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Charles Dickens /
edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
edition
Updated ed.
imprint
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2006.
description
vii, 284 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0791085686 (hardcover), 9780791085684
format(s)
Book
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added author
imprint
New York : Chelsea House Publishers, c2006.
isbn
0791085686 (hardcover)
9780791085684
contents note
The great popularity / G.K. Chesterton -- Dickens's radicalism, plausibility, and his image of the working man / George Orwell -- Introduction to Great expectations / George Bernard Shaw -- Little Dorrit / Lionel Trilling -- The heroes and heroines of Dickens / Angus Wilson -- Mr. Micawber and the redefinition of experience / William Oddie -- Dickens and violence / John Carey -- Discipline in different voices : bureaucracy, police, family, and Bleak house / D.A. Miller -- Dickens and Darwin / George Levine -- Our mutual friend : the taught self / Pam Morris -- Dickens and language / Garrett Stewart -- Charles Dickens, syndrome spotter : a review of some morbid observations / John Cosnett.
catalogue key
6065424
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-266) and index.
A Look Inside
First Chapter
In recounting a childhood experience, Charles Dickens once said that he was "inspired by a mighty faith in the marvellousness of everything." Later in life, this inspiration revealed itself in the literature he wrote and in the worlds he created. Few writers have captured the essence of 19th-century London the way Dickens has, and few works of literature are as populated with rich, colorful, and often seedy characters as a Dickens novel is. The essays collected in this volume of analysis and appreciation attest to Dickens's imaginative and aesthetic strength. Bringing together a selection of the best criticism available, Charles Dickens, Updated Edition breaks down the intricacies of the legendary writer's work and analyzes the ideas presented in clear, accessible language.
Summaries
Long Description
- Brings together the best criticism on the most widely read poets, novelists, and playwrights- Presents complex critical portraits of the most influential writers in the English-speaking world--from the English medievalists to contemporary writers- Introductory essay by Harold Bloom
Main Description
In recounting a childhood experience, Charles Dickens once said that he was "inspired by a mighty faith in the marvellousness of everything." Later in life, this inspiration revealed itself in the literature he wrote and in the worlds he created. Few writers have captured the essence of 19th-century London the way Dickens has, and few works of literature are as populated with rich, colorful, and often seedy characters as a Dickens novel is. The essays collected in this volume of analysis and appreciation attest to Dickens's imaginative and aesthetic strength. Bringing together a selection of the best criticism available, Charles Dickens, Updated Edition breaks down the intricacies of the legendary writer's work and analyzes the ideas presented in clear, accessible language.
Table of Contents
Editor's Notep. vii
Introductionp. 1
The Great Popularityp. 27
Dickens's Radicalism, Plausibility, and His Image of the Working Manp. 39
Introduction to Great Expectationsp. 59
Little Dorritp. 71
The Heroes and Heroines of Dickensp. 83
Mr. Micawber and the Redefinition of Experiencep. 91
Dickens and Violencep. 105
Discipline in Different Voices: Bureaucracy, Police, Family, and Bleak Housep. 123
Dickens and Darwinp. 159
Our Mutual Friend: The Taught Selfp. 195
Dickens and Languagep. 215
Charles Dickens-Syndrome Spotter: A Review of Some Morbid Observationsp. 233
Afterthoughtp. 245
Chronologyp. 249
Contributorsp. 257
Bibliographyp. 261
Acknowledgmentsp. 267
Indexp. 269
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