Sensation And Sublimation In Charles Dickens by J. GordonSensation And Sublimation In Charles Dickens by J. Gordon

Sensation And Sublimation In Charles Dickens

byJ. Gordon

Hardcover | June 7, 2011

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This book explores three crucial stages in Dickens' on-going voyage of discovery into what has been called the 'hidden springs' of his fiction; arguing that in three of Dickens best known novels, we witness Dickens responding to some identifiable force represented as coming from underneath the ground plan of the book in question.
JOHN GORDON is Professor of English at Connecticut College, USA.
Title:Sensation And Sublimation In Charles DickensFormat:HardcoverDimensions:226 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.86 inPublished:June 7, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230110886

ISBN - 13:9780230110885

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Table of Contents

What Right Have They to Butcher Me?' 'Thankee, Mum,' said Toodle, 'Since You Are Suppressing' 'In a Thick Crowd of Sounds, but Still Intelligibly Enough to be Understood' 'Is Esther Pretty?' and Nine Other Questions About Bleak House

Editorial Reviews

“With the two-hundredth anniversary of his birth imminent, we can expect a flood of books on Charles Dickens. I suspect, however, that few of them will display as much critical intelligence as Sensation and Sublimation in Charles Dickens, and I doubt that any will match the positively Dickensian energy, wit, and gusto that Gordon brings to his subject.”--Austin Briggs, Tompkins Professor of English Emeritus, Hamilton College "This astonishingly alert reading explores the tension between surface narrative and covert allusion. Its many new insights strengthen our sense of Dickens's creative brilliance and deepen our understanding of three of his novels."--Robert Lapides, Professor of English, City University of New York