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Dickens and the business of death

Author: Claire Wood
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 98
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"Charles Dickens is famous for his deathbed scenes, but these have rarely been examined within the context of his ambivalence towards the Victorian commodification of death. Dickens repeatedly criticised ostentatious funeral and mourning customs, and asserted the harmful consequences of treating the corpse as an object of speculation rather than sympathy. At the same time, he was fascinated by those who made a  Read more...
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Wood, Claire, 1984-
Dickens and the business of death
(DLC) 2014036460
(OCoLC)892620406
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Wood
ISBN: 9781316248782 131624878X
OCLC Number: 904046795
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Introduction; 1. Profitable undertakings and deathly business; 2. Revaluing The Old Curiosity Shop; 3. Death and property in Bleak House; 4. Parts and parting in Our Mutual Friend; Conclusion. Stealing Dickens; Bibliography.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture, 98
Responsibility: Claire Wood.
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First ever full-length study exploring how Dickens's fiction engaged with, responded to and even exploited Victorian attitudes to death.  Read more...

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