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Updated Up To 26/06/2018
Volume 9, Issue 2 (June 2011) : 233-51
Morbidity in Fairyland
Frances Trollope, Charles Dickens, and the Rhetoric of Abolition
Elsie B. Michie
Rubric A: Topoi
Rubric B: Dickens



The article argues that Charles Dickensís Nicholas Nickleby contains a number of elements taken from Frances Trollopeís anti-slavery novel Jonathan Jefferson Whitlaw; or Life of the Mississippi.  In detaching Trollopeís 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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