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By Justin D. Livingstone

ISBN-10: 0719095328

ISBN-13: 9780719095320

ISBN-10: 1526106795

ISBN-13: 9781526106797

David Livingstone, the 'missionary-explorer', has attracted extra remark than approximately the other Victorian hero. starting within the years following his dying, he quickly turned the topic of a huge biographical culture. but out of this vast discourse, no unified snapshot of Livingstone emerges. relatively, he has been represented in various methods and in various socio-political contexts.

Until now, nobody has explored Livingstone's posthumous popularity in complete. This publication meets the problem. In imminent Livingstone's complicated legacy, it adopts a metabiographical point of view: in different phrases, this publication 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 an alternative asks: what has he been made to mean?

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

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