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A reader"s guide to Charles Dickens.

Philip Hobsbaum

A reader"s guide to Charles Dickens.

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Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.,
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Examinations -- Study guides.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [294]-311.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4588 .H54 1973
    The Physical Object
    Pagination318 p.
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5430607M
    ISBN 100374242127
    LC Control Number73077198
    OCLC/WorldCa667308


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Recommended as a reader's companion to Dickens' works, this is a straightforward and illuminating guide to Dickens' life, his interests, notably social reform, which impacted on his work, and a chapter-by-chapter critique of his by: A Reader's Guide to Charles Dickens. Hobsbaum begins with a brief discussion of Dickens's political reportage and his pamphleteering for prison reform, and describes the earliest works, including Dickens's first book, Sketches by Boz.

In the main part of the book, the novels - early, middle, and late - are treated in equal detail. Get this from a library. A reader's guide to Charles Dickens. [Philip Hobsbaum] -- "Hobsbaum begins with a brief discussion of Dickens's political reportage and his pamphleteering for prison reform, and describes the earliest works.

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It wasn't until the early s that I was urged by Philip Hobsbaum, then at work on his excellent Reader's Guide to Charles Dickens, to read Little Dorrit with a poet's understanding of its underlying symbolism. I returned to the novel in the s when an enlightened BBC began to serialise Dickens on television.

Charles Dickens began his career as a writer with Sketches by Boz in It was a series dealing with London life in the manner and style of Leigh Hunt. However, the earliest of Charles Dicken’s work that caught appreciation was Pickwick Papers which was published in It was written at the suggestion of an editor, for serial publication.

For Dickens’s readers it is Little Dorrit, his deeply personal novel of middle age that reveals the author’s consciousness as an artist at its most mature, reflective, and darkest stage Little Dorrit is Dickens’s moodiest novel, and comparatively little happens in it. In earlyDickens started to write David Copperfield.

It was published between and In Dickens’ biography, Life of Charles Dickens (), John Forster wrote of David Copperfield, “underneath the fiction lay something of the author’s life.” It was Dickens's personal favourite among his own novels, Resting place: Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey.

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