The Myth of the Titanic: Centenary Edition

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Palgrave Macmillan UK, Mar 6, 2012 - History - 336 pages
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Why does the story of the Titanic retain such a hold on the popular imagination, one hundred years after it sank on the night of 15 April 1912? In this new centenary edition, Howells explores the myths around the Titanic legend, showing what they reveal about the culture of their time, as well as the role that myth still plays in our lives today.

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In this scholarly and heavily documented study, Howells (communications, Univ. of Leeds) proposes that the sinking of the Titanic was "an event whose mythical significance has eclipsed its historical ... Read full review

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RICHARD HOWELLS Reader in Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College, London, UK. His particular interests are in visual and popular culture, and he has previously been Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

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