Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

by Lyn Pykett
     
 

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This wide-ranging book looks at the author as a Victorian 'man of letters', and explores his cultural and critical impact, both on the definition of the novel in the 19th century and the subsequent development of the form in the 20th. It examines the full spectrum of Dickens's writing, including his journalism, work as an editor of periodicals, sketches and stories

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This wide-ranging book looks at the author as a Victorian 'man of letters', and explores his cultural and critical impact, both on the definition of the novel in the 19th century and the subsequent development of the form in the 20th. It examines the full spectrum of Dickens's writing, including his journalism, work as an editor of periodicals, sketches and stories, placing his work in its contemporary context as well as reassessing it in the light of late modern/postmodern rereadings.

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"This carefully documented book is packed with exceptional insights into the writings of Dickens."--J.D. Vann, Choice

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Pyket (English, U. of Wales, UK) situates the works of Charles Dickens in the context of the worlds surrounding him. She follows his career chronologically and looks at his transformational affect on the writing and criticism of novels. Although his novels are naturally the major topic, Dickens work as journalist, editor, and commercial phenomenon are not overlooked. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333728024
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
09/06/2002
Series:
Critical Issues Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Lyn Pykett is Professor of English, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

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