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Dickens redressed : the art of Bleak house and Hard times

Author: Alexander Welsh
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Welsh closely examines the two novels Dickens wrote after David Copperfield and reassesses the importance of this crucial stage of Dickens's career." "In spite of the famous double narrative of Bleak House, says Welsh, the various actions and roles of the characters answer the needs of the protagonist much as they do in David Copperfield. Dickens redresses himself as the female narrator Esther Summerson and at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Welsh
ISBN: 0300082037 9780300082036
OCLC Number: 43245915
Description: xviii, 225 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Bleak house and Dickens --
Esther Summerson, heroine --
Ada Clare, pride and beauty --
Honoria, Lady Dedlock --
Jarndyce and Skimpole --
The novel's satire --
The novel's judgment --
Dickens in Coketown --
Louisa Gragrind's role --
The novel and the circus.
Responsibility: Alexander Welsh.

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An examination of Charles Dickens's "Bleak House" and "Hard Times", the two novels written after "David Copperfield". Alexander Welsh offers a reassessment of this important stage in the author's  Read more...

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