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A companion to Charles Dickens

Author: David Paroissien
Publisher: Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, 1120.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Now in paperback , A Companion to Charles Dickens concentrates on the historical, ideological, and social forces that defined Dickens s world. This work traces the development of Dickens s  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Paroissien
ISBN: 0470657944 9780470657942
OCLC Number: 722265474
Description: 1 v.
Contents: A sketch of the life / Michael Allen --
Dickens's use of the autobiographical fragment / Nicola Bradbury --
"Faithfully yours, Charles Dickens" : the epistolary art of the inimitable / David Paroissien --
Three major biographies / Catherine Peters --
The 18th-century legacy / D. Monika Fludernik --
Dickens and the gothic / Robert Mighall --
Illustrations / Malcolm Andrews --
The language of Dickens / Patricia Ingham --
The novels and popular culture / Juliet John --
Dickens as a reformer / Hugh Cunningham --
Dickens's evolution as a journalist / John Drew --
Dickens and gender / Natalie McKnight --
Dickens and technology / Trey Philpotts --
Dickens and America (1842) / Nancy Aycock Metz --
Dickens, the Crimean War, the Indian Mutiny, and the Jamaican Rebellion / Leslie. G. Mitchell --
Dickens and the uses of history / John Gardiner --
Dickens as a Christian / Valentine Cunningham --
Dickens and the law / Jan-Melissa Schramm --
The Pickwick papers / David Parker --
Oliver Twist / Brian Cheadle --
Nicholas Nickleby / Stanley Friedman --
The old curiosity shop / Gillian Ballinger --
Barnaby Rudge / John Mee --
Martin Chuzzlewit / Goldie Morgentaler --
Dombey and Son / Brigid Lowe --
David Copperfield / Gareth Cordery --
Bleak house / Robert Tracy --
Hard times / Anne Humphreys --
Little Dorrit / Philip Davis --
A tale of two cities / Paul Davis --
Great expectations / Andrew L. Sanders --
Our mutual friend / Leon Litvack --
The mystery of Edwin Drood / Simon J. James --
Dickens and the literary culture of the period / Michael Hollington --
Dickens and criticism / Lyn Pikett --
Casting long shadows / John O. Jordan.
Responsibility: edited by David Paroissien.

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Pykett s chapter is preceded by a rewarding chapter on the literary culture of the day by Michael Hollington and followed by the final essay on Postcolonial Dickens . As if to insist that any Read more...

 
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