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Published: 20 May 2020

336 Pages


ISBN: 9780198859116

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Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction

The Lodger World

Ushashi Dasgupta

Oxford English Monographs

  • Situates Charles Dickens within unusual historical and literary contexts to offer fresh perspectives on his work
  • Features close readings of critically neglected passages and minor characters in Dickens's fiction, and discusses Dickens's self-conscious reflections on the nature of authorship and narrative
  • Demonstrates the significance and ubiquity of a certain kind of space in the nineteenth century: 'rented space', which is constructed through unique types of social, economic, and legal interaction