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Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing

Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing (Hardback)

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Taking Hegel's famous " Master-Slave Dialectic " as its starting point, this wide-ranging book examines portrayals of masters, slaves and servants in works by Carlyle, Dickens, Eliot, Collins and others. The questions raised about modern mastery and slavery are pursued in relation to intriguing nineteenth-century figures as the American slave-holder, the musician, the demagogue and the Jew.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1800 to c 1900History & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSlavery & abolition of slavery Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 17/12/2002 ISBN-13: 9780333993125  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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JONATHAN TAYLOR is Lecturer in English at Loughborough University. He also composes music, and has written a radio play about Joseph Emidy, the Cornish composer.

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