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By David Paroissien

A spouse to Charles Dickens concentrates at the ancient, ideological, and social forces that outlined Dickens’s global.

  • Puts Dickens’s paintings into its literary, historic, and social contexts
  • Traces the advance of Dickens’s profession as a journalist and novelist
  • Includes unique essays by way of best Dickensian students on each one of Dickens’s fifteen novels
  • Explores a large diversity of themes, together with criticisms of his novels, using background and legislation in his fiction, language, and the influence of political and social reform
  • Examines Dickens's legacy and surveys the mass of secondary fabrics that has been generated in reaction and reverence to his writing

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Dever, Carolyn (2006). Psychoanalyzing Dickens. In John Bowen and Robert L. ), Charles Dickens Studies (pp. 216–33). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. Hibbert, Christopher (1967). The Making of Charles Dickens. London: Chatto and Windus. Ingham, Patricia (1992). Dickens, Women and Language. New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf. Marcus, Stephen (1965). Dickens: From Pickwick to Dombey. London: Chatto and Windus. Musselwhite, David E. (1987). Partings Welded Together: Politics and Desire in the Nineteenthcentury English Novel.

I can describe in his own words. With such assistance, Forster sets out to piece together extracts from the novel and the autobiographical fragment as equivalent source documents for Dickens’s Life, keeping in view both historical fact and biographical interpretation, besides demonstrating even here Dickens’s powers as a writer: What had already been sent to me, however, and proof-sheets of the novel interlined at the time, enable me now to separate the fact from the fiction; and to supply to the story of the author’s childhood those passages, omitted from the book, which, apart from their illustration of the growth of his character, present to us a picture of tragical suffering, The Autobiographical Fragment 19 and of tender as well as humorous fancy, unsurpassed in even the wonders of his published writings.

Figures of motherliness people the fragment in reproach. Fathers are relatively indulged. Yet the author who “never afterwards forgot . . never shall . . ” Critical response to the autobiographical fragment has registered Dickens’s proclamation and protest to different degrees, and plotted the importance of the autobiographical fragment to his work accordingly, swerving between the psychoanalysis of traumatic return and the celebration of triumph in its endless productivity. Freud cuts a figure through this criticism, but the procedure may be simplified by the recognition that Freud was a reader of Dickens.

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