Franklin Felsenstein

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Page Range

pp. 349–380


  • English

Print Length

32 pages


“10,108 White Foxes”

  • Frank Felsenstein (author)
Mope is able to spend two months in England with Vera, before having to return to the Soviet Union. He is given provisional residency papers, allowing him to spend four weeks in Britain twice a year. Mope’s German passport becomes invalid, the British authorities grant him a “stateless document” that allows him to return to Russia. His work visa is subject to renewal every few months, meaning that Mope lives in fear of his possible deportation. Vera receives a small pay rise, is assigned to work at the M&S camp again, and is forced to surrender her German passport to the German Embassy in London as her citizenship is revoked. Mope’s mother is allowed to leave Germany and live in England.


Frank Felsenstein

Reed D. Voran Honors Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Ball State University

Franklin Felsenstein (aka Frank Felsenstein) is the only son of Maurice (“Mope”) and Vera Felsenstein. He is the Reed D. Voran Honors Distinguished Professor of Humanities Emeritus at Ball State University in Indiana. Before that, he was Reader in Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Leeds in England. He has also held appointments at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, Vanderbilt University, Yeshiva College, and Drew University. His publications include Anti-Semitic Stereotypes: A Paradigm of Otherness in English Popular Culture (1995), English Trader, Indian Maid: Representing Gender, Race, and Slavery in the New World (1999), and (with James J. Connolly) What Middletown Read: Print Culture in an American Small City (2015). He has edited works by Tobias Smollett (Travels through France and Italy), Peter Aram (A Practical Treatise of Flowers), and John Thelwall (Incle and Yarico). He and his family moved to the United States in 1998. He and his wife now live in Chicago.