Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing

Mastery and Slavery in Victorian Writing

by Jonathan Taylor
     
 

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 19th century figures as the American slave-holder, the musician, the

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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 19th century figures as the American slave-holder, the musician, the demagogue, and the Jew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333993125
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.74(d)

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