A Companion to Charles Dickens
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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A Companion to Charles Dickens concentrates on the historical, ideological, and social forces that defined Dickens’s world.
- Puts Dickens’s work into its literary, historical, and social contexts
- Traces the development of Dickens’s career as a journalist and novelist
- Includes original essays by leading Dickensian scholars on each of Dickens’s fifteen novels
- Explores a broad range of topics, including criticisms of his novels, the use of history and law in his fiction, language, and the effect of political and social reform
- Examines Dickens's legacy and surveys the mass of secondary materials that has been generated in response and reverence to his writing