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The Resource The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self, Vincent Newey

The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self, Vincent Newey

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The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self
Title
The scriptures of Charles Dickens
Title remainder
novels of ideology, novels of the self
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Newey
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study focuses on Dickens's response to questions of identity, conduct, and social organization that emerged in an era of major cultural unsettlement and change, not least with the decline of religious certainty and the rise of materialism. An analysis of A Christmas Carol as a paradigm of his concerns and strategies in these fields is followed by close readings of novels from different stages of his career, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend. These, and other works by Dickens, are seen to reflect ideologies currently at work in his society but also, more importantly, to participate in the construction of needful value systems and codes for regulating behaviour. Liberal humanism and middle-class hegemony feature largely in this process of culture formation, where Dickens played a crucial role in formulating and promulgating such salient guiding principles as those of sympathy, marriage and the family, economic responsibility, and hierarchy within and between groups."--BOOK JACKET
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DLC
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Newey, Vincent
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
The Nineteenth century series
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  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Ideology in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Self in literature
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
Label
The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self, Vincent Newey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-307) 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
  • List of Illustrations
  • Nineteenth Century Series General Editors' Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Christmas Carol: Snatched?.
  • p. 17
  • 3.
  • Oliver Twist: Hegemony and the Transgressive Imagination.
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • David Copperfield: Selving and Social Modelling.
  • p. 109
  • 5.
  • Great Expectations: Pip Pirrip's Gospel for Modern Man.
  • p. 175
  • 6.
  • Our Mutual Friend: Retrospective and Reform.
  • p. 235
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 295
  • Index.
  • p. 309
Control code
l82002043957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 p.
Isbn
9781859284346
Lccn
2002043957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self, Vincent Newey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [295]-307) 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
  • List of Illustrations
  • Nineteenth Century Series General Editors' Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Christmas Carol: Snatched?.
  • p. 17
  • 3.
  • Oliver Twist: Hegemony and the Transgressive Imagination.
  • p. 61
  • 4.
  • David Copperfield: Selving and Social Modelling.
  • p. 109
  • 5.
  • Great Expectations: Pip Pirrip's Gospel for Modern Man.
  • p. 175
  • 6.
  • Our Mutual Friend: Retrospective and Reform.
  • p. 235
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 295
  • Index.
  • p. 309
Control code
l82002043957
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 p.
Isbn
9781859284346
Lccn
2002043957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.

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