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Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

This small collection of books originally published over sixty years brings back into print some valuable works. As well as examining the art of Dickens’ writing, the emphasis is on the social and political background of his times and the influence this had on his work.

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  1. Charles Dickens (RLE Dickens)

    By Martin Fido

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    The main concern of this volume is Dickens’ role as "entertainer". It examines the results of this role: Dickens’ important contribution to the techniques of comedy and irony in prose. The social commentary and criticism which arise from a primarily comic art is emphasized and exemplified. Other...

    Published February 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Dickens at Work (RLE Dickens)

    By John Butt & Kathleen Tillotson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    This book marks a new departure in the study of Dickens. The authors make use of first-hand evidence of Dickens’ actual methods and conditions of work; much of this evidence is examined and co-ordinated here for the first time. It includes Dickens’ detailed manuscript notes for novels, with a...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  3. The Social Novel in England 1830-1850 (RLE Dickens)

    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 2

    By Louis Cazamian

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    This is the first English translation of Le Roman social en Angleterre by Louis Cazamian, which is widely recognized as the classic survey of Victorian social fiction. Starting from the eighteenth century, Cazamian traces the ways in which rationalism and romanticism intertwined and competed,...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  4. The Imagination of Charles Dickens (RLE Dickens)

    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 3

    By A. O. J. Cockshut

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    This book describes Charles Dickens as an ordinary man who by being perfectly tuned to the public taste developed into a master of his art. The clue to this paradox lies, in the author’s opinion, in Dickens’ obsession with such topics as money, crowds and prisons which touch the life of everyone....

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  5. The Companion to Our Mutual Friend (RLE Dickens)

    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 4

    By Michael Cotsell

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) Dickens’ last completed novel, has been critically praised as a profound and troubled masterpiece, and yet is has received far less scholarly attention than his other major works. This volume is the first book-length study of the novel. It explores every aspect of Dickens...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Dickens and the Twentieth Century (RLE Dickens)

    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 6

    By John & Gabriel Gross & Pearson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    The essays in this volume examine questions such as Dickens’ symbolism, his political attitudes, his psychological tensions and his artistry. They are also concerned with aspects of Dickens which have been neglected in recent years, such as his handling of plot, his heroes and heroines, his...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  7. The Days of Dickens (RLE Dickens)

    A Glance at Some Aspects of Early Victorian Life in London

    By Arthur L. Hayward

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    These chapters deal with the life of London from the early 1830’s to the mid-1860’s. The book mainly focuses on the social life of the day, but also deals with the blacker side of London and travel and country life....

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Dostoevsky and Dickens: A Study of Literary Influence (RLE Dickens)

    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 9

    By N M Lary

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    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...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  9. The Dickens Encyclopaedia (RLE Dickens)

    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 8

    By Arthur L. Hayward

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    This is the standard reference guide to the works of Charles Dickens. The material is arranged alphabetically, in dictionary style, and provides a quick means of reference to the plots of the novels and to all the characters and places mentioned in the novels. There are also useful explanatory...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Martin Chuzzlewit (RLE Dickens)

    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens Volume 10

    By Sylvere Monod

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Charles Dickens

    Although enjoyed my many as a masterpiece of Dickens’ comic writing, Martin Chuzzlewit has long been underrated by professional critics. This volume redresses the balance by devoting its attention to a full critical discussion of the novel and by including a full survey of the critical positions...

    Published December 10th 2008 by Routledge

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