Book 2000

Dickens and the Children of Empire

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ISBN: 978-1-349-41507-6 (Print) 978-0-230-29417-2 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x

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    Chapter

    Pages 1-12

    Introduction

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    Chapter

    Pages 13-28

    Spirit and the Allegorical Child: Little Nell’s Mortal Aesthetic

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    Chapter

    Pages 29-42

    Dickens and the Construction of the Child

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    Chapter

    Pages 43-53

    Suppressing Narratives: Childhood and Empire in The Uncommercial Traveller and Great Expectations

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    Chapter

    Pages 54-66

    The Imperial Child: Bella, Our Mutual Friend, and the Victorian Picturesque

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    Chapter

    Pages 67-77

    Dickens and ‘Gold Rush Fever’: Colonial Contagion in Household Words

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    Chapter

    Pages 78-93

    Floating Signifiers of Britishness in the Novels of the Anti-Slave-Trade Squadron

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    Chapter

    Pages 94-104

    Dickens and the Native American

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    Chapter

    Pages 105-115

    Nationalism and Violence: America in Charles Dickens’s Martin Chuzzlewit

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    Chapter

    Pages 116-127

    Girls Underground, Boys Overseas: Some Graveyard Vignettes

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    Chapter

    Pages 128-152

    ‘What the waves were always saying’: Dombey and Son and Textual Ripples on an African Shore

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    Chapter

    Pages 153-172

    Savages and Settlers in Dickens: Reading Multiple Centres

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    Chapter

    Pages 173-183

    Dickens in Africa: ‘Africanizing’ Hard Times

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    Chapter

    Pages 184-202

    Primitive and Wingless: the Colonial Subject as Child

  16. Back Matter

    Pages 203-211