The Resource Charles Dickens, Brian Murray

Charles Dickens, Brian Murray

Label
Charles Dickens
Title
Charles Dickens
Statement of responsibility
Brian Murray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This clear-sighted biography and literary study examines Dickens the novelist in all his glory. It begins with the life: its often tragic as well as comic dimensions. Brian Murray analyzes the important influence of Dickens's early professional experiences as a journalist. (It was as a reporter that Dickens encountered, and first wrote about, the great human problems of modern urban life that were to inform so much of his later work.) Also discussed is Dickens's fascination with the theater. Like any experienced playwright, he was always acutely aware of his audience. And the later reading tours, which became an obsession, were almost certainly an aspect of the same impulse
  • Successive chapters discuss the great novels, from Pickwick to Edwin Drood. They are looked at in their social context and from the standpoint of character, narrative, and structure. Readings of novels such as Dombey and Son and Bleak House are of especial interest for their close analysis of sometimes neglected works. At times, Dickens seems dated. But the large audience that exists for his work today, as it appears in various media, is proof of his teeming inventiveness and the universality of his themes. Humorist, satirist, muckraker, sentimentalist, tragedian, chronicler of humanity, Dickens continues to delight and to teach - to enlighten all of humanity
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murray, Brian
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4581
LC item number
.M8 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
Label
Charles Dickens, Brian Murray
Link
https://archive.org/details/charlesdickens00murr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Frederick Ungar book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Performance artist -- Good and evil : The Pickwick papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The old curiosity shop, Martin Chuzzlewit -- Facts of life : Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak house, Hard times -- Money and mystery : Little Dorrit, Great expectations, Our mutual friend, The mystery of Edwin Drood
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780826405654
Lccn
94012092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30320040
  • (OCoLC)ocm30320040
Label
Charles Dickens, Brian Murray
Link
https://archive.org/details/charlesdickens00murr
Publication
Note
"A Frederick Ungar book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-192) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Performance artist -- Good and evil : The Pickwick papers, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The old curiosity shop, Martin Chuzzlewit -- Facts of life : Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak house, Hard times -- Money and mystery : Little Dorrit, Great expectations, Our mutual friend, The mystery of Edwin Drood
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
198 pages
Isbn
9780826405654
Lccn
94012092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30320040
  • (OCoLC)ocm30320040

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