested the very idea of the British Empire. And in the twentieth century, those who were once considered as heroic military men were condemned as racist rulers and exploitative empire builders.
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Boys Will be Boys

Jack Harkaway at the Isle of Palms . Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal . Jack Harkaway's War Scouts . It is said that there was another Harkaway story , ' Jack Harkaway in Search of Wealth , ' which was proofed but never published .

Author: Ernest Sackville Turner

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:31158004242888

Category: Children's literature, English

Page: 232

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War the Army and Victorian Literature

Scouting for Buller (1902), Arthur Laycock with Steve the Outlander: A Romance of South Africa (1900), and Bracebridge Hemyng with Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal; or Fighting for the Flag (1902) and Jack Harkaway's War Scouts Among Boer ...

Author: J. Peck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230378803

Category: History

Page: 218

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A ground-breaking study of how literature both reflected and contributed to the eclipse and subsequent revival of militarism in the nineteenth century. Focusing on four major disputes in the Crimea, India, the Sudan, and South Africa as well as the role of the army in Britain, John Peck examines how Victorian writers responded to military issues. At the heart of the book is a dilemma that characterises the Victorian period: the impossibility of reconciling imperial aggression with liberal domestic values.
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English in Africa

Thirty years and three generations later found young Jack , son of Jack Harkaway , son of Jack Harkaway , in South Africa , fighting for the honour of the Empire in Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal ; or Fighting for the Flag ( 1902 ) and ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007396216

Category: African literature (English)

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Penny Dreadfuls and Boys Adventures

... Harkaway and the secret of wealth 269 Jack Harkaway at Oxford 270 Jack Harkaway in America 271 Jack Harkaway in search of the mountain of gold 272 Jack Harkaway in the Transvaal 273 Jack Harkaway on the Prairie 274 Jack Harkaway out ...

Author: Elizabeth James

Publisher: British Library Board

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023461804

Category: Literary Criticism

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Penny dreadfuls - sensational stories published in weekly parts - were an important feature of Victorian popular literature. They were often anonymous, and inspired by the melodramas of the day. This is the catalogue of a comprehensive collection bequeathed by music-hall performer Barry Ono.
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