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Dickens and the city

Author: F S Schwarzbach
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
Series: łABloomsbury academic collections.
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Through a comprehensive study of Dickens' career this work examines the crucial role played by London in the character of the man and the development of his writing. It discusses the significance of Dickens' early childhood experience in moving to London, and the special place the city came to hold in his creative imagination throughout his life. Then, blending biography and literary analysis with urban and social  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schwarzbach, F.S.
Dickens and the City.
London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2014
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: F S Schwarzbach
ISBN: 9781472509321 1472509323 147250898X 9781472508980 9781306723367 1306723361
OCLC Number: 868923006
Description: 1 online resource (279 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Plates; A Note on References; Introduction: The Genesis of a Myth; 1 Sketches by Boz: Fiction for the Metropolis; 2 Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby: Labyrinthine London; 3 The Old Curiosity Shop and Barnaby Rudge: Breakdown and Breakthrough; 4 Martin Chuzzlewit: Architecture and Accommodation; 5 Dombey and Son: The World Metropolis; 6 Bleak House: Homes for the Homeless; 7 Hard Times: The Industrial City; 8 Little Dorrit: People Like Houses; 9 A Tale of Two Cities, The Uncommercial Traveller and Great Expectations: Paradise Revisited. 10 Our Mutual Friend: The Changing CityEpilogue: Dickens and the City; Appendix I: A Note on George Scharf; Appendix II: A Note on Sources and Further Reading; Select Bibliography; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; P; R; S; T; U; W.
Series Title: łABloomsbury academic collections.
Responsibility: F.S. Schwarzbach.

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Through a comprehensive study of Dickens' career this work examines the crucial role played by London in the character of the man and the development of his writing. It discusses the significance of Dickens' early childhood experience in moving to London, and the special place the city came to hold in his creative imagination throughout his life. Then, blending biography and literary analysis with urban and social history, Dr Schwarzbach traces the fascinating and often dramatic relationship of the novels to the ever changing Victorian urban scene. The novels emerge not only as valuable histor.

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