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A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Charles Dickens' Bleak House
     

A Routledge Literary Sourcebook on Charles Dickens' Bleak House

by Janice M. Allan (Editor)
 

With its sustained social criticism and complex construction, Charles Dickens's Bleak House (1853) is considered by many critics to be Dickens's most remarkable novel. Janice Allan:

  • introduces the contextual issues that most directly influenced Dickens's writing and reprints relevant source documents
  • provides a comprehensive survey of

Overview

With its sustained social criticism and complex construction, Charles Dickens's Bleak House (1853) is considered by many critics to be Dickens's most remarkable novel. Janice Allan:

  • introduces the contextual issues that most directly influenced Dickens's writing and reprints relevant source documents
  • provides a comprehensive survey of the criticism of Bleak House from publication to the present, then introduces, reprints and annotates extracts from significant critical texts
  • discusses key passages of the text, which are reprinted and fully annotated for ease of use
  • includes cross-references throughout, making illuminating connections between the text, contexts and interpretations of the novel
  • concludes the volume with suggestions to further reading, enabling additional focused study

Both accessible and informative, Janice Allan provides an invaluable guide to one of the nineteenth century's most important and frequently studied novels.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'This rich and well-organized collections will be a great help to any reader confronting the complexities of Dickens's novel for the first time.' - Dickens Quarterly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415247733
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Series:
Routledge Guides to Literature Series
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

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