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The myth of the titanic

Howells, Richard Dr

The myth of the titanic

centenary edition

by Howells, Richard Dr

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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture,
  • Myth,
  • HISTORY / Social History,
  • HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain,
  • Social conditions,
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century,
  • Shipwrecks,
  • Titanic (Steamship),
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRichard Howells
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsG530.T6 H68 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25223512M
    ISBN 109780230313804
    LC Control Number2012004853


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The first was the physical Titanic, the rusting remains of which can still be found twelve thousand feet below the north Atlantic.

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It provides an insight into the particular culture of late Edwardian Britain and beyond this draws far greater conclusions about the complex relationship between myth, history, popular culture and society as a whole.

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. 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.

The Myth of the Titanic. The first critical analysis of the Titanic as a modern myth, this book focuses on the second of the two Titanics. The first was the physical Titanic.

D.E. Bristow's book plunges the reader back into to discover how a massive cover-up at the TITANIC inquiries hid the truth about the accident from the public. Conclusions, which originated with the natural necessity to protect TITANIC's owners from financial loss, have been perpetuated without regard for the facts by those who know nothing of the sea or ships/5(5).

D.E. Bristow's book plunges the reader back into to discover how a massive cover-up at the TITANIC inquiries hid the truth about the accident from the public. Conclusions, which originated with the natural necessity to protect TITANIC's owners from financial loss, have been perpetuated without regard for /5(4).

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The first was the physical Titanic, the rusting remains of which can still be found twelve thousand feet below the north Atlantic. The second is the 5/5(1). Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Best Books of the Month 14 results for Books: "titanic sinking the myths" Things You Thought You Knew about the Titanic but Didn't.

Despite this reality, Paul Burns, of the Titanic Museum Attractions in Missouri and Tennessee, says that visitors still occasionally ask about this myth Author: Becky Little. Summary: The first critical analysis of the Titanic as modern myth, this book focuses on the second of the two Titanics.

It provides an insight into the particular culture of late-Edwardian Britain and beyond this draws far greater conclusions about the complex relationship between myth, history, popular culture and society as a whole.

Howell explores in depth the later writings about many of the mythical events of the Titanic. In these he finds many expressions of English Edwardian ideals of masculinity and social class. Further, parts of the myth express a desire to draw a lesson from the experience -- that of hubris (excessive pride) causing a fall.5/5.

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This is an untrue Scottish urban legend. In fact, RMS Olympic and Titanic were assigned the yard numbers and respectively. Literary foreshadowing of the disaster. At the time the Titanic sank, the 1 May issue of The Popular Magazine, an American pulp magazine, was on the news stands.

It contained the short story "The White Ghost of Disaster," which described the collision of an ocean liner with an. "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.

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" The Blue Riband itself is a mythical ‘prize’, which is awarded to the liner that makes the fastest crossing of the Atlantic.

Legend has it that Titanic was trying to claim the Blue Riband, hence the reason she didn’t slow down when approaching the ice field where she eventually met her fate.

Titanic: Sinking the Myths recounts the incredible story of Bill Müller who survived the disaster and who had an intimate connection to the ship. Seven-time Emmy® Award winner Edward Asner portrays a year old Müller, telling his true account of the disaster for the first time to author Bristow who is portrayed by.

Download Citation | The Myth of the Titanic (review) | Journal of American Folklore () Readers looking for an exposé on the sinking of the Titanic.

The first critical analysis of the Titanic as modern myth, this book focuses on the second of the two Titanics. The first was the physical Titanic, the rusting remains of which can still be found twelve thousand feet below the north Atlantic.

The second is the mythical Titanic which emerged just as its tangible predecessor slipped from view. A Titanic Myth book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.4/5(3). Great deals on Titanic Book. Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at Fast & Free shipping on many items.

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This week sees the th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, one of the deadliest peacetime disasters at sea. Richard Howells, author of The Myth of the Titanic, explores the various legends surrounding the world's most famous ship. The Myth of the Titanic by Richard Howells (New York: St.

Martin’s Press, ), pp: The book’s content is much narrower than the title suggests: it covers the Titanic myth in popular British culture from till the outbreak of World War I in the summer of “Myths are about beliefs and not facts,”￾ emphasizes the author (p.

The myth of the Titanic. [Richard Howells] -- The first critical analysis of the Titanic as modern myth, this book focuses on the second of the two Titanics. The first was the physical Titanic, the rusting remains of which can still be found. Classical Mythology figures Gaia, Uranus, and Pontus, Titans, Hundred-Handed Giants Cottus, Briareus, and Gyges, and Cyclopes Brontes, Steropes, and Arges.

Following are Titans and Titanesses sons and daughers. Titanic: Sinking the Myths shatters the long-held beliefs, as seen in many of the popular movie depictions, that Titanic’s crew fired regulation distress rockets.

The show also demonstrates how Titanic turned away help from a German liner out of concerns for piracy. The documentary will also explore how cost-cutting efforts made in the design. A “priceless” book was lost with the Titanic. The myth of a “priceless” volume of Omar Khayyam’s The Rubaiyat in the hold of the Titanic is a myth.

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The first was the physical Titanic, the rusting remains of which can still be found twelve thousand feet below the north Atlantic. Book Reviews The Myth of the Titanic. By Richard Howells. (New York: St. Martin's Press, Pp. xii +notes, bibliography and sources, index.) Kristi A.

Bell Brigham Young University Readers looking for an exposé on the sinking of the Titanic may be disappointed in Richard Howells's The Myth of the Titanic.

While Howells does deal with. His book ends on a grace note: the seventeen-year-old Jack Thayer climbing into a bunk on the Carpathia, which saved seven hundred and six of the Titanic’s twenty-two Author: Daniel Mendelsohn.

D E Bristow's Titanic: Sinking The Myths is undoubtedly the worst Titanic book that I have ever read. Pretentious, badly written and misleading. Pretentious, badly written and misleading. Not worth the paper that it is printed on. The story of the Titanic is a modern myth par excellence.

To describe it as a myth is not, however, to attempt to reduce it (or ourselves) to a ‘primitive’ level.

On the contrary, our examination is to take myth and the Titanic extremely seriously; to make universal and non-hierarchical claims for cultures ancient and modern, distant and Author: Richard Howells.

Revised and expanded, this new edition of The Myth of the Titanic locates the centenary of the sinking of this most famous 'Unsinkable Ship' within its historical, mythical and intellectual context.

Richard Howells demonstrates the important difference between the rusting remains of the physical ship and the mythical Titanic that has replaced it in popular culture.4/5(1).

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