Abstract

The article argues that Charles Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby contains a number of elements taken from Frances Trollope's anti-slavery novel Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw; or Life of the Mississippi. In detaching Trollope's images and language from the setting of plantation culture, Dickens creates a story that is permeated with the feelings of abolitionist literature without being tied to a single political aim.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1936-9247
Print ISSN
1565-3668
Pages
pp. 233-251
Launched on MUSE
2011-06-17
Open Access
No
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