The Cambridge introduction to Charles Dickens / Jon Mee

Author(s): Mee, Jon
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Subjects: Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Criticism and interpretation
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Literary style
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Knowledge--London (England)
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Political and social views
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Adaptations
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature
Cambridge introductions to literature
LC Classification: P, PR
Notes: LCCN: 2010021908
ISBN: 9780521859141 (hc)
ISBN: 9780521676342 (pbk.)
ISBN: 052185914X (hc)
ISBN: 0521676347 (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary: "Charles Dickens became immensely popular early on in his career as a novelist, and his appeal continues to grow with new editions prompted by recent television and film adaptations, as well as large numbers of students studying the Victorian novel. This lively and accessible introduction to Dickens focuses on the extraordinary diversity of his writing. Jon Mee discusses Dickens's novels, journalism and public performances, the historical contexts and his influence on other writers. In the process, five major themes emerge: Dickens the entertainer; Dickens and language; Dickens and London; Dickens, gender, and domesticity; and the question of adaptation, including Dickens's adaptations of his own work. These interrelated concerns allow readers to start making their own new connections between his famous and less widely read works and to appreciate fully the sheer imaginative richness of his writing, which particularly evokes the dizzying expansion of nineteenth-century London"-- Provided by publisher
Machine generated contents note: Preface; Chronology; 1. Dickens the entertainer: 'people must be amuthed'; 2. Dickens and language: 'what I meantersay'; 3. Dickens and the city: 'animate London ... inanimate London'; 4. Dickens, gender, and domesticity: 'be it ever ... so ghastly ... there's no place like it'; 5. Adapting Dickens: 'he do the police in different voices'; Further reading
Physical Description: xvi, 115 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 636911412
ISBN/ISSN: 9780521859141
9780521676342
052185914X
0521676347

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