Originally published in 1987 Barnaby Rudge is a comprehensive collection of bibliographical resources surrounding Dickens fifth novel Barnaby Rudge. The book addresses what the author terms, a ‘prevalent lack of research’ surrounding the novel. The collection lists bibliographic references which not only looks at the novel itself, but also covers older resources that interested Dicken’s first critics, such as the originality of the settings and characters. The book’s core focus is examining the novel’s historical subject matter in the context of the social and political context in which it was written. The book acts as a core resource for research on Barnaby Rudge.
Historical Chronology, 1751-1848
Chronology of Charles Dicken’s Work
Part I: Barnaby Rudge: The Text
1. Composition and Publication of Barnaby Rudge
1.1. Contracts, Manuscripts and Proofs for Barnaby Rudge
1.2. Commentary on the Contracts for Barnaby Rudge
1.3. History of Barnaby Rudge’s Composition and Publication
1.4. Major Editions of Barnaby Rudge Published During Dicken’s Lifetime
1.5. Significant Editions of Barnaby Rudge Published Since 1870
2. Adaptations and Derivatives of Barnaby Rudge
2.1. Adaptations of Barnaby Rudge for the Stage, Screen, Radio, and Television
2.2. Music and Poetry Related to Barnaby Rudge
2.3. Abridgements, Retellings, and Parodies of Barnaby Rudge
2.4 Commentaries on the Adaptations and Derivatives of Barnaby Rudge
Part II: Barnaby Rudge: The Context
4. Related Works
4.1. Dicken’s Known and Possible Sources for Barnaby Rudge
4.2. Works by Other Authors, Related to Barnaby Rudge
5. Historical Materials
5.1. Dicken’s Known and Possible Sources for Barnaby Rudge
5.2. Commentaries on Dicken’s use of His Historical Sources
5.3. Studies of the Gordon Riots and Their Era, Published Since 1841
5.4. Commentaries on Dicken’s Attitude Toward History
5.5. Commentaries on Dicken’s Attitude Toward History
6. Topical Materials
6.1. Studies of English, Politics and Society of the Chartist Era 1832-48
6.2. Theoretical and Critical Studies of the Political/Social Novel
6.3. Commentaries on Dicken’s Political and Social View
Part III: Barnaby Rudge: Studies
8. Critical Studies of Barnaby Rudge
9. Annotations, Dictionaries and Guides for Barnaby Rudge
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