The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens, Paperback

The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens Paperback

Edited by Professor John O. Jordan

Part of the Cambridge Companions to Literature series



The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens contains fourteen specially-commissioned chapters by leading international scholars, who together provide diverse but complementary approaches to the full span of Dickens's work, with particular focus on his major fiction.

The essays cover the whole range of Dickens's writing, from Sketches by Boz through The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

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's distinctive use of language.

Three final chapters examine Dickens in relation to work in other media: illustration, theatre, and film.

Each essay provides guidance to further reading. 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 the novels.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 258 pages, 15 b/w illus.
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
  • ISBN: 9780521669641



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