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Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

Nationality: British
Periods: British: 19th Century

journalist, novelist, wrote about poverty in England

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Criticism about Charles Dickens

Characterization in Dickens
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/charov.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: Criticism, Commentary
From: Victorian Web
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Charles Dickens -- Literary Relations
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/ge/litrel.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: Criticism, Commentary
From: Victorian Web
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Charles Dickens -- Social and Political Contexts
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/societyov.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
From: Victorian Web
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Charles Dickens: A Critical Study
http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/GG-CD.html
"Dickens is an author by whom Gissing had been deeply influenced."
Contains: Criticism
Author: George Gissing
From: London: Blackie, 1898
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The City of Dickens
http://books.iuniverse.com/viewbooks.asp?isbn=1583482237
"The worship of hearth and home that culminates in the nineteenth century, and which survives in our own lives, is not fully explicable without the pressures that the modern city has brought to bear upon it. Alexander Welsh treats The City of Dickens both as a historical reality and as a metaphor that provides a context for values and purposes expressed by the English novel."
Contains: Criticism
Author: Welsh, Alexander
From: iUniverse Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1971.
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Dickens
http://www.bartleby.com/223/index.html#10
This lengthy analysis of the author's life and work includes sections on "Early life ", "Oliver Twist ", "Nicholas Nickleby ", "David Copperfield ", "A Tale of Two Cities ", and "Great Expectations ."
Contains: Extensive Bio, Criticism, Bibliography
Author: George Saintsbury
From: The Cambridge History of English and American Literature Volume XIII: English, The Victorian Age, Part One, The Nineteenth Century, II
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Dickens and the Rhetoric of Laughter
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/kincaid2/contents.htm...
Book-length critical work that explores the use of laughter in the fiction of Dickens.
Contains: Criticism
Author: James R. Kincaid
From: The Victorian Web Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971
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The Immortal Dickens
http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/GG-Dickens.html
Contains: Criticism
Author: George Gissing
From: 1925
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19th Century Gallery
http://members.cruzio.com/~varese/dickens/gallery.html
A compilation of comments by Dickens' contemporaries, as well as some by 20th century authors. Includes comments by: Alcott, Chesterton, George Eliot, Emerson, Hardy, Henry James, Longfellow, Shaw, Thackeray, Tolstoy, Twain, Queen Victoria (among others).
Contains: Criticism, Commentary, Pictures
Author: Philadelphia Branch of the Dickens Fellowship
Keywords: contemporary criticism
 
Themes in Charles Dickens's Writings
http://www.victorianweb.org/authors/dickens/themeov.html
This site from Victorian web contains a number of well-written undergraduate student essays under the direction of Professor George Landow.
Contains: Commentary, Criticism
From: Victorian Web
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Vanishing Points: Dickens, Narrative, & the Subject of Omniscience
http://www-ucpress.berkeley.edu:3030/dynaweb/public/books/literat...
"In traditional narrative theory, the term "omniscience" refers to a narrator's absolute knowledge and authority. Narrative theory provides no social, historical, or psychological context for omniscience, nor does it attempt to explain the predominance of omniscient narration in nineteenth-century British fiction. Audrey Jaffe uses Dickens's novels and sketches to redefine narrative omniscience as a problematic that has implications for the construction of Victorian subjectivity, giving us new insights into Dickens and into other fiction as well. Jaffe demonstrates that omniscience is the effect of a series of oppositions--between narrator and character, knowledge and its absence, sympathy and irony, privacy and publicity. Showing how these oppositions participate in and enforce Victorian ideas about family, the subject, and private life, this study illuminates connections between ideology and narrative form."
Contains: Criticism
Author: Jaffe, Audrey
From: The University of California Press: 1991
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Biographical sites about Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens Gad's Hill Place
http://www.perryweb.com/Dickens/index.html
A well-designed site which presents information on Dickens' life and works, a searchable quote archive, and links to related sites, including some online texts.
Contains: Webliography, Works List, Works Available, Extensive Bio, Pictures
Author: Marsha Perry
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David Perdue's Charles Dickens Page
http://www.fidnet.com/~dap1955/dickens/
This site contains bibliographies, timelines, some plot summaries and details of Dickens' London. It also contains information on Dickens' travels in America and his influence on the celebration of Christmas.
Contains: Timeline, Pictures, Bibliography, Webliography, Works List, Commentary
Author: David Perdue
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Other sites about Charles Dickens

The Dickens' Society
http://lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/~matsuoka/CD-Society.html
Includes an index to the print publication, The DIckens Quarterly.
Contains: Bibliography
Author: The Dickens' Society
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