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Dickens and empire : discourses of class, race and colonialism in the works of Charles Dickens

Author: Grace Moore
Publisher: Aldershot ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, ©2004.
Series: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles Dickens' views on class and race have, in the past, been misread. This book does not exonerate him from charges of racism, but examines his changing imaginative engagement with the empire and his complex attitude toward the racial other at key stages of personal, national and global significance.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Grace Moore
ISBN: 0754634124 9780754634126
OCLC Number: 54528963
Description: xii, 210 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Emigration, transportation, and the problem of closure --
National identity --
The racial other --
Red tape and circumlocution : the Crimean War --
'How to make an India pickle' --
A tale of three revolutions : Dickens's response to the Sepoy Rebellion --
Containing Cawnpore : the reinvention and reinterpretation of the Indian mutiny --
The 1860s and the decline of the discourse.
Series Title: Nineteenth century (Aldershot, England)
Responsibility: Grace Moore.

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