Dostoevsky and Dickens: A Study of Literary Influence (RLE Dickens)
Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 9
By N M Lary
Routledge – 2009 – 192 pages
What did Dickens mean to Dostoevsky, and what did the Russian writer owe to England’s greatest entertainer? Many of Dickens’ readers, including George Gissing and Edmund Wilson, have recognized that his achievement needs to be compared with Dostoevsky’s, and they have suspected, or assumed an influence. N M Lary’s book shows what the literary influence really or probably was.
1. Criminals and Angels 2. The Community of the Humble 3. Breakdown of Brotherhood 4. The Idiot: Melodrama and Ideal 5. The Idiot: Reality 6. The Devils: Disintegration 7. The Brothers Karamazov