Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction

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  • ISBN-13: 9780404185398
  • Publisher: AMS Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1990

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Dickens and the Tyranny of Objects 1
Dickens' Bow to the Language Theory Debate 17
Pickwick in the Utilitarian Sense 49
Nicholas Nickleby: On the Plains of Syria 73
David Copperfield and the Music of Memory 93
Alias and Alienation in Bleak House: Identity in Language 121
A Mere Question of Figures: Measures, Mystery and Metaphor in Hard Times 137
Domestic Transformation in Dickens' "The Haunted Man" 163
Lower Class Angels in the Middle Class House: The Domestic Woman's Progress in Hard Times and Ruth 183
Language Among the Amazons: Conjuring and Creativity in Cranford 205
The Body Melancholy: Trollope's He Knew He Was Right 227
"The Masquerade of Existence": Thackeray's Theatricality 259
Sources of Parody in Thackeray's Catherine 287
Thackeray Studies: 1983-1992 303
Recent Dickens Studies: 1992 337
Index 403
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