Charles Dickens and the Form of the Novel: Fiction and Narrative in Dickens' Work, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Charles Dickens and the Form of the Novel

Fiction and Narrative in Dickens' Work, 1st Edition

By Graham Daldry

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210 pages

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Description

First published in 1987. While there have been commentaries on his humour, his seriousness, his social concerns, and other specific aspects of his work such accounts have only tended to divide our understanding of the novels, to lead us to see them as failures of artistic unity. In this book the author seeks to address this question of unity and find a terminology that can treat language, plot and representation of reality as a coherent imaginative effort. This thesis is worked out in detail with reference to several of the novels, and represents a challenging re-evaluation Dickens’ achievement as a novelist. This book will be if interest to student of literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1: The Division of the Novel 2: The Novel as Fiction, I The Old Curiosity Shop 3: The Novel as Fiction, II Bleak House 4: The Novel as Narrative, I David Copperfield 5: The Novel as Narrative, II Great Expectations 6: Our Mutual Friend and the Art of the Possible; Select Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and Wharton. The titles also examine a wide range of themes including gender, class, religion, politics, philosophy and music.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
DRA003000
DRAMA / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General
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LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Humor
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LITERARY CRITICISM / Modern / 19th Century