Pickwick to Chuzzlewit
By (author) John Bowen
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Other Dickens by John Bowen
Book DescriptionIn the first half of his career, Dickens wrote some of the most important novels of the nineteenth century, including The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, and Martin Chuzzlewit. They are exorbitant and transgressive books, with an inventive comic force unprecedented in the English novel. In this, the first full-length study for thirty years, John Bowen blends contemporary theory and historical awareness to argue that they are radical in both political and fictional terms. With a tactful use of contemporary critical theory, he shows how their often uncanny power disturbs and transforms our ways of understanding Dickens's work and his place in the history of the novel.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199261406
(217mm x 139mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 20-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Bowen
Dr John Bowen is Lecturer in English, University of Keele.
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