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Dickens Companions


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The Dickens Companions provide the most comprehensive annotation of the works of Charles Dickens ever undertaken. The factual annotation supplies information on the historical, literary and topical allusions which inform Dickens’s works, thus establishing sound foundations for further critical enquiry. For the scholar, they are invaluable research and reference tools. For the student and serious general reader, they are the essential authority on Dickens’s novels.

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Dickens Companions

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Various
August 02, 2021

The Dickens Companions provide the most comprehensive annotation of the works of Charles Dickens ever undertaken. The factual annotation supplies information on the historical, literary and topical allusions which inform Dickens’s works, thus establishing sound foundations for further critical ...

The Companion to 'A Tale of Two Cities'

The Companion to 'A Tale of Two Cities'

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Andrew Sanders
August 02, 2021

This book, first published in 1988, reveals the great care Dickens took with the planning and preparation of A Tale of Two Cities and its roots. It also explores the aspects of Dickens’s life, especially his interest in private theatricals, which contributed to the genesis of the novel. For the ...

The Companion to 'Bleak House'

The Companion to 'Bleak House'

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Susan Shatto
August 02, 2021

This book, first published in 1988, is the most comprehensive annotation of Bleak House ever undertaken. It provides authoritative background information about the topical issues of the novel that interested Dickens as a social critic and activist. It also describes the novel’s literary antecedents...

The Companion to 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

The Companion to 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Wendy S. Jacobson
August 02, 2021

This book, first published in 1986, explores the allusions in Dickens’s work, such as current events and religious and intellectual issues, social customs, topography, costume, furniture and transportation. Together with an analysis of Dickens’s imaginative responses to his culture, and their place...

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