New PDF release: Livingstone's 'lives': A metabiography of a Victorian icon

By Justin D. Livingstone

David Livingstone, the 'missionary-explorer', has attracted extra statement than approximately the other Victorian hero. starting within the years following his loss of life, he quickly turned the topic of an immense biographical culture. but out of this huge discourse, no unified snapshot of Livingstone emerges. particularly, he has been represented in various methods and in numerous socio-political contexts.

Until now, not anyone has explored Livingstone's posthumous acceptance in complete. This publication meets the problem. In forthcoming Livingstone's complicated legacy, it adopts a metabiographical standpoint: in different phrases, this booklet is a biography of biographies. instead of attempting to discover the genuine nature of the topic, metabiography is worried with the malleability of biographical illustration. It doesn't target to discover Livingstone's 'real' id, yet as a substitute asks: what has he been made to mean?

Crossing disciplinary obstacles, Livingstone's 'lives' will curiosity students of imperial heritage, postcolonialism, life-writing, travel-writing and Victorian studies.

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