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Dickens and the Despised Mother : a critical reading of three autobiographical novels

Author: Shale Preston
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013.
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"This book provides a close reading of Dickens's autobiographical fragment and opens up the possibility that his feelings towards his mother bore a significant influence on his fiction. Further, the book provides a compelling overview of the theories of disgust and closes with a provocative discussion of Dickens's compulsive Sikes and Nancy public readings"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Preston, Shale, 1965-
Dickens and the Despised Mother.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013
(DLC) 2012044135
(OCoLC)794708253
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Shale Preston
ISBN: 9780786493319 0786493313 9781283948548 1283948540
OCLC Number: 824359847
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Acknowledgments; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter One: The Autobiographical Fragment; Chapter Two: The Etiology of Disgust; Chapter Three: Clara Copperfield, Betsey Trotwood and the Construction of the Feminine Sublime in David Copperfield; Chapter Four: Miss Barbary, Lady Dedlock and the Disfigurement of Esther Summerson in Bleak House; Chapter Five: Georgiana Pirrip, Mrs. Joe and the Case for the Hero's Disgust in Great Expectations; Chapter Six: Postscript; Chapter Notes; Bibliography; Index.
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"This book provides a close reading of Dickens's autobiographical fragment and opens up the possibility that his feelings towards his mother bore a significant influence on his fiction. Further, the book provides a compelling overview of the theories of disgust and closes with a provocative discussion of Dickens's compulsive Sikes and Nancy public readings"--Provided by publisher.

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