The Companion to Martin Chuzzlewit by Nancy Aycock MetzThe Companion to Martin Chuzzlewit by Nancy Aycock Metz

The Companion to Martin Chuzzlewit

byNancy Aycock Metz

Hardcover | March 1, 2015

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Critical responses to Martin Chuzzlewit have varied. By examining the overlapping contexts within which Dickens wrote, this study makes original contributions to our understanding of the novel and its critical reception. The notes revise and expand the conventional wisdom regarding the sourcesfor the American chapters, demonstrating that Dickens ddrew on a much wider field of writings about America than has been previously acknowledged. By reading the novel int he light of contemporary professional journals, Nancy Aycock Metz also exposes issues of that period which underlay Dickens's portrayal of Pecksniff, young Martin and the architectural scene. Finally the notes point to previously unidentified influences on theplot andcharacters, illuminating the impact on Dickens's thinking of a wide range of texts, from the Bridgewater Treatises to the Bible, from popular songs and newspaper advertisements to medical treatises and parliamentary reports.
Dr Nancy Aycock Metz has written articles on Dickens, Trollope and Victorian urban culture. She is an Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech, USA.
Title:The Companion to Martin ChuzzlewitFormat:HardcoverDimensions:569 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:March 1, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1873403844

ISBN - 13:9781873403846


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