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Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing

  • Jonathan Taylor

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Introduction

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.

Keywords

America Charles Dickens George Eliot

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Taylor
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of English and DramaLoughborough UniversityUK

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