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Dickens and the city

Author: Jeremy Tambling
Publisher: Farnham ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series: Library of essays on Charles Dickens.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dickens's relationship to cities is part of his modernity and his enduring fascination. How he thought about, grasped and conceptualised the rapidly expanding and anonymous urban scene are all fascinating aspects of a critical debate which, starting virtually from Dickens's own time, has become more and more active and questioning of the significance of that new thing, the unknown and unknowable, city. Although  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Tambling
ISBN: 9781409433095 1409433099 9781138116894 1138116890
OCLC Number: 776775640
Description: xxvii, 556 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Series preface --
Introduction. --
1. The Dickens world : a view from Todgers's / Dorothy Van Ghent --
2. Dickens : realism, subjunctive and indicative / Donald Fanger --
3. Dickens's slum satire in Bleak House / Trevor Blount --
4. The strategy and theme of urban observation in Bleak House / Alan R. Burke --
5. Introduction to Dombey and Son / Raymond Williams --
6. The city and the river : Dickens's symbolic landscape / Avrom Fleishman --
7. Dickens and London / Philip Collins --
8. Little Dorrit in Italy / William Burgan --
9. City life and the novel : Hugo, Ainsworth, Dickens, Richard Maxwell --
10. Dickens the flâneur / Michael Hollington --
11. Bleak House and Victorian art and illustration : Charles Dickens's visual narrative style / Donald H. Ericksen --
12. Dickens, Ruskin and the city : parallels or influence? / Charles Swann --
13. Dickens's sublime artifact / Ronald R. Thomas --
14. The grotesque and urban chaos in Bleak House / Kay Hetherly Wright --
15. London, Dickens, and the theatre of homelessness / Murray Baumgarten --
16. Dickens, 'Household Words', and the Paris boulevards (parts I and II) / Michael Hollington --
17. Dickensian architextures, or, the city and the ineffable / Julian Wolfreys --
18. The Uncommercial Traveller and the later Dickens / Robin Gilmour --
19. Bleak House, Vanity Fair, and the making of an urban aesthetic / Sambudha Sen --
20. City spaces : Martin Chuzzlewit / Jeremy Tambling --
21. 'Turn again, Dick Whittington!' : Dickens, Wordsworth, and the boundaries of the city / Patrick Parrinder --
22. Touring the metropolis : the shifting subjects of Dickens's London sketches / David Seed --
23. An Italian dream and a castle in the air : the significance of Venice in Little Dorrit / Peter Orford --
24. Hogarth, Egan, Dickens and the making of an urban aesthetic / Sambudha Sen --
25. A more expansive reach : the geography of the Thames in Our Mutual Friend / Michelle Allen --
26. Dickens : intimations of apocalypse / Robert Alter. --
Name index.
Series Title: Library of essays on Charles Dickens.
Responsibility: edited by Jeremy Tambling.

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