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Dickens's Victorian London, 1839-1901

Dickens's Victorian London, 1839-1901

  • Author: Alex Werner,Tony Williams
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0091943736
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Major tie-in to the Museum of London's largest ever exhibition, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth. Over 200 stunning archive photographs, most of which have never been published before, illustrate this mesmerising guide to Victorian London seen through the eyes of Charles Dickens. Setting Dickens against the city that was the backdrop and inspiration for his work, it takes the reader on a memorable and haunting journey, discovering the places and subjects which stimulated his imagination. Here are captivating photographs of famous landmarks such as the Houses of Parliament, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey, alongside coaching inns, the Thames before the Embankment was built, the construction of the Metropolitan Underground Line, the docklands that studded the river and the many villages that make up London today. Authoritatively written and beautifully illustrated, this book will appeal to anyone who loves this beguiling city and wants to explore it as it was in Dickens' day.

Dickens's London

Dickens's London

  • Author: Julian Wolfreys
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748656057
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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This phenomenological exploration of the streets of Dickens's London opens up new perspectives on the city and the writer.

Dickens's England

Dickens's England

Life in Victorian Times

  • Author: R. E. Pritchard
  • Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 284
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The Victorian period was, in Tennyson's phrase, an awful moment of transition. A society largely based on agriculture and traditional values and social hierarchies was transformed into one both stimulated and disordered by unprecedented growth in science, technology, industry, urbanization and population, and profound questioning of politics, morality and religion. Apart from visiting commentators such as the Americans Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne, the writers featured include Henry Mayhew, Elizabeth Gaskell, Anthony Trollope, William Cobbett and Charles Dickens himself. A miscellany some of the best, wittiest and most unusual Victorian writing, this work brings to life the variety and energy of the society that produced and inspired one of England's most famous authors.

Victorian Time

Victorian Time

Technologies, Standardizations, Catastrophes

  • Author: T. Ferguson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137007982
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 219
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Victorian Time examines how literature of the era registers the psychological impact of the onset of a modern, industrialized experience of time as time-saving technologies, such as steam-powered machinery, aimed at making economic life more efficient, signalling the dawn of a new age of accelerated time.

Charles Dickens's London

Charles Dickens's London

  • Author: Andrew Sanders
  • Publisher: Robert Hale Limited
  • ISBN: 9780709088318
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 240
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A renowned Dickens scholar explores in depth what survives of Dickens's city, including detailed itineraries and unpublished photographs of Victorian London, and covering both "legal London" and the criminal underworld No novelist is as intimately connected to a great city as Dickens is to London. The vibrancy and variety of the city determined the shape and character of Dickens's work and he, in turn, recreated London in his fiction. Andrew Sanders retraces Dickens's footsteps through the streets, alleys, highways, and byways of the city, exploring the physical nature and architecture of Victorian London. He follows Dickens and his characters from the slums to the city, from the mansions of Mayfair to the respectable inner suburbs of Islington and Bloomsbury. He journeys from the untidiness of Walworth and Camden Town to the villas of Twickenham and Hampstead and semi-rural retreats of Dulwich, Finchley, and Highgate. Although vastly changed with time, the London that Dickens created is still vividly present in his writing. The first and greatest of urban novelists, Dickens captures the essence of the central modern social phenomenon—the excitements and problems of the city.

London, a Social History

London, a Social History

  • Author: Roy Porter
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 9780674538399
  • Category: History
  • Page: 431
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An extraordinary city, London grew from a backwater in the Classical Age into an important medieval city and significant Renaissance urban center to a modern colossus--full of a free people ever evolving. Roy Porter touches the pulse of his hometown and makes it our own, capturing London's fortunes, people, and imperial glory with vigor and wit. 58 photos.

Dickens and the Dream of Cinema

Dickens and the Dream of Cinema

  • Author: Grahame Smith
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719055638
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 206
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Taking his cue from Walter Benjamin's concept of each epoch dreaming the epoch that is to follow, Grahame Smith argues that Dickens' novels can be regarded as proto-filmic in the detail of their language as well as their larger formal structures. This possibility arises from Dickens' creative engagement with the city as metropolis, as it emerges in the London of the 1830s, plus his immersion in the visual entertainments of his day, such as the panorama, as well as technological advances such as the railway which anticipates cinema in some of its major features. The book offers a new way of reading Dickens, through the perspective of a form which he knew nothing of, while simultaneously suggesting an account of his part in the manifold forces that led to the appearance of film towards the end of the 19th century.

Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures

Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures

  • Author: Robert L. Patten
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351944444
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 696
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This volume places Dickens at the centre of a dynamic and expanding Victorian print world and tells the story of his career against a background of options available to him. The collection describes a world animated by outpourings of print materials: books, serials, newspapers, periodicals, libraries, paintings and prints, parodies and plagiarisms, censorship, advertising, as well as theatre and other entertainment, and celebrity. It also shows this period as driven by a growing and more literate population, and undergirded by a general conviction that writing was a crucial component of governance and civic culture. The extensive introduction and selected articles anchor Dickens's attempts to establish better conditions for writers regarding copyright protection, pay, status, recognition, and effectiveness in altering public policy. They speak about Dickens's life as playwright, journalist, novelist, editor, magazine publisher, theatrical producer, actor, lecturer, reader of his own works, supporter of charities for impoverished authors and fallen women, exponent of a morality of Christian compassion and domestic affections sometimes put into question by his own actions, proponent and critic of British nationalism, and champion of education for all. This selection of essays and articles from previously published accounts by internationally renowned scholars is of interest to all students and professionals who are fascinated by the composition, manufacture, finance, formats, pictorializations, sales, advertising and influence of Dickens's writing.

Global Dickens

Global Dickens

  • Author: Nirshan Perera
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351933523
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 640
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This volume of essays provides a selection of leading contemporary scholarship which situates Dickens in a global perspective. The articles address four main areas: Dickens's reception outside Britain and North America; his intertextual relations with and influence upon writers from different parts of the world; Dickens as traveller; and the presence throughout his fiction and journalism of subjects, such as race and empire, that extend beyond the national contexts in which his work is usually considered. Written by leading researchers from diverse countries and cultures, this is an indispensable reference work in the field of Dickens studies.

Dickens and Religion

Dickens and Religion

  • Author: Dennis Walder
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136022465
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 248
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The importance of understanding Dickens's religion to obtain a full appreciation of his achievement has long been admitted; but this is the first critical study of the interaction between Dickens's religious beliefs and his creative imagination throughout his career. The novelist's religious beliefs are a pervasive and deeply felt presence in his works even if they are not always clearly thought out or expressed. Too discreet and humane to be as explicit, or as dull, as most of the professedly religious novelists of his time, Dickens nevertheless suggests in his own way a liberal Protestant belief, shot through with Romantic, transcendental yearnings, which undoubtedly appealed to a very wide range of readers. Dickens's religion is shown to be that of a great popular writer, who created a unique kind of fiction, and a unique relationship with his readers, by the absorption and transformation of less respectable contemporary forms, from fairy-tale and German romance to tract and print. Walder's thoroughly researched and lively book provides students of Dickens and the Victorian period with an original perspective on the novelist's methods and attitudes. He offers a judicious and informed exploration of Dickens's obsessive themes, from the 'fall' of innocence in Pickwick Papers, to the search for a religious 'answer' in Little Dorrit. Each chapter focuses upon the striking congruences revealed between individual novels, or groups of novels, and particular religious themes. The views expressed in Dickens's lesser fiction and non-fiction are drawn on throughout, as are those in the influential contemporary press.