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Dickens and crime

Author: Philip Collins
Publisher: London : Macmillan & Co. Ltd ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1962.
Series: Cambridge studies in criminology, v. 17.
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This study draws on unfamiliar material in Dickens' periodicals, travel-books, and letters, and the memoirs of his friends, as well as on the novels, shows how his "shaping spirit of imagination" worked upon the "originals" of Inspector Bucket, Alderman Cute, the magistrate and model prisoners in 'David Copperfield,' and many other characters and episodes. Prisons and murder are the main topics; other include the  Read more...
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Collins, Philip, 1923-2007.
Dickens and crime.
London, Macmillan; New York, St. Martin's Press, 1962
(OCoLC)643828355
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Collins
OCLC Number: 1392895
Description: xiii, 371 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Dickens and his Age --
Newgate --
The Silent System --
Coldbath Fields Prison --
The Home for Homeless Women --
The Separate System --
Philadelphia and the Bastille --
The Pentonville Experiment --
The Marks System --
The Bench --
The Police --
The Punishment of Death --
Murder: From Bill Sikes to Bradley Headstone --
The Mysteries in 'Edwin Drood.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in criminology, v. 17.
Responsibility: by Philip Collins ...

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This study draws on unfamiliar material in Dickens' periodicals, travel-books, and letters, and the memoirs of his friends, as well as on the novels, shows how his "shaping spirit of imagination" worked upon the "originals" of Inspector Bucket, Alderman Cute, the magistrate and model prisoners in 'David Copperfield,' and many other characters and episodes. Prisons and murder are the main topics; other include the police, the courts, and hanging.

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