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Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing


About this book


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.


America Charles Dickens George Eliot

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of English and DramaLoughborough UniversityUK

About the authors

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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