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Dickens and Other Victorians : Essays in Honour of Philip Collins - Joanne Shattock

Dickens and Other Victorians

Essays in Honour of Philip Collins

By: Joanne Shattock (Editor)

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Published: 21st October 1988
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This volume brings together the work of major scholars of the Victorian period who in turn bring to bear a variety of approaches to the study of Dickens and his major contemporaries. Subjects in the first section include the influence of contemporary science on "Little Dorrit", the sources for "A Tale of Two Cities", Dickens' developing radicalism as seen in his letters and the work of his imitators in serial fiction. The second section includes a rereading of the work of Tennyson and Browning in the light of recent critical theory, the Unitarian background of Mrs Gaskell, Peacock as a Victorian novelist, the Victorian ideology of family in Goerge Eliot's work, and the literary and cultural ancestry of Virginia Woolf. Emphasis is on connections between Victorian literature and society and highlights the longevity of the Victorian literary period, which embraced Peacock at one extreme and Virginia Woolf at the other. Joan Shattock is also editor of "The Victoriain Periodical Press - Samplings and Soundings".

List of Illustrations - Editor's Preface - Notes on the Contributors - Little Dorrit and Three Kinds of Science; G.Levine - Sketches by Boz Revisited; S.Monod - 'Cartloads of Books': Some Sources for A Tale of Two Cities; A.Sanders - The Dickens World Revisited; K.J.Fielding - Dickens in his Letters: The Regress of the Radical; G.Storey - From Outrage to Rage: Dickens' Bruised Femininity; U.C.Knoepflmacher - Chips off the Block: Dickens' Serialising Imitators; J.Sutherland - PART 2 - Rereading Victorian Poetry; I.Armstrong - The Gaskells and Unitarians; R.K.Webb - Peacock's Victorian Novel; M.Slater - Thackeray: Novelist of Society; A.R.Humphreys - Heroines Adrift: George Eliot and the Victorian Ideology of Family; M.Wolff - The Victorians in Virginia Woolf; G.Beer - Index

ISBN: 9780333447086
ISBN-10: 0333447085
Series: Essays in Honour of Philip Collins
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 246
Published: 21st October 1988
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.69 x 21.01  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2