The essay looks at how the cliffs of Dover came to stand for a symbol of home for the English, with strong overtones of nationalistic pride and independence. The text traces in a great number of 19th-century texts how Dover was from the very beginnings of English history seen as a bulwark against the enemy, how during the industrial age it became the gateway to the world, and how it came eventually to represent a crumbling establishment and failing values.

The Cliffs of Dover: Nineteenth-Century Representations of a British Icon

KLAVER, JAN MARTEN IVO
2015-01-01

Abstract

The essay looks at how the cliffs of Dover came to stand for a symbol of home for the English, with strong overtones of nationalistic pride and independence. The text traces in a great number of 19th-century texts how Dover was from the very beginnings of English history seen as a bulwark against the enemy, how during the industrial age it became the gateway to the world, and how it came eventually to represent a crumbling establishment and failing values.
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