Late Victorian quest romance has recently at tracted critical attention, often relating to politics of ge nder and its vision of Empire. In this study the genre is vi ewed in the light of contemporary debates in anthropology an d archaeology. '
Robert Fraser is Research Fellow at the Centre for English Studies, University of London. He has held academic posts at the Universities of Cape Coast, Ghana; Leeds, and Trinity College, Cambridge where he was Director of Studies in English. His previous books include: The Making of the Golden Bough; Proust and the Victorians; and West African Poetry: A Critical History.General Editor: Professor Isobel Armstrong, Birkbeck, University of London