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Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Isbn : 8726605708
  • Pages : 1091
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 784
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‘Little Dorrit’ is a highly personal novel by Charles Dickens that many critics state is one of his finest later works. The story revolves around Amy Dorrit, a kind-hearted young woman who resides in Marshalsea prison as her family cannot afford to pay their debts. Amy and her family’s fortune changes as Arthur Clennam, a wealthy businessman, takes an interest in her family while attempting to solve a mystery about his lineage. ‘Little Dorrit’ is a sprawling family saga that involves unrequited love, blackmail, and a timeless rags-to-riches story with a twist. Dickens’ celebrated social satire is displayed in this tale as he criticises the cruel prison system of Victorian England which his father spent many years in, unable to work or repay his debts. While this is a darker novel than Dickens’ early work, it still entertains through its cast of comical characters and lyrical prose. A thrilling novel that is equally poignant and entertaining, ‘Little Dorrit’ is still as relevant today as when it was written and is a must-read for fans of Dickens and ‘The Shawshank Redemption’. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was a widely popular English author and social critic. Among his most famous novels are ‘Oliver Twist’, ‘A Christmas Carol’, and ‘Great Expectations’. Dickens is best known for his depictions of poor Victorian living conditions and his unforgettable characters, some compassionate and others grotesquely malicious. Dickens’ timeless tales are still as celebrated today as when they were written, and his literary style is so influential that the term Dickensian was coined to describe the literature he inspired. Many of Dickens’ novels have been adapted for movies and television, including the Academy Award-winning musical ‘Oliver’.

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Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Oxford Paperbacks
  • Isbn : 0191605638
  • Pages : 752
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 825
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Highly regarded today as one of the greatest novels in English literature, Little Dorrit presents both a scathing indictment of mid-Victorian England and a devastating insight into the human condition. Examining the many social and mental prisons which incarcerate men and women, the novel also considers the nature of true spiritual freedom. Against a background of administrative and financial scandal, Dickens tells the moving story of the old Marshalsea prisoner who inherits a fortune and his devoted daughter's love for a man who believes he has done with love. He draws widely on the events of his own life and times, yet focuses a powerful imaginative vision which is as universal as it is specific, immediate, and intense. In Little Dorrit Dickens displays his characteristic mastery of irony and pathos, of satire and comedy, and the novel exemplifies his most mature, ambitious, and effective writing. This edition, which has the definitive Clarendon text, also includes Dickens's working notes and eight of the original illustrations from the first edition by 'Phiz'.

LITTLE DORRIT

By CHARLES DICKENS
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  • Publisher : PURE SNOW PUBLISHING
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 550
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 374
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LITTLE DORRIT BY CHARLES DICKENS Key features of this book: * Includes an autobiographical sketch of the author * This book includes 40 original illustrations – each has been digitally enhanced * Unabridged with 100% of it’s original content * Available in multiple formats: eBook, original paperback and hardcover * Proper paragraph formatting with Indented first lines, 1.25 Line Spacing and Justified Paragraphs * Properly formatted for aesthetics and ease of reading. * Custom Table of Contents and Design elements for each chapter * The Copyright page has been placed at the end of the book, as to not impede the content and flow of the book. Original publication: 1855 - 1857 Little Dorrit is Charles Dickens’ 16th published novel. Amy Dorrit is born and raised in a debtors prison. Affectionately known as Little Dorrit, she grows up as a girl who cares for others, with a tender heart and is practical as to getting enough money to eat and live with her father in the prison. She is portrayed as the emotional and practical centre of her family. This book is great for schools, teachers and students or for the casual reader, and makes a wonderful addition to any classic literary library At Pure Snow Publishing we have taken the time and care into formatting this book to make it the best possible reading experience. We specialize in publishing classic books and have been publishing books since 2014. We now have over 500 book listings available for purchase. Enjoy!

Little Dorrit, Book the First - Poverty

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1473392349
  • Pages : 772
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 904
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This book is the first volume of Charles Dickens’ 1857 novel, “Little Doritt”. Amy is the youngest child of a man who has been incarcerated for not paying back a debt. While working as a seamstress, she falls in love with Arthur Clennam, and hopes that she will she be able to win his heart and escape her miserable life. A masterful exploration of social injustices, “Little Doritt” will appeal to those who have read and enjoyed Dickens’ work, and would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English author, widely considered to be the most important novelist of the Victorian era. Many classic books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026881923
  • Pages : 831
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 653
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William Dorrit, imprisoned as a debtor, has been a resident of Marshalsea debtors' prison for so long that his three children – snobbish Fanny, idle Edward and Amy (known as Little Dorrit) — have all grown up there, and Amy was born there. Their mother is dead and Little Dorrit, devoted to her father, supports them both through her sewing.

Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens,G. K. Chesterton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1528789636
  • Pages : 770
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 108
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Originally published as a serial from 1855 to 1857, Dickens's novel “Little Dorrit” tells the story of Amy Dorrit, the youngest child of her family born and raised in a debtors prison whose life is changed when she meets Arthur Clennam, returning home from a 20-year absence. “Little Dorrit” heavily criticises societal shortcomings of the time, in particular the existence of debtors prisons—where Dickens's own father was incarcerated. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens” by G. K. Chesterton. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic famous for having created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters. His works became unprecedentedly popular during his life, and today he is commonly regarded as the greatest Victorian-era novelist. Although perhaps better known for such works as “Oliver Twist” or “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens first gained success with the 1836 serial publication of “The Pickwick Papers”, which turned him almost overnight into an international literary celebrity thanks to his humour, satire, and astute observations concerning society and character.

Little Dorrit. Poverty

By Dickens C.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5521060669
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 580
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When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea prison. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr Panks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity.

Little Dorrit. Riches

By Dickens C.
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  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5521060685
  • Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 790
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When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea prison. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr Panks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity.

Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Isbn : 1427043612
  • Pages : 688
  • Category : Psychology
  • Reads : 294
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The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1616400234
  • Pages : 434
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 157
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Part II of Little Dorrit, which was originally serialized in standalone installments between 1855 and 1857. Dickens's critique on debtors' prisons and other failings of the English social structure of the time, it is a complex story of numerous characters and rambling subplots, and an excellent example of Dickens's mastery of the novel form.

Flora Finching: the Only Free Woman in "Little Dorrit" by Charles Dickens

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  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Isbn : 3640906330
  • Pages : 15
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 787
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Seminar paper from the year 2011 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,3, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar ), course: Dickens' Little Dorrit, language: English, abstract: Dickens' Little Dorrit is known as a novel of physical and metaphorical imprisonment. Almost every character and especially all the main characters, such as Amy Dorrit and Arthur Clennam, suffer under some kind of inner or/ and outer imprisonment.1 Therefore it is hard to find a truly free female character in Little Dorrit. However, in this paper I will argue that Flora Finching is the only free female character in Little Dorrit, who pursues her own longings and needs regardless of conventions or other people's opinions and is therefore not as imprisoned as everyone else.

Dickens and Italy

By Marialuisa Bignami,Michael Hollington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1527554104
  • Pages : 290
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 547
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‘Dickens and America’ has been amply studied, his no less important relationship to Italy much less so, despite his friend Forster's assertion that his long stay in Genoa represented ‘the turning-point of his career.’ This book, arising from a major conference held in Genoa in 2007, attempts to redress the balance, focusing primarily on Dickens's two major writings about Italy—the travel book Pictures from Italy of 1845, and Part Two of his great novel Little Dorrit of 1855–7. It falls into six sections: the first concerns Dickens's enjoyment of leisure for the first time in his life in Italy; the second, his response to the visual attractions of Italy, both natural and artistic; the third, his political stance about Italy in the period of the Risorgimento; the fourth, his preoccupation with death and decay in what he saw and experienced in Italy; the fifth, his representation of ‘Italianness’ in Little Dorrit and elsewhere; and the sixth, his relation to modern and contemporary writers about Italy. It thus aims to fill a vital gap in Dickens studies.

Little Dorrit

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0191627275
  • Pages : 912
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 219
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'Clennam rose softly, opened and closed the door without a sound, and passed from the prison, carrying the quiet with him into the turbulent streets.' Introspective and dreamy, Arthur Clennam returns to England from many years abroad to find a people gripped in their self-made social and mental prisons. Against a background of government incompetence and financial scandal, he searches for the key to the affairs of the Dorrit family, prisoners for debt in the Marshalsea. He discovers through the seamstress Amy Dorrit the fulfilment of which he dreams, but only after he learns to understand his own heart. Revelation and redemption haunt Dickens's portrayal of human relations as fundamentally distorted by class and money. The swindling financier Merdle, the bureaucratic nightmare of the Circumlocution Office, and a teeming cast of characters display the inadequacy of secular morality in the face of contemporary social and political confusion. Mixing humour and pathos, irony and satire, Dickens's eleventh novel reveals a master of fiction in top form. This new edition, based on the definitive Clarendon text, includes all of Phiz's original illustrations and a wide-ranging introduction highlighting Dickens's move to more personal and spiritual concerns. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Eclipse of God

By Martin Buber
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Isbn : 1400874084
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 918
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Biblical in origin, the expression "eclipse of God" refers to the Jewish concept of hester panim, the act of God concealing his face as a way of punishing his disobedient subjects. Though this idea is deeply troubling for many people, in this book Martin Buber uses the expression hopefully—for a hiding God is also a God who can be found. First published in 1952, Eclipse of God is a collection of nine essays concerning the relationship between religion and philosophy. The book features Buber's critique of the thematically interconnected—yet diverse—perspectives of Soren Kierkegaard, Hermann Cohen, C.G. Jung, Martin Heidegger, and other prominent modern thinkers. Buber deconstructs their philosophical conceptions of God and explains why religion needs philosophy to interpret what is authentic in spiritual encounters. He elucidates the religious implications of the I-Thou, or dialogical relationship, and explains how the exclusive focus on scientific knowledge in the modern world blocks the possibility of a personal relationship with God. Featuring a new introduction by Leora Batnitzky, Eclipse of God offers a glimpse into the mind of one of the modern world’s greatest Jewish thinkers.

The Way We Live Now

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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Isbn : N.a
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  • Reads : 797
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Refracting the Canon in Contemporary British Literature and Film

By Susana Onega,Susana Onega Jaén,Christian Gutleben
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Isbn : 9789042010505
  • Pages : 261
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 999
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Contemporary works of art that remodel the canon not only create complex, hybrid and plural products but also alter our perceptions and understanding of their source texts. This is the dual process, referred to in this volume as “refraction”, that the essays collected here set out to discuss and analyse by focusing on the dialectic rapport between postmodernism and the canon. What is sought in many of the essays is a redefinition of postmodernist art and a re-examination of the canon in the light of contemporary epistemology. Given this dual process, this volume will be of value both to everyone interested in contemporary art—particularly fiction, drama and film—and also to readers whose aim it is to promote a better appreciation of canonical British literature.

Bloodwitch

By Susan Dennard
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  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Isbn : 1466867345
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 983
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Susan Dennard's New York Times bestselling, young adult epic fantasy Witchlands series continues with the story of the Bloodwitch Aeduan. Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop a bloodthirsty horde of raiders preparing to destroy a monastery that holds more than just faith. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past. “Worldbuilding after my own heart. It’s so good it’s intimidating.”—Victoria Aveyard, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Red Queen The Witchlands #1 Truthwitch #2 Windwitch #3 Bloodwitch Sightwitch (illustrated novella) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Current Trends in Narratology

By Greta Olson
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Isbn : 3110255006
  • Pages : 375
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 433
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Current Trends in Narratology offers an overview of cutting-edge approaches to theories of storytelling. The introduction details how new emphases on cognitive processing, non-prose and multimedia narratives, and interdisciplinary approaches to narratology have altered how narration, narrative, and narrativity are understood. The volume also introduces a third post-classical direction of research ‑ comparative narratology ‑ and describes how developments in Germany, Israel, and France may be compared with Anglophone research. Leading international scholars including Monika Fludernik, Richard Gerrig, Ansgar Nünning, John Pier, Brian Richardson, Alan Palmer, and Werner Wolf describe not only their newest research but also how this work dovetails with larger narratological developments.

Narrating the Prison: Role and Representation in Charles Dickens' Novels, Twentieth-Century Fiction, and Film

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  • Publisher : Cambria Press
  • Isbn : 1621968669
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  • Reads : 587
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Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspace

By DeNel Rehberg Sedo
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230308848
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 751
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Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars.

The Lady of Shalott in the Victorian Novel

By Jennifer Gribble
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349067547
  • Pages : 222
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 481
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Secret Journeys

By Nicholas H. Morgan
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  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Isbn : 9780838634479
  • Pages : 148
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 960
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This work argues that Dickens's novels form a multifaceted canon with strong family resemblances (and differences) among its members. The book creates a dynamic model of the Dickensian universe by following three aspects of the canon: the dialectic between fancy and authority, the psychology of symbol and memory, and the relationship between narrator and reader. Illustrated.

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  • Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
  • Isbn : 1458795551
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  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 927
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This title contains, Household Tales by Brothers Grimm, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Aesop's Fables by George Fyler Townsend, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, Andersen's Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen, Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne, Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster, Dot and the Kangaroo by Ethel C. Pedley, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, Heidi by Johanna Spyri, Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Life and Perambulations of a Mouse by Dorothy Kilner, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame, Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll, Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, What Katy Did Next by Susan Coolidge, Child's History of England by Charles Dickens, A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens, An Old-fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, Kim by Rudyard Kipling, Alice's Adventures Under Ground by Lewis Carroll, Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum, Peter Pan by James Matthew Barrie, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Call of the Wild by Jack London, Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch by Alice Caldwell Hegan, Pollyanna by Eleanor Hodgman Porter, Pollyanna Grows Up by Eleanor Hodgman Porter, Campfire Girl's First Council Fire by Jane L. Stewart, The Hoosier School-boy by Edward Eggleston, The Hoosier School-Master by Edward Eggleston, King Solomon's Mines by Henry Rider Haggard

The Pleasures of Memory

By Sarah Winter
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  • Publisher : Fordham Univ Press
  • Isbn : 0823266184
  • Pages : 486
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 850
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How did this nineteenth-century novelist change the way we think? “A fine contribution to the sociology of literature . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Looking at literary history in relation to the cultural histories of reading, publishing, and education, The Pleasures of Memory illuminates the ways in which Dickens’s serial fiction shaped not only the popular practice of reading for pleasure and instruction but also the school subject we now know as “English.” Sarah Winter shows how Dickens’s serial fiction instigated specific reading practices by reworking the conventions of religious didactic tracts from which most Victorians learned to read. Incorporating an influential associationist psychology of learning founded on the cumulative functioning of memory, Dickens’s serial novels consistently led readers to reflect on their reading as a form of shared experience. Dickens’s celebrity authorship, Winter argues, represented both a successful marketing program for popular fiction and a cultural politics addressed to a politically unaffiliated, social-activist Victorian readership. As late-nineteenth-century educational reforms consolidated British and American readers into “mass” populations served by state school systems, Dickens’s beloved novels came to embody the socially inclusive and humanizing goals of democratic education.

The January–May Marriage in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

By E. Godfrey
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230618596
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 497
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By considering the disruptive potential of age disparate marriages in nineteenth-century British literature, Godfrey offers provocative new readings of canonical texts including Don Juan, Jane Eyre, and Bleak House.

Digressions in European Literature

By A. Grohmann,C. Wells
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 0230292526
  • Pages : 213
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 384
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With studies of, amongst others, Miguel de Cervantes, Anton Chekhov, Charles Baudelaire and Henry James, this landmark collection of essays is a unique and wide-ranging exploration and celebration of the many forms of digression in major works by fifteen of the finest European writers from the early modern period to the present day.

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poetry, Essays, Articles, Speeches, Travel Sketches & Letters (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026873122
  • Pages : 19203
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 593
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of Charles Dickens” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Dickens's Children Plays The Village Coquettes The Strange Gentleman The Lamplighter Is She His Wife Mr. Nightingale's Diary No Thoroughfare The Frozen Deep Poetry The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens Travel Books American Notes Pictures From Italy The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Other Works Sunday Under Three Heads A Child's History of England Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi The Life of Our Lord The Uncommercial Traveller Contributions to “All The Year Round” Contributions to “The Examiner” Miscellaneous Papers Essays & Articles A Coal Miner's Evidence The Lost Arctic Voyagers Frauds on the Fairies Adelaide Anne Procter In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray Speeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and Social Letters of Charles Dickens Criticism CHARLES DICKENS by G. K. Chesterton DICKENS by Sir Adolphus William Ward THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie D. Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

The Romantic Sublime and Middle-Class Subjectivity in the Victorian Novel

By Stephen Hancock
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135492921
  • Pages : 214
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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This study follows the aesthetic of the sublime from Burke and Kant, through Wordsworth and the Shelleys, into Thackeray, Dickens, Eliot and Hardy. Exploring the continuities between the romantic and Victorian "periods" that have so often been rather read as differences, the book demonstrates that the sublime mode enables the transition from a paradigm of overwhelming power exemplified by the body of the king to the pervasive power of surveillance utilized by the rising middle classes. While the domestic woman connected with the rise of the middle class is normally seen as beautiful, the book contends that the moral authority given to this icon of depth and interiority is actually sublime. The binary of the beautiful and the sublime seeks to contain the sublimity of womanhood by insisting on sublimity's masculine character. This is the book's most important claim: rather than exemplifying masculine strength, the sublime marks the transition to a system of power gendered as feminine and yet masks that transition because it fears the power it ostensibly accords to the feminine. This aesthetic is both an inheritance the Victorians receive from their romantic predecessors, and, more importantly, a broad historical phenomenon that questions the artificial boundaries between romantic and Victorian.

Charles Dickens A Critical Study

By George Gissing
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  • Publisher : The History Press
  • Isbn : 0752486691
  • Pages : 327
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Charles Dickens was in his own day the most popular novelist who had ever lived, a public figure adored like a present-day pop star. He still holds his place as one of the greatest English writers, an original genius whose novels are an essential link in the canon of English literature. He was also actively involved in the life of his time, campaigning for social and educational reform and sharply critical of contemporary society. This short biography provides an excellent introduction to Dickens, from his disturbed childhood with a traumatic period working in a blacking factory, his instant success as a young writer and his tumultuous acclaim in both England and America, the major novels of the 1850s and '60s and the establishment of Household Words, to the final years as a public performer of his own work.

Mobility in the Victorian Novel

By Charlotte Mathieson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 113754547X
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Mobility in the Victorian Novel explores mobility in Victorian novels by authors including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. With focus on representations of bodies on the move, it reveals how journeys create the place of the nation within a changing global landscape.

Charles Dickens and the Image of Women

By David K. Holbrook
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Isbn : 0814773273
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 999
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How successful is Dickens in his portrayal of women? Dickens has been represented (along with William Blake and D.H. Lawrence) as one who championed the life of the emotions often associated with the "feminine." Yet some of his most important heroines are totally submissive and docile. Dickens, of course, had to accept the conventions of his time. It is obvious, argues Holbrook, that Dickens idealized the father-daughter relationship, and indeed, any such relationship that was unsexual, like that of Tom Pinch and his sister—but why? Why, for example, is the image of woman so often associated with death, as in Great Expectations? Dickens's own struggles over relationships with women have been documented, but much less has been said about the unconscious elements behind these problems. Using recent developements in psychoanalytic object-relations theory, David Holbrook offers new insight into the way in which the novels of Dickens—particularly Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Great Expectations—both uphold emotional needs and at the same time represent the limits of his view of women and that of his time.

The Self in the Cell

By Sean C. Grass
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135384916
  • Pages : 313
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Michel Foucault's writing about the Panopticon in Discipline and Punish has dominated discussions of the prison and the novel, and recent literary criticism draws heavily from Foucauldian ideas about surveillance to analyze metaphorical forms of confinement: policing, detection, and public scrutiny and censure. But real Victorian prisons and the novels that portray them have few similarities to the Panopticon. Sean Grass provides a necessary alternative to Foucault by tracing the cultural history of the Victorian prison, and pointing to the tangible relations between Victorian confinement and the narrative production of the self. The Self in the Cell examines the ways in which separate confinement prisons, with their demand for autobiographical production, helped to provide an impetus and a model that guided novelists' explorations of the private self in Victorian fiction.