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Charles Dickens: A Literary Life
     

Charles Dickens: A Literary Life

by Grahame Smith
 

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This study of Dickens's career as a professional writer uses a range of material to describe and analyze the ways in which his work can be seen as a form of literary production. It thus offers a challenge to traditional accounts which stress the private nature of Dickens's genius. Smith focuses on the communal nature of Dickens's achievement in his struggles with

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This study of Dickens's career as a professional writer uses a range of material to describe and analyze the ways in which his work can be seen as a form of literary production. It thus offers a challenge to traditional accounts which stress the private nature of Dickens's genius. Smith focuses on the communal nature of Dickens's achievement in his struggles with publishers, the expectations of a vast public, and the demands of serialization.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333557198
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Literary Lives Series
Edition description:
1996
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

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Grahame Smith is Professor of English Studies, University of Stirling.

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