Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit

Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit

by John Bowen


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Other Dickens: Pickwick to Chuzzlewit by John Bowen

"In the first half of his career, Dickens wrote some of the most important novels of the nineteenth century, including The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, and Martin Chuzzlewit. They are exorbitant and transgressive books, with an inventive comic force unprecedented in the English novel. In this, the first full-length study for thirty years, John Bowen blends contemporary theory and historical awareness to argue that they are radical in both political and fictional terms. With a tactful use of contemporary critical theory, he shows how their often uncanny power disturbs and transforms our ways of understanding Dickens's work and his place in the history of the novel."

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ISBN-13: 9780199261406
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Dr. John Bowen is Reader in English at the University of Keele.

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