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Published: 28 April 2019

152 Pages | 8 black and white images

6.9 x 4.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198714996

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Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction

Jenny Hartley

Very Short Introductions

  • Covers the life and work of Charles Dickens, with examples taken from all his major works and writing
  • Considers the key themes in Dickens's novels, and the way in which he used his writing to critique the great dehumanising structures, ideologies, and bureaucracies of nineteenth-century Britain
  • Examines the potent and multiple after-lives of Dickens's novels, and their ongoing impact today
  • Explores Dickens's own career and life, and the influence this had on his writing
  • Discusses Dickens's treatment by critics through the ages
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series--millions of copies sold worldwide