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Author Paroissien, David
Title A Companion to Charles Dickens
Imprint Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2008
©2008
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (535 pages)
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Series Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Ser
Note A COMPANION TO CHARLES DICKENS -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Notes on Contributors -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Part I: Perspectives on the Life -- 1: A Sketch of the Life -- 2: Dickens's Use of the Autobiographical Fragment -- 3: "Faithfully Yours, Charles Dickens": The Epistolary Art of the Inimitable -- 4: Three Major Biographies -- Part II: Literary/Cultural Contexts -- 5: The Eighteenth-century Legacy -- 6: Dickens and the Gothic -- 7: Illustrations -- 8: The Language of Dickens -- 9: The Novels and Popular Culture -- Part III: English History Contexts -- 10: Dickens as a Reformer -- 11: Dickens's Evolution as a Journalist -- 12: Dickens and Gender -- 13: Dickens and Technology -- 14: Dickens and America (1842) -- 15: Dickens and Government Ineptitude Abroad, 1854…1865 -- 16: Dickens and the Uses of History -- 17: Dickens and Christianity -- 18: Dickens and the Law -- Part IV: The Fiction -- 19: The Pickwick Papers -- 20: Oliver Twist -- 21: Nicholas Nickleby -- 22: The Old Curiosity Shop -- 23: Barnaby Rudge -- 24: Martin Chuzzlewit -- 25: Dombey and Son -- 26: David Copperfield -- 27: Bleak House -- 28: Hard Times -- 29: Little Dorrit -- 30: A Tale of Two Cities -- 31: Great Expectations -- 32: Our Mutual Friend -- 33: The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- Part V: Reputation and Influence -- 34: Dickens and the Literary Culture of the Period -- 35: Dickens and Criticism -- 36: Postcolonial Dickens -- Index
A Companion to Charles Dickens concentrates on the historical, ideological, and social forces that defined Dickens's world. Puts Dickens's work into its literary, historical, and social contexts Traces the development of Dickens's career as a journalist and novelist Includes original essays by leading Dickensian scholars on each of Dickens's fifteen novels Explores a broad range of topics, including criticisms of his novels, the use of history and law in his fiction, language, and the effect of political and social reform Examines Dickens's legacy and surveys the mass of secondary materials that has been generated in response and reverence to his writing
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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: Paroissien, David A Companion to Charles Dickens Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated,c2008 9780470657942
Subject Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
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