Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-222) and index. Introduction: Master-slave relations, master-slave pacts -- 1. Capitalists, castrators and criminals: violent masters and slaves in Wilkie Collins' The woman in white -- 2. 'Servants' logic' and analytical chemistry: intellectual masters and servants in George Eliot and Charles Dickens -- 3. Slaveholders and democrats: combined masters and slaves in Thomas Carlyle, Charles Dickens' American notes and Frederick Douglass's Narrative -- 4. Heroes, hero-worshippers and Jews: music masters, slaves and servants in Thomas Carlyle, Richard Wagner, George Eliot and George Du Maurier -- 5. Stump orators, phantasm captains and mutual recognition: popular masters and masterlessness in Dickens' Hard times and Thomas Carlyle's 'Stump-orator' -- Afterword: After slavery, after shooting Niagara.
- LCC: PR878
- Dewey Decimal: 823/.809355
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: x, 229 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Edition Info: (cloth)
- English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism
- Servants in literature
- English prose literature -- 19th century -- History and criticism
- Power (Social sciences) in literature
- Master and servant in literature
- Domestics in literature
- Slavery in literature
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