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Dickens and race

Dr. Laura Peters


Dickens’s enthralment with places he has never been, ie., places of the imagination, remains undiminished throughout his life. Significantly, these places he has never been are peopled with people whom he has never met, stereotypes of exotic racial difference. However, unlike his attraction to exotic imaginary places, Dickens’s attraction to exotic peoples undergoes a significant change largely due to his avid adult engagement with the development of scientific thought which constructed notions of race largely in terms of civilisation and savagery. In the first book-length study of its kind Di ... More

Keywords: Dickens, Race, Childhood, Science, fancy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780719064265
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064265.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dr. Laura Peters, author