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“God Works by Races”: Benjamin Disraeli’s Caucasian Arabian Hebrew Tent

Patrick Brantlinger

in Taming Cannibals: Race and the Victorians

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450198
eISBN:
9780801462634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450198.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter examines Benjamin Disraeli's racist interpretation of history and politics. Disraeli was seen by his opponents as racially distinct, dangerous, and alien. His father made sure that he ... More


Symbolism and Literary Anarchism

Patrick McGuinness

in Poetry and Radical Politics in fin de siècle France: From Anarchism to Action française

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198706106
eISBN:
9780191798207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706106.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Poetry

This chapter uses close readings of Symbolist texts and poems relating to politics, arguing for the difficulty of reconciling a belief in relevant and active politics and a belief in avant-garde ... More


“India is ‘a Bore’”: Imperial Governmentality in The Eustace Diamonds

Lauren M. E. Goodlad

in The Victorian Geopolitical Aesthetic: Realism, Sovereignty, and Transnational Experience

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198728276
eISBN:
9780191794490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728276.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at Anthony Trollope’s most sustained fictional meditation on India as well as a key example of the naturalistic narrative of capitalist globalization. Famously influenced by ... More


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