The Dickens Advertiser

A Collection of the Advertisements in the Original Parts of Novels by Charles Dickens Bernard Darwin. I'll tell thee how the maiden wept , Mrs. Boffin , When her true love was slain , ma'am , And how her broken spirit slept ...

Author: Bernard Darwin

Publisher: Ardent Media


Category: Advertising

Page: 208

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Many of Dickens' novels were published serially, in monthly parts, & the appearance of these installments was eagerly awaited. Today the advertisements, published along with the monthly parts, are no less interesting than the novels themselves for being a mirror of the tastes of the Victorian England which subscribed to Mr. Dickens's monthly installments.

Dickens s Villains

It is no accident , for example , that the passages in Dickens most commonly praised for their psychological power are invariably projected through the consciousness of exactly those ' skulking figures ' of theatrical convention ...

Author: Juliet John

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199261377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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This study argues that Dickens' villains embody the crucial fusion between the deviant and theatrical aspects of his writing.

Dickens s London

Perception is otherwise, and if there is that which is clearly given, givenness is also obscure, calling for the subject to read closely. Critically, the Dickens text situates itself apropos London in relation to its reading subject, ...

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748656059

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This phenomenological exploration of the streets of Dickens's London opens up new perspectives on the city and the writer.

Charles Dickens s Great Expectations

This was to prove important to the appropriation of Dickens for the radio and both the large and the small screen in the coming decades, but in 1917 few actual filmgoers seemed persuaded by it. In an illuminating weekly item called ...

Author: Mary Hammond

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317168256

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature Science and Art

It was thus that the Dickens , and a few minutes afterwards , in lifelong friendship of Dickens and his biog- reply to some representations on the other rapher began , and was sustained . Nor is side , admit that Dickens had “ entered ...



ISBN: NYPL:33433115415246



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The Essential Charles Dickens School Resource

Ask pupils to combine this languagework into one paragraph, describing the effect of their chosen weather in the way that Dickens does in the opening of Bleak House. Read the completed paragraphs aloudand evaluate theeffectiveness.

Author: Gill Robins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136504389

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Charles Dickens is arguably the greatest storyteller in English Literature and his novels have been loved and respected for nearly two hundred years. As accurate reflections of Victorian society they are unparalleled. Vivid characters and realistic settings are created in the mind of the reader, all laced with Dickens inimitable humour, wit and lacerating political comment. This book aims to bring alive these characters and settings in the minds of children. It provides a comprehensive resource for children not only to learn about the literary heritage of the English language, but also to encourage them to create meanings from these classic stories through their personal, social and cultural experiences. The authors set each novel in context, providing a synopsis of the book, as well as characters, settings themes and symbolism. Works covered include: A Christmas Carol Bleak House David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times Oliver Twist But this book doesn’t just aim to introduce classic literature to children; it also provides a wide range of truly contemporary tools with which they can respond creatively, including: drama and film, blogs, web 2.0 technologies, multimodality and animation and graphic novels. The book is also accompanied by a CD which contains chapter outlines, extended text extracts, and practical resource sheets, including PowerPoint presentations, book review templates and flash cards, as well as a set of 8 week lesson plans for each novel. The Essential Charles Dickens School Resource provides essential classroom learning material for teachers and literacy co-ordinators teaching Key Stages 1 -3, as well as CPD students and those studying on PGCE English/Drama courses.

The Dickens Pantomime

This book deals with all of Dickens' novels, the so-called light novels and the dark, and with the comic as well as the tragic characters. It concentrates, however, on David Copperfield, the middle novel in the Dickens' canon.

Author: Edwin M. Eigner


ISBN: 0520062558

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 191

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All his life Charles Dickens was fascinated by the Christmas Pantomime, one of the most popular and least respectable of nineteenth-century genres and still one of the most successful forms of British drama. In The Dickens Pantomime Edwin Eigner shows how Dickens based his characters on the dramatis personae of Pantomime and how he structured his novels according to the two-part pattern of the early nineteenth-century panto, a pattern based on transformations effected by stage magic. In Dickens' hands the Pantomime characters expressed some of the most significant concerns of the times, and the transformations they underwent, mirroring the structural transformations of the Pantomime itself, provided means of rescuing Victorians from problems which seemed unsolvable given their prevailing world view. This book deals with all of Dickens' novels, the so-called light novels and the dark, and with the comic as well as the tragic characters. It concentrates, however, on David Copperfield, the middle novel in the Dickens' canon. Eigner places Wilkins Micawber at the center of the author's vision, where this supreme comic creation can illuminate the behavior of a zany like Dick Swiveller of The Old Curiosity Shop as well as the desperation of such tragic figures from the late novels as Sydney Carton of A Tale of Two Cities. Micawber, Eigner argues, provides the creative absurdity necessary to change the lives of both the characters and the readers of the novels.

Notes and Queries

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ISBN: UVA:X030221028

Category: Electronic journals

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Life of Sir Walter Scott by John Macrone

By March 1836, Dickens and Macrone had become such close friends that Dickens asked Macrone to serve as best man at his wedding on 2 April; but this amiable project was thwarted by the punctilio of Eliza Macrone.

Author: Daniel Grader

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748679904

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

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A well-written and carefully-researched narrative, it increases our knowledge of Scott's life and work as perceived by his contemporaries, as well as enabling us to read Hogg's Anecdotes in their original context.