Dostoevsky and Dickens: A Study of Literary Influence (RLE Dickens)

Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 9

By N M Lary

© 2009 – Routledge

192 pages

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Hardback: 9780415482516
pub: 2008-12-11
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About the Book

What did Dickens mean to Dostoevsky, and what did the Russian writer owe to England’s greatest entertainer? Many of Dickens’ readers, including George Gissing and Edmund Wilson, have recognized that his achievement needs to be compared with Dostoevsky’s, and they have suspected, or assumed an influence. N M Lary’s book shows what the literary influence really or probably was.

Table of Contents

1. Criminals and Angels 2. The Community of the Humble 3. Breakdown of Brotherhood 4. The Idiot: Melodrama and Ideal 5. The Idiot: Reality 6. The Devils: Disintegration 7. The Brothers Karamazov

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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