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Author Schlicke, Paul
Title Dickens and Popular Entertainment
Imprint Florence : Taylor & Francis Group, 1988
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Dickens and Popular Entertainment is the first extended study of this vital aspect of Dicken's life and work. Ranging widely through showmen's memoirs, playbills, advertisements, journals, drawings and imaginative literature, Paul Schlicke explores the ways in which Dickens channelled his love of entertainment into incomparable artistry. Circus, fair, theatre and street performances provided the novelist with subject matter and with the sources of imaginative stimulus essential to his art. Splendidly illustrated with nineteenth-century engravings, many reprinted here for the first time, this study offers a challenging reassessment of Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop and Hard Times. It shows the important place entertainment held in Dicken's journalism and presents an illuminating perspective on the public readings which dominated the last twelve years of his life
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Schlicke, Paul Dickens and Popular Entertainment Florence : Taylor & Francis Group,c1988 9780048000385
Subject Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- Performing arts.;Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Performing arts in literature.;Performing arts -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.;Popular culture -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century
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