Charles Dickens: David Copperfield/ Great Expectations

Charles Dickens: David Copperfield/ Great Expectations

by Nicolas Tredell
     
 

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David Copperfield and Great Expectations are among Charles Dickens's most famous novels. In both books, the hero tells the vivid and absorbing tale of his education by life, presents a rich range of characters and scenes, and tackles profound moral, social and psychological themes.

Part I of this essential study:
• provides lucid and

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Overview

David Copperfield and Great Expectations are among Charles Dickens's most famous novels. In both books, the hero tells the vivid and absorbing tale of his education by life, presents a rich range of characters and scenes, and tackles profound moral, social and psychological themes.

Part I of this essential study:
• provides lucid and penetrating analyses of key passages
• discusses the crucial topics of patriarchy, class, obsession, eccentricity, death, breakdown and recovery
• summarizes the methods of analysis and offers suggestions for further work.

Part II supplies key background material, including:
• an account of Dickens's life and works
• a survey of historical, cultural and literary contexts
• samples of significant criticism.

Also featuring a valuable Further Reading section, this volume provides readers with the critical and analytical skills which will enable them to enjoy and explore both novels for themselves.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137283238
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
07/26/2013
Series:
Analysing Texts Series
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,409,919
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

NICOLAS TREDELL is a freelance writer and formerly taught Drama, Literature, Film and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the series editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism series and the author of the 'Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby/ Tender is the Night' volume in the Analysing Texts series.

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