Victorian Prose: An Anthology
Rosemary J. Mundhenk, LuAnn McCracken Fletcher
Columbia University Press, 27.08.1999 г. - 504 страници
This engaging, informative collection of Victorian nonfiction prose juxtaposes classic texts and canonical writers with more obscure writings and authors in order to illuminate important debates in nineteenth-century Britain—inviting modern readers to see the age anew. The collection represents the voices of a broad scope of women and men on a range of nineteenth-century cultural issues and in various forms—from periodical essays to travel accounts, letters to lectures, and autobiographies to social surveys.
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Her narrative, championed by abolitionists and viciously attacked by
antiabolitionists such as James Macqueen of the Glasgow Courier, contributed to
the controversies and debates leading to the abolition of slavery in the British
colonies in ...
You are my slaves, and he has no right to sell you; but it is all to please her." She
then told me that my mother was ... she said, the moment I came in, "one of the
poor slave-brood who are to be sold to-morrow." Oh dear! I cannot bear to think of
Yet there was nothing very remarkable in this; for it might serve as a sample of
the common usage of the slaves on that horrible island. . . . I am often much
vexed, and I feel great sorrow when I hear some people in this country say, that
The very streets which receive the droppings of an "Anti-Slavery Society" are
every morning wet by the tears of ... in the boasted land of freedom, andfeel and
mourn thatye are Slaves, and slaves without the only comfort which the Negro
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