The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens
The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens contains fourteen specially-commissioned chapters by leading international scholars, who together provide diverse but complementary approaches to the full span of Dickens's work, with particular focus on his major fiction. The essays cover the whole range of Dickens's writing, from Sketches by Boz through The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Separate chapters address important thematic topics: childhood, the city, and domestic ideology. Others consider formal features of the novels, including their serial publication and Dickens's distinctive use of language. Three final chapters examine Dickens in relation to work in other media: illustration, theatre, and film. Each essay provides guidance to further reading. The volume as a whole offers a valuable introduction to Dickens for students and general readers, as well as fresh insights, informed by recent critical theory, that will be of interest to scholars and teachers of the novels.
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The life and times of Charles Dickens
From Sketches to Nickleby
The middle novels Chuzzlewit Dombey and Copperfield
Moments of decision in Bleak House
Novels of the 1850s Hard Times Little Dorrit and A Tale of Two Cities
The late novels Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend
Fictions of childhood
Fictions of the city
Gender family and domestic ideology
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