Charles Dickens and the Form of the Novel: Fiction and Narrative in Dickens' Work

1st Edition

Graham Daldry

Routledge
Published December 12, 2017
Reference - 210 Pages
ISBN 9781138672772 - CAT# Y231152
Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

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Summary

First published in 1987. While there have been commentaries on his humour, his seriousness, his social concerns, and other specific aspects of his work such accounts have only tended to divide our understanding of the novels, to lead us to see them as failures of artistic unity. In this book the author seeks to address this question of unity and find a terminology that can treat language, plot and representation of reality as a coherent imaginative effort. This thesis is worked out in detail with reference to several of the novels, and represents a challenging re-evaluation Dickens’ achievement as a novelist. This book will be if interest to student of literature.

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