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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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Racial difference: savages, mutinies and revolution

Racial difference: savages, mutinies and revolution

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(p.82) 4 Racial difference: savages, mutinies and revolution
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Dickens and race
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Peters Laura

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719064265.003.0005

Chapter four, ‘Racial Difference: Savages, Mutinies and Revolution’ explores the explosive Indian Mutiny of 1857, identifying Dickens’s response as multifaceted. The chapter reads both the co-authored ‘Perils of Certain English Prisoners and Their Treasure in Women, Children, Silver and Jewels’ and A Tale of Two Cities in a context of adventure narratives, expeditions, and racial shows revealing what Octave Mannoni terms a well established colonial complex.

Keywords:   Dickens, The Long Voyage, Cannibalism, Franklin expedition, Indian Mutiny, Perils of Certain English Prisoners, A Tale of Two Cities, Colonial complex, Fraud on the Fairies, revolutions

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