The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens
Edited by Professor John O. Jordan
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Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens by Professor John O. Jordan
Book DescriptionThe Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens contains fourteen specially-commissioned chapters by leading international scholars, who together provide diverse but complementary approaches to the full span of Dickens's work, with particular focus on his major fiction. The essays cover the whole range of Dickens's writing, from Sketches by Boz through The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Separate chapters address important thematic topics: childhood, the city, and domestic ideology. Others consider formal features of the novels, including their serial publication and Dickens's distinctive use of language. Three final chapters examine Dickens in relation to work in other media: illustration, theatre, and film. Each essay provides guidance to further reading. The volume as a whole offers a valuable introduction to Dickens for students and general readers, as well as fresh insights, informed by recent critical theory, that will be of interest to scholars and teachers of the novels.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521669641
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jun-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens offers a valuable introduction to Dickens for students and general readers.
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