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Dickens and the workhouse : Oliver Twist and the London poor

Author: Ruth Richardson, (Historian)
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the recently discovered London workhouse that Charles Dickens lived almost next door to in the years before he wrote 'Oliver Twist, ' told by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these new findings.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Richardson, (Historian)
ISBN: 9780199645886 0199645884
OCLC Number: 757147166
Description: xix, 370 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Oliver Twist and the workhouse --
Discovery : threat, puzzle, silences --
Vicinity : environs of gentility, environs of poverty --
Institutions : hospital and workhouse --
Home : house, landlord, shop, inside, upstairs, downstairs --
Street : looking down and around --
Calamity : Sheerness, Chatham, Camden Town, Marshalsea, Somers Town --
Young Dickens : return to Norfolk Street, young professional, first essays --
Workhouse : St Paul's Parish, farming the infant poor, Paul Pry, Parliament --
Works : contemporaries, sketches, Spectres, Oliver Twist, Names, Echoes --
The most famous workhouse in the world : truth and fiction.
Responsibility: Ruth Richardson.
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