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Journal: Nineteenth-Century Literature
Nineteenth-Century Literature (2020) 75 (2): 184–206.
Published: 21 September 2020
... possibilities. This essay considers the relation of emigration to British middle-class identity, both in the historical context of the 1850s and in the fictional world of Dickens’s novel. Australian free emigration, which saw a significant rise in the 1850s, serves as a limit case against which to test...