IMPERIAL BARBARIANS: PRIMITIVE MASCULINITY IN LOST WORLD FICTION

@article{Deane2008IMPERIALBP,
  title={IMPERIAL BARBARIANS: PRIMITIVE MASCULINITY IN LOST WORLD FICTION},
  author={Bradley Deane},
  journal={Victorian Literature and Culture},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={205 - 225}
}
  • B. Deane
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • History, Art
  • Victorian Literature and Culture
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