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The Resource The amusements of the people and other papers : reports, essays and reviews, 1834-51, [Charles Dickens] ; edited by Michael Slater

The amusements of the people and other papers : reports, essays and reviews, 1834-51, [Charles Dickens] ; edited by Michael Slater

Label
The amusements of the people and other papers : reports, essays and reviews, 1834-51
Title
The amusements of the people and other papers
Title remainder
reports, essays and reviews, 1834-51
Statement of responsibility
[Charles Dickens] ; edited by Michael Slater
Title variation
Dickens' journalism
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This new volume of the first-ever annotated edition of Dickens' journalism begins with examples of his work (never before collected) as a young reporter for the great Liberal paper The Morning Chronicle - reports of grand public ceremonials and rowdy elections as well as highly entertaining theatre reviews, all marked by touches of what we now think of as quintessentially Dickensian humor." "Between 1837 and 1849 Dickens wrote, alongside his hugely successful novels, many articles and reviews. They were published anonymously in the famous Radical weekly The Examiner, and a generous selection of them is presented here. Whether the subject be a botched attempt to put an end to the West African slave trade, crime statistics, ghosts, panoramas, the horrors of a parish baby-farm, or outdated royal ceremonial, Dickens writes here with all the linguistic verve and passionate energy characteristic of his great novels." "This is equally true of the pieces he began writing on a weekly basis for his own journal Household Words from 1850 onwards. This volume covers the first eighteen months of the paper's existence; we find Dickens celebrating such things as cheap theatres and the new detective police, satirising the follies and ineptitude of politicians, campaigning for workhouse reform and for more humane treatment of animals driven to slaughter, lambasting Pre-Raphaelite painting, and generally keeping a finger of genius on the pulse of what he called "the moving age". For the Dickens reader there are innumerable fascinating links to be made between all this remarkable journalism and the great novels; while for all those more widely interested in the social and cultural history of early Victorian England this volume offers truly a wealth of material."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1812-1870
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dickens, Charles
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4572.A83
LC item number
S58 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Slater, Michael
Series statement
The Dent uniform edition of Dickens' journalism
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English essays
  • Popular culture
  • England
Label
The amusements of the people and other papers : reports, essays and reviews, 1834-51, [Charles Dickens] ; edited by Michael Slater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ocm34973572
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 408 p.
Isbn
9780814207246
Lccn
96024142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The amusements of the people and other papers : reports, essays and reviews, 1834-51, [Charles Dickens] ; edited by Michael Slater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
ocm34973572
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 408 p.
Isbn
9780814207246
Lccn
96024142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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