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Charles Dickens : a Critical Study.

Author: George Gissing
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When this study first appeared in 1898 it was praised as the first piece of thorough and level-headed criticism of Charles Dickens and his works. Published at a time when Dickens' literary reputation was at its lowest ebb, it helped to instigate a revival of appreciation for the novelist which has continued unabated ever since. The book offers a complete exploration of Dickens as a writer, from detailed studies of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Gissing, George.
Charles Dickens : A Critical Study.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2012
Named Person: Charles Dickens; George Gissing; Charles Dickens; George Gissing
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Gissing
ISBN: 9780752486697 0752486691
OCLC Number: 852756086
Description: 1 online resource (675 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction to the Modern Edition; I. His Times; II. The Growth of Man and Writer; III. The Story-Teller; IV. Art, Veracity, and Moral Purpose; V. Characterization; VI. Satiric Portraiture; VII. Women and Children; VIII. Humour and Pathos; IX. Style; X. The Radical; XI. Comparisons; XII. The Latter Years; Dickens-Land by J.A. Nicklin; A Dictionary of Characters, Places, etc., in the Novels & Stories of Dickens; Notes on the Illustrations by F.G. Kitton.

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Charles Dickens was in his own day the most popular novelist who had ever lived, a public figure adored like a present-day pop star.  Read more...

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