BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. NELSON, Horatio)
Title: Victorian Myths of the Sea. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Ohio University Press, Athens, OH, 1977, ISBN:0821403516
Seller ID: 22326
BEHRMAN, Cynthia Fansler. Victorian Myths of the Sea. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press,1977. First Printing. Pp. (6),vii-x,-188,(2), including frontispiece. 8vo, blue cloth with white lettering to spine. "Focusing on three particular clusters of myths, 'the English Self-Image', 'the English Seaman', and 'the English Navy', Behrman draws on sources of popular cultureto show what the popular attitudes of the English were and how these attit udes held together a unique Victorian perspective on the history, identity and purpose of the English people." - from the dustjacket. Contents: Part I: Myth and the Historian: 1. The Nature of Myth: Toward a Useful Definition. Part II: The Myths of the Sea: 2. The English Romance with the Sea; 3. The English Sense of History; 4. The Myths of Islandhood. Part III: The Mythsof Seamanship: 5. The English Seaman; 6. The Victorian Myths of the Armada ; 7. Heroism and the Myth of Nelson. Part IV: The Myths of the Navy: 8. TheNavy as Symbol and Defense; 9. Reshaping a Myth: The Admirals Adjust to Ch ange. Part V: Conclusion: 10. The End of the Myth. With bibliography and notes. Very good in nicked dustjacket. 20.00