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Charles Dickens

J. Hillis Miller

Charles Dickens

the world of his novels

by J. Hillis Miller

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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [337]-339) and index.

    StatementJ. Hillis Miller.
    SeriesA Midland Book ;, MB 124
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4588 .M5 1969
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 346 p. ;
    Number of Pages346
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL777734M
    LC Control Number97178980

    Probably the worst thing he could do as his health gave way was to embark on a punishing series of tours giving public readings from his novels. He later wrote that he wondered "how I could have been so easily cast away at such an age". However there is a lot more to Blake than just that series. At the Gradgrind house, Tom and Louisa are discontented by their education, and so does Sissy.

    It was largely during this period that he gained his extraordinary knowledge of London, which he used effectively in his sketches of London life. Sparsit for misleading him. Although he enjoyed the attention at first, he eventually resented the invasion of privacy. He publicly separated from Catherine, humiliating her in the cruellest manner, and, after a form of courtship with Nelly — who did not yield to his importuning immediately — set her up as his mistress in a series of houses on the outskirts of London.

    Gradgrind takes Sissy into his home and gives her a second chance at the school. While Sissy is the device of imagination and fantasy in the novel, she also serves as the voice of reason. The story follows Ebenezer Scrooge, a spiteful old man lacking in Christmas spirit, as he is visited by four ghosts— the ghost of his former business partner and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come— who guide Scrooge through remembrances of years gone by and help him to become more kindhearted and to join in the positive spirit of Christmas. The novel was extremely well-received in both England and America.


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Charles Dickens book

He began a friendship with William Harrison Ainsworththe author of the highwayman novel Rookwoodwhose bachelor salon in Harrow Road had become the meeting place for a set that included Daniel MacliseBenjamin DisraeliEdward Bulwer-Lyttonand George Cruikshank.

In later life, the northern edge of Hyde Park was about as far west as he would venture and once, when he rented a house on the south side of the park in Knightsbridge, he felt decidedly uncomfortable.

After Louisa and Mr. A well-dressed gentleman asks for directions to Bounderby's house, as Gradgrind has sent him from London with a letter of introduction.

He rented rooms at Furnival's Inn and worked as a political journalist, reporting on Parliamentary debates, and he travelled across Britain to cover election campaigns for the Morning Chronicle.

He was the author of over two dozen books, many of which are considered masterpieces of English literature.

Charles Dickens (1812

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But this controversy died out when he made his second visit to the US in He takes up a job in Bounderby's bank, and later tries to arrest Tom. He also based the story on several previous rail accidentssuch as the Clayton Tunnel rail crash of Spenlow dies in a carriage accident that night, and Dora goes to live with her two aunts.

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Bounderby's housekeeper, Mrs. Before rescuers arrived, Dickens tended and comforted the wounded and the dying with a flask of brandy and a hat refreshed with water, and saved some lives.

At the Gradgrind house, Tom and Louisa are discontented by their education, and so does Sissy.

Charles Dickens

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