Dickens's Villains by Juliet John
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Dickens's Villains
By Juliet John

Dickens's Villains

Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

By (author) See other recent books by Juliet John
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $296.95
Your Price: $267.26 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $29.69! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $13.36 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Dickens's Villains by Juliet John

Book Description

This is the first major study of Dickens's villains. They embody, John argues, the crucial fusion between the 'deviant' and 'theatrical' aspects of his writing. Though there have been many studies of both the macabre and the dramatic Dickens, this book sets up a dialogue between these two main strands. John's wider reappraisal of Dickensian character stems from a belief that post-Romantic criticism and theory has been permeated by an anti-theatrical privileging of the mind. Dickens's characters, by contrast, are commonly modelled on passional prototypes from nineteenth-century melodrama. Her interdisciplinary study locates the rationale for Dickens's melodramatic characters in his political commitment to the principle of cultural inclusivity and his related resistance to 'psychology'. Melodramatic villains function as the key site of Dickens's responses to theatricality, psychology, and cultural inclusiveness. Dickens's Villains suggests a new way of understanding the cultural and political implications of his melodramatic aesthetics.

Buy Dickens's Villains book by Juliet John from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780198184614
ISBN-10: 0198184611
Format: Hardback
(224mm x 147mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Juliet John

Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture by Juliet John Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture, Hardback (July 2016)

The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture brings together a team of international scholars to offer the most comprehensive interdisciplinary guide to Victorian studies available in print.

Reading and the Victorians by Juliet John Reading and the Victorians, Hardback (March 2015)

Reading forms a genuine meeting place for historians, literary scholars, theorists, librarians, and historians of the book. This collection examines nineteenth-century reading in all its personal, historical, literary and material contexts, while also asking fundamental questions about how we read the Victorians' reading in the present day.

Dickens and Mass Culture by Juliet John Dickens and Mass Culture, Paperback (August 2013)

Dickens and Mass Culture shows that Dickens's unusual success in combining literary with wider popular appeal is directly related to his sense of himself as a mass cultural artist. It examines the ways in which his consciousness of a mass market for his work affected both his cultural vision and practice and his post-Victorian afterlives.

Charles Dickens's 'Oliver Twist' by Juliet John Charles Dickens's 'Oliver Twist', Paperback (December 2005)

Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" is one of the most significant novels of the Victorian era and having been adapted for both stage and screen, retains its impact in the cultural consciousness of many nations. This title discusses Dickens' novel.

» View all books by Juliet John

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Dickens's Villains book by Juliet John and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Juliet John close
Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture by Juliet John
Reading and the Victorians by Juliet John
Dickens and Mass Culture by Juliet John
Dickens and Mass Culture by Juliet John
Charles Dickens's
Dickens's Villains by Juliet John
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close