Includes bibliographical references (pages -248) and index.
Introduction: retracing Transatlantic networks -- "Making power visible": Palladian architecture as colonial icon -- Transnational flows/intertextuality: the big house as feminine prison: Belvedere House, Castle Rackrent, Jane Eyre, Wide Sargasso Sea -- Reinscribing St. Kitt's history: Caryl Phillips's Cambridge and the plantation as crucible -- Revising historical revisionism: exploding Mother Ireland and the Big House in Edna O'Brien's The House of Splendid Isolation -- Plantation geography, gender and agency in Austin Clarke's The Polished Hoe -- "The colonization of psychic space": Nuala O'Faolain's My dream of you and Ireand's Great Hunger -- Afterword: Plantation heritage in the (post)colonial nation.
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