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Understanding Great expectations : a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents

Author: George Newlin
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000.
Series: '">Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The fourth companion to a novel by or the works generally by Charles Dickens (1812-70) Newlin has produced. In a collection of primary documents, collateral readings, and essays, most of them excerpts from longer pieces he explores such aspects as what a gentleman of the early 19th century was, apprenticeship and the blacksmith, and making a fortune in Australia.
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Newlin, George.
Understanding Great expectations.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606317602
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles (1812-1870) Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Newlin
ISBN: 0313299404 9780313299407
OCLC Number: 41488673
Description: xx, 228 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. A Literary Analysis of Great Expectations --
2. What Was a "Gentleman" in the Early Nineteenth Century? The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield, with the Characters (1748-49) / Philip Dormer Stanhope. Our Mutual Friend (1865) / Charles Dickens. Australia (1873) / Anthony Trollope. "On the Dangers of Being a Gentleman" [1932] and Other Essays (1940) / Harold J. Laski. "Tables on English Demographics" (1834) / Patrick Colquhoun --
3. Estella and Biddy: The Dilemma of Victorian Women. Lady Anna (1874) / Anthony Trollope. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792) / Mary Wollstonecraft. Petition for Reform of the Married Women's Property Law Presented to Parliament 14 March 1856.
Series Title: Greenwood Press "Literature in context" series.
Responsibility: George Newlin.

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