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Charles Dickens

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The Authors in Context series, a subseries of the Oxford World's Classics series, examines the work of major authors in relation to their own times and to the present day. Combining history with lively literary discussion, each volume provides comprehensive insight into texts in their context.

Charles Dickens was both a representative Victorian and an artist who is quintes
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Paperback, Oxford World's Classics: Authors in Context, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press (first published June 26th 2003)
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Kyriakos Sorokkou
Nov 24, 2015 rated it liked it
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This was not a biography of Charles Dickens as many readers believe. It is an examination of his work in relation to his own time(s) and to our (present) day. It explores different kinds of contexts: politics, religion, society, London and class, science and technology and the literary context. It explores adaptations of Dickens' novels into Fine Art (paintings, sculptures etc), the stage, major films, and television series. Chapter 1 which is the longest and most interesting to me is about Dick ...more
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Oct 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Encyclopedic in nature, has something about everything, but not enough of anything. Good for a general overview.
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