The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens by John O. JordanThe Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens by John O. Jordan

The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens

EditorJohn O. Jordan

Paperback | June 18, 2001

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The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens contains fourteen chapters by leading international scholars that cover the whole range of Dickens' writing. Separate chapters address important thematic topics: childhood, the city, and domestic ideology. Others consider formal features of the novels, including their serial publication and Dickens' distinctive use of language. The volume as a whole offers a valuable introduction to Dickens for students and general readers, as well as fresh insights, informed by recent critical theory, that will be of interest to scholars and teachers of his novels.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to Charles DickensFormat:PaperbackDimensions:258 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:June 18, 2001Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521669642

ISBN - 13:9780521669641


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Chronology; List of abbreviations and texts; Preface John O. Jordan; 1. The life and times of Charles Dickens Grahame Smith; 2. From Sketches to Nickleby Robert L. Patten; 3. The middle novels: Chuzzlewit, Dombey, and Copperfield Kate Flint; 4. Moments of decision in Bleak House J. Hillis Miller; 5. Novels of the 1850s: Hard Times, Little Dorrit, and A Tale of Two Cities Hilary Schor; 6. The late novels: Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend Brian Cheadle; 7. Fictions of childhood Robert Newsom; 8. Fictions of the city Murray Baumgarten; 9. Gender, family, and domestic ideology Catherine Waters; 10. Dickens and language Garrett Stewart; 11. Dickens and the form of the novel Nicola Bradbury; 12. Dickens and illustrations Richard Stein; 13. Dickens and theatre John Glavin; 14. Dickens and film Joss Marsh; Selected bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Individually and collectively, these essays are worth reading..." Dickens Quarterly