Dickens and the Twentieth Century (RLE Dickens)

Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 6

By John & Gabriel Gross & Pearson

© 2009 – Routledge

270 pages

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About the Book

The essays in this volume examine questions such as Dickens’ symbolism, his political attitudes, his psychological tensions and his artistry. They are also concerned with aspects of Dickens which have been neglected in recent years, such as his handling of plot, his heroes and heroines, his journalism, his religious view and his philistinism.

Table of Contents

Dickens: Some Recent Approaches John Gross Dickens: The Present Position Gabriel Pearson Part One: The Heroes and Heroines of Dickens Angus Wilson The Symbolism of Dickens William Empson Part Two: Sketches by Boz Robert Browning Pickwick, Dickens and the Art of Fiction John Killham Oliver Twist John Bayley Nicholas Nickleby Bernard Bergonzi The Old Curiosity Shop Gabriel Pearson Barnaby Rudge Jack Lindsay Martin Chuzzlewit Barbara Hardy Dealings with the Firm of Dombey and Son Julia Moynahan David Copperfield John Jones Chance and Design in Bleak House W. J. Harvey Hard Times John Holloway Little Dorrit John Wain A Tale of Two Cities John Gross Great Expectations Christopher Ricks Our Mutual Friend Arnold Kettle Edwin Drood A. O. J. Cockshut

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

This small collection of books originally published over sixty years brings back into print some valuable works. As well as examining the art of Dickens’ writing, the emphasis is on the social and political background of his times and the influence this had on his work.

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