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by George Tomkyns Chesny,Hector Hugh Munro,I. F. Clarke


The Battle of Dorking, and When William Came (Oxford Popular Fiction) epub

ISBN: 0192832859

ISBN13: 978-0192832856

Author: George Tomkyns Chesny,Hector Hugh Munro,I. F. Clarke

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 10, 1997)

Pages: 182 pages

ePUB book: 1326 kb

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Rating: 4.3

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by George Tomkyns Chesny (Author), Hector Hugh Munro (Author), I. F. Clarke (Introduction) & 0 more. George Tomkyns Chesney (1830-1895) had a distinguished military career, mainly in India, and is remembered to this day in the award of the Sir George Chesney Medal.

by George Tomkyns Chesny (Author), Hector Hugh Munro (Author), I. The Battle of Dorking appeared anonymously in the May number of Blackwood's Magazine, 1871.

The first, The Battle of Dorking, was written in 1871 by Sir George Tomkyns Chesny, and sparked great controversy when it was initially serialized anonymously in Blackwood's Magazine

The first, The Battle of Dorking, was written in 1871 by Sir George Tomkyns Chesny, and sparked great controversy when it was initially serialized anonymously in Blackwood's Magazine. It inflamed the English anxieties over the emergence of Germany as a great military power, and raised doubts about t This volume contains two imaginary tales of a, German invasion of England. The first, The Battle of Dorking, was written in 1871 by Sir George Tomkyns Chesny, and sparked great controversy when it was initially serialized anonymously in Blackwood's Magazine.

Sir George Tomkyns Chesney KCB CSI CIE (30 April 1830 – 31 March 1895), was a British Army general, politician, and writer of fiction. He is remembered as the author of the novella The Battle of Dorking (1871), a founding work in the genre of invasion literature. George Tomkyns Chesney was born on 30 April 1830 in Tiverton, Devon, one of six children of Sophia Augusta (Cauty) Chesney and Charles Cornwallis Chesney

George Tomkyns Chesny I. Clarke (introduction) Hector Hugh Munro .

George Tomkyns Chesny I. Book Description This volume contains two imaginary tales of a, German invasion of England. It inflamed the English anxieties over the emergence of Germany as a great military power, and raised doubts about the preparedness of Britain for a possible war. In the story, German invaders conquer England because they are better trained, better equipped, and have a vast conscript army.

If you squinted, When William Came could be a sequel to The Battle of. .The first, The Battle of Dorking, was written in 1871 by Sir George Tomkyns Chesny, and sparked great controversy when it wa.

If you squinted, When William Came could be a sequel to The Battle of Dorking. It tells the tale of a Arctic explorer kept away from his home in Britain by an injury, who when he finally returns discovers that the country has lost a war with Germany- and rather than extract concessions, the Germans have just decided to incorporate Britain into their empire.

Munro’s When William Came (William being Kaiser Wilhelm II) tells the tale of a successful German takeover of Britain. The writer was killed in 1916 in the Battle of Ancre, by a German sniper’s bullet while he found shelter in a crater made by artillery fire. In this book, Munro’s jingoism combines with his contempt for Edwardian hypocrisy and cowardice, and reveals a macabre hope that a little war might be good for a country that’s grown weak-willed and vulnerable. His last words, it is said, were Put that bloody cigarette out! a not uncommon plea in the trenches, as the lit cigarette end gave away one's position. Munro was only 45. The satirist cannot see all faults.

The battle of Dorking. by. Chesney, George Tomkyns, 1830-1895; Saki, 1870-1916. Imaginary wars and battles, Fantasy fiction, English, War stories, English. Oxford ; New York ; Oxford University Press. Book from the collections of. Harvard University.

The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer is an 1871 novella by George Tomkyns Chesney, starting the genre of invasion literature and an important precursor of science fiction. Written just after the Prussian victory in the Franco-Prussian War, it describes an invasion of Britain by a German-speaking country referred to in oblique terms as The Other Power or The Enemy.

When William Came: A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns is a novel .

When William Came: A Story of London Under the Hohenzollerns is a novel written by the British author Saki (the pseudonym of Hector Hugh Munro) and published in November 1913. Hector Hugh Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, and also frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story, and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer is an 1871 novella by George Tomkyns Chesney, starting the genre of invasion literature and an important precursor of science fiction.

This volume contains two imaginary tales of a, German invasion of England. The first, The Battle of Dorking, was written in 1871 by Sir George Tomkyns Chesny, and sparked great controversy when it was initially serialized anonymously in Blackwood's Magazine. It inflamed the English anxieties over the emergence of Germany as a great military power, and raised doubts about the preparedness of Britain for a possible war. In the story, German invaders conquer England because they are better trained, better equipped, and have a vast conscript army. In turn, the story is both a thinly-veiled call to action by Chesny, as well as a well-crafted work of fiction. The second story in the volume, When William Came by Saki, is a bitter tale which imagines England under the rule of a German royalty now ensconced in Buckingham Palace. Written in 1913, it was published at a time when world war was inevitable--indeed, Saki would soon lose his life in the war on the continent. Both books mark the course of the then-flourishing "future war" genre, showing the fascination for invention on the part of the authors, and their impassioned pleas to their readers patriotism.
"Battle" was disappointing in that a badly described battle about the size of the Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill decided England's fate. I did not want more battle, but a convincing one. "When Wm. Came" does not speculate enough about what the Germans would do after their victory. There are too many characters who don't do anything. The portrayals of the members of the English upper crust could be in any book and are little affected by Wm. I found the descriptions of the two gigolos to be very daring considering the mindsets obtaining at the beginning of the last century. H.H. Munro comes out of his closet and gets away with it. Maybe his death in WWI prevented any backlash. I bought this through Amazon.
It's sad that they are no longer in print. They were in print just a few months ago. Good book, fiction about a war between Germany & England in the 1880's or so. Well done & easy to read but too short! Much better than H.G.Well's stuff in terms of an interesting story.
The short story "The Battle of Dorking" was the genesis of the 'Invasion Literature' genre. It first appeared in Blackwood's Magazine in 1871. For a lot more historical information about this book and its later influences, see the Wiki pedia article on "Invasion Literature" which is quite good.