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Title: Dickens's Style (Cambridge Studies in ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Soft cover
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Charles Dickens, generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian age, was known as 'The Inimitable', not least for his distinctive style of writing. This collection of twelve essays addresses the essential but often overlooked subject of Dickens's style, with each essay discussing a particular feature of his writing. All the essays consider Dickens's style conceptually, and they read it closely, demonstrating the ways it works on particular occasions. They show that style is not simply an aesthetic quality isolated from the deepest meanings of Dickens's fiction, but that it is inextricably involved with all kinds of historical, political and ideological concerns. Written in a lively and accessible manner by leading Dickens scholars, the collection ranges across all Dickens's writing, including the novels, journalism and letters.Book Description:
Charles Dickens was known as 'The Great Inimitable', not least for his very distinctive way of writing. This collection of essays by leading scholars explores the variety, range, and technical skill of his style, and shows how some of his major effects were achieved.
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