Away O'er The Waves: The Transatlantic Life And Literature Of Captain Mayne Reid

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Title: Away O'er The Waves: The Transatlantic Life And Literature Of Captain Mayne Reid
Author: Butler, Steven Ray
Abstract: Although largely forgotten today , adventure novelist Mayne Reid , an Irish -born veteran of the United States' war with Mexico , was a household name on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean during the mid -to -late nineteenth century . A prolific writer , Reid authored more than fifty &quot ;romances , &quot ; some of which were reportedly based on his own experiences while traveling and working in the southwestern United States during the early 1840s . Approximately half his works were aimed at the juvenile market . This study builds on previous biographies of Reid , both published and unpublished , to form a more complete picture of the author's life than has heretofore been available . Several hitherto unknown or forgotten facts have been included . This study also looks at Reid's impact on the generation that formed his legion of &quot ;boy readers , &quot ; his contribution to the myth of America's &quot ;Wild West , &quot ; and his enduring popularity in the former Soviet Union .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /451
Date: 2007-08-23

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Away O'er The Waves: The Transatlantic Life And Literature Of Captain Mayne Reid. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /451 .

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