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.
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.
Acknowledgements List of Illustrations 'Remember the Titanic' A Brief History of the Titanic Myth and the Titanic 'Women and Children First!' 'We Shall Die Like Gentlemen' 'Be British!' 'Nearer, My God, to Thee' 'The Unsinkable Ship' Conclusion Notes Bibliography and Sources Index