By Lyn Pykett

ISBN-10: 0333728025

ISBN-13: 9780333728024

ISBN-10: 0333728033

ISBN-13: 9780333728031

To lots of his contemporaries, Charles Dickens was once the best author of his age; a one-man fiction who produced fourteen sizeable novels, and diverse sketches, essays and tales, a lot of which seemed within the magazines which he based and edited. at the present time the paintings of 1 of the 1st and such a lot profitable mass-circulation authors keeps to enthrall readers round the world.

This wide-ranging e-book examines the writings of Dickens, not just in his time but additionally in ours. it appears on the writer as a Victorian 'man of letters', and explores his cultural and important effect either at the definition of the radical within the 19th century and the next improvement of the shape within the 20th. Lyn Pykett specializes in Dickens as journalist, literary entrepreneur, the conductor of magazines, the shaper of the serial novel, the manipulator of the a number of plot, and the author of eccentric characters. She additionally assesses the modernity of the writer's alienated protagonists and their social environments, in addition to reassessing his representations of the bright, bleak and from time to time menacing spectacle of the city, from the overdue modern/postmodern standpoint of the 21st century.

Each bankruptcy of this article analyses the paintings of a selected decade in Dickens's profession, offering a full of life contextual research which areas his writings on the subject of the worlds that made him, and the literary worlds which he made. it really is crucial interpreting for all people with an curiosity in a single of the most well-liked, and enduring, British novelists of all time.

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