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The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens

The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens

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John O. Jordan, Grahame Smith, Robert L. Patten, Kate Flint, J. Hillis Miller, Hilary Schor, Brian Cheadle, Robert Newsom, Murray Baumgarten, Catherine Waters, Garrett Stewart, Nicola Bradbury, Richard Stein, John Glavin, Joss Marsh
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  • Date Published: June 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521669641

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens contains fourteen chapters by leading international scholars that cover the whole range of Dickens' writing. 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' distinctive use of language. 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 his novels.

    • The volume offers fresh and accessible perspectives on England's greatest novelist
    • Essays are written by leading scholars in the field
    • Contributors also examine Dickens in relation to other media: illustration, theatre, film
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    "Individually and collectively, these essays are worth reading..." Dickens Quarterly

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    • Date Published: June 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521669641
    • length: 258 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.38kg
    • contains: 15 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    List of abbreviations and texts
    Preface John O. Jordan
    1. The life and times of Charles Dickens Grahame Smith
    2. From Sketches to Nickleby Robert L. Patten
    3. The middle novels: Chuzzlewit, Dombey, and Copperfield Kate Flint
    4. Moments of decision in Bleak House J. Hillis Miller
    5. Novels of the 1850s: Hard Times, Little Dorrit, and A Tale of Two Cities Hilary Schor
    6. The late novels: Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend Brian Cheadle
    7. Fictions of childhood Robert Newsom
    8. Fictions of the city Murray Baumgarten
    9. Gender, family, and domestic ideology Catherine Waters
    10. Dickens and language Garrett Stewart
    11. Dickens and the form of the novel Nicola Bradbury
    12. Dickens and illustrations Richard Stein
    13. Dickens and theatre John Glavin
    14. Dickens and film Joss Marsh
    Selected bibliography

  • Editor

    John O. Jordan, University of California, Santa Cruz


    John O. Jordan, Grahame Smith, Robert L. Patten, Kate Flint, J. Hillis Miller, Hilary Schor, Brian Cheadle, Robert Newsom, Murray Baumgarten, Catherine Waters, Garrett Stewart, Nicola Bradbury, Richard Stein, John Glavin, Joss Marsh

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