Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2003

224 Pages | 14 Illustrations, black & white

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719055638

Bookseller Code (06)


Dickens and the dream of cinema

Dickens and the Dream of Cinema

Grahame Smith

Published by Manchester University Press

  • An original blending of literary and film studies which seeks to dissolve barriers between the two disciplines
  • Offers a new reading of Dickens from the perspective of film, technology and visuality
  • Proposes a new reading of the emergence of film in the light of social and industrial transformations
  • Suggests that Dickens was one of the forces which contributed to the appearance of film towards the end of the nineteenth century