Who's Who in Dickens: 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Who's Who in Dickens

2nd Edition

By Donald Hawes

Routledge

304 pages

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Description

Who's Who in Dickens is an accessible guide to the many characters in Charles Dickens' fiction. Dickens' characters are strikingly portrayed and have become a vital part of our cultural heritage - Scrooge has become a by-word for stinginess, Uriah Heep for unctuousness. From the much loved Oliver Twist to the fact-grubbing Mr Gradgrind, the obstinate Martin Chuzzlewit to the embittered Miss Havisham, this book covers the famous and lesser known characters in Dickens.

The book contains a physical and psychological profile of each character, a critical look at his characters by past and present influential commentators and over forty illustrations of major characters drawn by Dickens' contemporaries.

Reviews

'Not only informative but charming Hawes enthusiasm for Dickens' characters is contagious. - Dickens Quarterly

'A well-produced, useful and affordable reference book, in which all Dickens lovers will find something new and stimulating.' - The Dickensian

About the Author

Donald Hawes is a visiting lecturer in English at the Open University, Birkbeck College, University of London, and the University of Westminster. He has edited works by Dickens and Thackeray for Penguin Classics, Oxford Worlds Classics and the Everyman Library.

About the Series

Who's Who

Accessible, authoritative and enlightening, these are the definitive biographical guides to a diverse range of subjects drawn from literature and the arts, history and politics, religion and mythology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004120
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
LIT012000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Reference