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Dinah Maria Mulock Craik

The Half-Caste

€ 25.24

`Dinah Mulock Craik`s The Half-Caste concerns the coming-of-age of its title character, the mixed-race Zillah Le Poer, daughter of an English merchant and an Indian princess. Sent back to England as a young girl, Zillah has no knowledge that she is an heiress. She lives with her uncle Le Poer, his wife, and two daughters, and is treated as little more than a servant in the household. Zillah`s situation is gradually improved when Cassandra Pryor is employed as a governess to the Le Poer daughters and takes an interest in the mysterious `cousin.` Craik explores issues of gender, race, and empire in the Victorian period in this compact and gripping novella. Along with a newly-annotated text, this Broadview edition includes a critical introduction that discusses Craik`s involvement with contemporary racial and imperialist attitudes, her place within the broader genre of Anglo-Indian fiction, and the importance of Zillah Le Poer as a positive symbol of empire. The edition is also enriched with relevant contemporary contextual material, including Dinah Mulock Craik`s writing on gender and female employment, British views on the biracial Eurasian community in India, and writings on the Victorian governess.`-

Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
157 pagina's
Januari 2016
260 gram
216 x 140 x 10 mm
Broadview Pr gb

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