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Dr. Laura Peters

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780719064265

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719064265.001.0001

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1848: racial thinking, home and Dombey and Son

1848: racial thinking, home and Dombey and Son

(p.8) 1 1848: racial thinking, home and Dombey and Son
Dickens and race

Peters Laura

Manchester University Press

Chapter one, organised around the theme of home, will examine Dickens’s writings leading up to 1848 the year he writes his ‘Review: The Poetry of Science’ for The Examiner, thus formally declaring his avid interest in science. The chapter argues that rather than marking the commencement of his engagement with science, 1848 marks an early culmination of thinking about science. The chapter also offers an overview of the development of racial science at this time situating this alongside his appetite for childhood stories of the exotic in an exploration of Dombey and Son.

Keywords:   Dickens, Race, Science, Dombey and Son, Fancy, 1848

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