What Happened After the Battle of Dorking

Reminiscences of a Volunteer. Being an Account of the Victory at Tunbridge Wells

Author: Charles John Stone

Publisher: N.A


Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 58

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The Battle of Dorking 1871

With Introduction by G. H. Powell and Follow-Up the Lull Before Dorking

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781483912202


Page: 120

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This fictitious invasion classic is introduced by G.H. Powell, and followed by "What Happened After The Battle of Dorking 1871" and the pamphlet "The Lull Before Dorking 1871." The Battle of Dorking: Britain is invaded by a country similar to Germany in this vivid account of troops marching across eastern England to the heart of London. George Tomkyns Chesney's classic, written after the Prussian victory in the Franco-Prussian War, led to the genre of invasion fiction and science fiction. The novel spawned copycat stories including What Happened After The Battle of Dorking and led to more serious debate about Britain's lack of preparedness for war in the House of Commons.
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What Happened After the Battle of Dorking

Author: Charles John Stone

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780341662587


Page: 58

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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British Images of Germany

Admiration, Antagonism & Ambivalence, 1860-1914

Author: R. Scully

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283467

Category: History

Page: 395

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British Images of Germany is the first full-length cultural history of Britain's relationship with Germany in the key period leading up to the First World War. Richard Scully reassesses what is imagined to be a fraught relationship, illuminating the sense of kinship Britons felt for Germany even in times of diplomatic tension.
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Science-fiction, the Early Years

A Full Description of More Than 3,000 Science-fiction Stories from Earliest Times to the Appearance of the Genre Magazines in 1930 : with Author, Title, and Motif Indexes

Author: Everett Franklin Bleiler,Richard Bleiler

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873384162

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 998

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Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries
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The First World War as a Clash of Cultures

Author: Fred Bridgham,Frederick George Thomas Bridgham

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1571133402

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Essays examining the rift between British and German intellectual and cultural traditions before 1914 and its effect on events.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald,Douglas Menville,Mary A. Burgess

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028763

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
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Englands Ende in der Schlacht bei Dorking

Erinnerungen Eines Alten Britten im Nächsten Jahrhundert; Eine Studie aus dem Englischen Übertragen (Classic Reprint)

Author: George Tomkyns Chesney

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780365779445

Category: Fiction

Page: 106

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Excerpt from Englands Ende in der Schlacht bei Dorking: Erinnerungen Eines Alten Britten im Nächsten Jahrhundert; Eine Studie aus dem Englischen Übertragen Ihr Enkel wollt, dass ich euch erzählen soll, wie es denn zugegangen ist, dass vor nun bald funfzig Jahren dieses Elend über uns hereinbrach. Nun, ich habe freilich selbst mein hartes Theil mit davon erlebt; aber wahrlich, keine Arbeit werd mir noch so sauer, als zurückzudenken an die traurigen Zeiten an das trostlose Ende von alt-englands Weltmacht. Doch es mag auch gut sein, dass ihr's hört und leset; und wenn ihr jetzt von hier fortzieht in die Ferne, mag es euch eine Lehre sein, da wo ihr euch eu1'e neue Heimath gründen möget. Für uns kam diese Lehre nur zu Spät; und doch waren auch wir genug gewarnt, wenn wir nur hätten sehen und hören wollen. Die Gefahr kam uns nicht einmal eigentlich unerwartet: Sie brach plötzlich über uns herein, das ist wohl wahr; doch ihre Verboten hatten lange deutlich uns vor Augen gestanden; wir aber waren blind mit efi'nen Augen. Niemandem anders als uns selbst haben wir diese Schmach zuzuschreiben, in der gross-britannien zu Grund ging. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Images of Germany

Author: Hans-Jürgen Diller

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: 351

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The time machine ; The war of the worlds

Author: Herbert George Wells,Frank D. McConnell

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 455

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The classic science-fiction novels are presented with contemporary critical essays and more recent biographical contributions
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Colonialism and the Emergence of Science Fiction

Author: John Rieder

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819573809

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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This is the first full-length study of emerging Anglo-American science fiction’s relation to the history, discourses, and ideologies of colonialism and imperialism. Nearly all scholars and critics of early science fiction acknowledge that colonialism is an important and relevant part of its historical context, and recent scholarship has emphasized imperialism’s impact on late Victorian Gothic and adventure fiction and on Anglo-American popular and literary culture in general. John Rieder argues that colonial history and ideology are crucial components of science fiction’s displaced references to history and its engagement in ideological production. He proposes that the profound ambivalence that pervades colonial accounts of the exotic “other” establishes the basic texture of much science fiction, in particular its vacillation between fantasies of discovery and visions of disaster. Combining original scholarship and theoretical sophistication with a clearly written presentation suitable for students as well as professional scholars, this study offers new and innovative readings of both acknowledged classics and rediscovered gems. Includes discussion of works by Edwin A. Abbott, Edward Bellamy, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John W. Campbell, George Tomkyns Chesney, Arthur Conan Doyle, H. Rider Haggard, Edmond Hamilton, W. H. Hudson, Richard Jefferies, Henry Kuttner, Alun Llewellyn, Jack London, A. Merritt, Catherine L. Moore, William Morris, Garrett P. Serviss, Mary Shelley, Olaf Stapledon, and H. G. Wells.
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Die Amerikanische Literatur in der Weltliteratur

Themen und Aspekte : Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstag von Rudolf Haas

Author: Rudolf Haas,Claus Uhlig,Volker Bischoff

Publisher: Berlin : E. Schmidt


Category: America

Page: 504

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Science-fiction Studies

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science fiction

Page: N.A

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The Battle of Dorking (1871)

Reminiscences of a Volunteer

Author: George Chesney

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494780562


Page: 36

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You ask me to tell you, my grandchildren, something about my own share in the great events that happened fifty years ago. 'Tis sad work turning back to that bitter page in our history, but you may perhaps take profit in your new homes from the lesson it teaches. For us in England it came too late. And yet we had plenty of warnings, if we had only made use of them. The danger did not come on us unawares. It burst on us suddenly, 'tis true; but its coming was foreshadowed plainly enough to open our eyes, if we had not been willfully blind. We English have only ourselves to blame for the humiliation which has been brought on the land. Venerable old age! Dishonorable old age, I say, when it follows a manhood dishonored as ours has been. I declare, even now, though fifty years have passed, I can hardly look a young man in the face when I think I am one of those in whose youth happened this degradation of Old England---one of those who betrayed the trust handed down to us unstained by our forefathers.
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The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914

Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-come

Author: Ignatius Frederick Clarke

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853236320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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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 the Germans, tales which had immense influence in the quarter-century before the First World War. An extensive range of contemporary illustrations is included.
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The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914

Fictions of Future Warfare and of Battles Still-to-come

Author: Ignatius Frederick Clarke

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815626725

Category: Fiction

Page: 382

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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 of modern futuristic fiction - the opening years of that enchanted period before the First World War when Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and many able writers delighted readers from Sydney to Seattle with their most original revelations of things-to-come. In all their anticipations, the dominant factor was the recognition that the new industrial societies would continue to evolve in obedience to the rate of change. One major event that caused all to think furiously about the future was the Franco-German War of 1870. The new weapons and the new methods of army organization had shown that the conduct of warfare was changing; and, in response to that perception of change, a new form of fiction took on the task of describing the conduct of the war-to-come.
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The Other Armada

The Franco-Spanish Attempt to Invade Britain in 1779

Author: Alfred Temple Patterson

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Anglo-French War, 1778-1783

Page: 247

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