'Altogether better-bred looking': Race and Romance in the Australian Novels of Rosa Praed

Len Platt

Abstract


This essay connects Praed's writing with late nineteenth and early twentieth century history with particular reference to the race issue. It explores races discourses--Anglo-Saxonism, Celticism and Social Darwinism--as thse appear in range of Praed's work and shows how scientific racism shaped Praed's reaction to Black Australia.

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Praed, literature, race

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