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Dickens's villains : melodrama, character, popular culture, Juliet John

Label
Dickens's villains : melodrama, character, popular culture
Title
Dickens's villains
Title remainder
melodrama, character, popular culture
Statement of responsibility
Juliet John
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first major study of Dickens's villains. They embody, John argues, the crucial fusion between the "deviant" and "theatrical" aspects of his writing. Though there have been many studies of both the macabre and the dramatic Dickens, this book sets up a dialogue between these two main strands and suggests a new way understanding the cultural and political implications of his melodramatic aesthetics."--Publisher description
Cataloging source
BDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
John, Juliet
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Dickens, Charles
Label
Dickens's villains : melodrama, character, popular culture, Juliet John
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2001
  • Includes bibliography and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-252) 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
Introduction -- Part I : Melodrama, villainy, acting. -- 1. Intellectual incorrectness : melodrama, populism, cultural hierarchies -- 2. The villains of stage melodrama : romanticism and the politics of character -- 3. Acting and ambivalence : periodical passions -- Part II : Dickens's novels. -- 4. Melodramatic poetics and the Gothic villain: interiority, deviance, emotion -- 5. Twisting the Newgate tale : popular culture, pleasure and the politics of genre -- 6. Dickens and dandyism : masking interiority -- 7. Byronic baddies, melodramatic anxieties -- 8. Sincerely deviant women -- Afterword
Control code
UKBPGBA2U3909-B
Dimensions
22cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 p.
Isbn
9780199261376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dickens's villains : melodrama, character, popular culture, Juliet John
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2001
  • Includes bibliography and index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-252) 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
Introduction -- Part I : Melodrama, villainy, acting. -- 1. Intellectual incorrectness : melodrama, populism, cultural hierarchies -- 2. The villains of stage melodrama : romanticism and the politics of character -- 3. Acting and ambivalence : periodical passions -- Part II : Dickens's novels. -- 4. Melodramatic poetics and the Gothic villain: interiority, deviance, emotion -- 5. Twisting the Newgate tale : popular culture, pleasure and the politics of genre -- 6. Dickens and dandyism : masking interiority -- 7. Byronic baddies, melodramatic anxieties -- 8. Sincerely deviant women -- Afterword
Control code
UKBPGBA2U3909-B
Dimensions
22cm.
Extent
xiii, 258 p.
Isbn
9780199261376
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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