Dickens and the 1830s by Kathryn ChittickDickens and the 1830s by Kathryn Chittick

Dickens and the 1830s

byKathryn Chittick

Paperback | February 4, 2010

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The 1830s were important, formative years in the career of Charles Dickens, and also for movements in literary criticism and the development of the Victorian novel. Kathryn Chittick examines the first nine years of Dickens' career in this context, bringing to light a wealth of detail concerning the journalistic origins of Victorian criticism and the political background to the literature of the period. Central to her argument in this fascinating book is an analysis of the rise of the Victorian literary canon and the values associated with it.
Title:Dickens and the 1830sFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.51 inPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521129397

ISBN - 13:9780521129398


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on the text; 1. 1828-1833 the parliamentary reporter; 2. Literature in 1833; 3. 1833-1836 the sketch writer; 4. 1836-1837 the qualifications of a novelist: Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist; 5. 1837-1838 the editor of Bentley's Miscellany; 6. 1838 the writer of parts; 7. 1839-1840 the 'man of felling': Nicholas Nickleby and Master Humphrey's Clock; 8. 1839-1841 the historical novelist: Jack Sheppard and Barnaby Rudge; Conclusion; Notes; Further reading; Index.