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Kabanova I. V. Russia in James Hilton’s Knight Without Armour. Izvestiya of Saratov University. Philology. Journalism, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 1, pp. 65-70. DOI:

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Russia in James Hilton’s Knight Without Armour

Against the vogue for Russia in British travel books of the 1930s, the paper brings back to light James Hilton’s novel Knight Without Armour (1933), set mainly in Russia in Revolutionary years. This entertainment novel is shown to lack the excessive political stance on Russia found in the travel genre of the period. Hilton creates a nice balance between general Western stereotypes of Russia and his individual vision, thus normalizing the reception of Russia for Western reader.

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