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Charles Dickens in Context

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John Bowen, Michael Slater, Anne Humpherys, John Drew, Michael Hollington, Toru Sasaki, Tony Williams, Juliet John, Cora Kaplan, Paul Schlicke, Joss Marsh, Florian Schweizer, Marty Gould, Kate Flint, Ian Duncan, Mary Elizabeth Leighton, Lisa Surridge, Sally Ledger, Holly Furneaux, Martin Danahay, Ruth Livesey, Ella Dzelzainis, Patrick Brantlinger, Michael Sanders, Paul Young, Andrew Sanders, Priti Joshi, Josephine McDonagh, Francis O'Gorman, Grace Moore, Anne Schwan, Jan-Melissa Schramm, Emma Mason, James Mussell, Jonathan Grossman, Janis McLarren Caldwell, Catherine Waters
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  • Date Published: July 2011
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521887007

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  • Charles Dickens, a man so representative of his age as to have become considered synonymous with it, demands to be read in context. This book illuminates the worlds – social, political, economic and artistic – in which Dickens worked. Dickens's professional life encompassed work as a novelist, journalist, editor, public reader and passionate advocate of social reform. This volume offers a detailed treatment of Dickens in each of these roles, exploring the central features of Dickens's age, work and legacy, and uncovering sometimes surprising faces of the man and of the range of Dickens industries. Through 45 digestible short chapters written by a leading expert on each topic, a rounded picture emerges of Dickens's engagement with his time, the influence of his works and the ways he has been read, adapted and re-imagined from the nineteenth century to the present.

    • Aimed at students and researchers of Dickens and the Victorian period, with digestible, yet detailed and self-contained chapters
    • Combines scholarly authority with innovative new approaches
    • Provides a starting point for investigating any Dickens-related topic, with suggestions on how to develop the research
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    • Date Published: July 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521887007
    • length: 428 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 161 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.81kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. Life and Afterlife:
    1. The life of Dickens 1: before Ellen Ternan John Bowen
    2. The life of Dickens 2: after Ellen Ternan John Bowen
    3. Dickens's lives Michael Slater
    4. Victorian stage adaptations and novel appropriations Anne Humpherys
    5. Reviewing Dickens in the Victorian periodical press John Drew
    6. The European context Michael Hollington
    7. Major twentieth-century critical responses Toru Sasaki
    8. Modern stage adaptations Tony Williams
    9. Modern screen adaptations Toru Sasaki
    10. The heritage industry Juliet John
    11. Neo-Victorian Dickens Cora Kaplan
    Part II. Social and Cultural Contexts:
    12. Popular culture Paul Schlicke
    13. The rise of celebrity culture Joss Marsh
    14. The newspaper and periodical market John Drew
    15. Authorship and the professional writer Florian Schweizer
    16. The theatre Marty Gould
    17. Melodrama Juliet John
    18. The bildungsroman Florian Schweizer
    19. Visual culture Kate Flint
    20. The historical novel Ian Duncan
    21. The illustrated novel Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Lisa Surridge
    22. Christmas Sally Ledger
    23. Childhood Holly Furneaux
    24. Work Martin Danahay
    25. Europe Ruth Livesey
    26. The Victorians and America Ella Dzelzainis
    27. Educating the Victorians Patrick Brantlinger
    28. London Anne Humphereys
    29. Politics Michael Sanders
    30. Political economy Paul Young
    31. The aristocracy Andrew Sanders
    32. The middle classes Priti Joshi
    33. Urban migration and mobility Josephine McDonagh
    34. Financial markets and the banking system Francis O'Gorman
    35. Empires and colonies Grace Moore
    36. Race Priti Joshi
    37. Crime Anne Schwan
    38. The law Jan-Melissa Schramm
    39. Religion Emma Mason
    40. Science James Mussell
    41. Transport Jonathan Grossman
    42. Social hygiene, illness and disease Janis McLarren Caldwell
    43. Domesticity Catherine Waters
    44. Sexuality Holly Furneaux
    45. Gender identities Catherine Waters
    Further reading
    Index.

  • Editors

    Sally Ledger, Birkbeck College, University of London
    Sally Ledger was the Hildred Carlile Chair in English at Royal Holloway, University of London.

    Holly Furneaux, University of Leicester
    Holly Furneaux is Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Leicester.

    Contributors

    John Bowen, Michael Slater, Anne Humpherys, John Drew, Michael Hollington, Toru Sasaki, Tony Williams, Juliet John, Cora Kaplan, Paul Schlicke, Joss Marsh, Florian Schweizer, Marty Gould, Kate Flint, Ian Duncan, Mary Elizabeth Leighton, Lisa Surridge, Sally Ledger, Holly Furneaux, Martin Danahay, Ruth Livesey, Ella Dzelzainis, Patrick Brantlinger, Michael Sanders, Paul Young, Andrew Sanders, Priti Joshi, Josephine McDonagh, Francis O'Gorman, Grace Moore, Anne Schwan, Jan-Melissa Schramm, Emma Mason, James Mussell, Jonathan Grossman, Janis McLarren Caldwell, Catherine Waters

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