Dickens’s ‘Young Men’

George Augustus Sala, Edmund Yates and the World of Victorian Journalism

Author: P.D. Edwards

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351944355

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In Dickens's lifetime, and for a generation or so after, Edmund Hodgson Yates and George Augustus Sala were the best known and most successful of his "young men" - the budding writers who acknowledged him as their guide and mentor and whose literary careers the publicity and privately fostered. The book considers their personal and literary relationships with Dickens, with each other, and with other writers of the period, Bohemian and "respectable", including Yates's arch-enemy, his post-office colleague Anthony Trollope. But it also demonstrates that their life and writings - their fiction, private letters and occasional essays in verse and drama, as well as their already recognised contributions to the development of the "new journalism" - are interesting and historically illuminating in their own right, not merely pale reflections of the glory of greater writers. Extensive use is made of previously unpublished material.

Commodity Culture in Dickens's Household Words

The Social Life of Goods

Author: Catherine Waters

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754655787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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From 1850 to 1859, Charles Dickens 'conducted' Household Words, a weekly miscellany intended to instruct and entertain predominantly middle-class readers. He filled the journal with articles about various commodities, many of which raise questions about how far society should go in permitting people to buy and sell goods and services.Although studies of Victorian commodity culture have tended to focus on the novel, scholarly interest in Victorian periodicals and material culture has been prompted by recognition of the major role the press played in disseminating knowledge and information about the proliferating world of goods. At the same time, periodicals like Household Words were themselves commodities that relied on their marketability for survival. This book provides a cultural study of the journal's representation of commodities that records the changing relationship between people and things exposed in the contributors' attempts to come to terms with the development of urban commodity culture at mid-century.

Charles Dickens

The Story of His Life

Author: John Camden-Hotten

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898756324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 116

View: 1317

This is the earliest Dickens biography, published the same year (1870) that he died.

Charles Dickens

The Story of His Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 110

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William Tinsley (1831-1902)

Speculative Publisher : with a Check-list of Books Published by Tinsley Brothers, 1854-1888

Author: N.A

Publisher: Ashgate Pub Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 370

View: 5116

An account of the activities of 19th-century publisher William Tinsley, particularly in relation to his authors and his chosen way of making a living. In considering the library-publishing system that dominated all aspects of fiction in the latter part of the 19th century, when down-payments rather than loyalties were the rewards of novelists, it may be surprising to find how wide were the variations in prices that publishers paid for such work. Differences appeared when individual publishers developed soft spots for particular authors, and in consequence they sometimes made fools of themselves. William Tinsley certainly did so, on several occasions, but was blessed, at least in later life, with the grace of never seriously regretting any of his mistakes.

Dickens and Childhood

Author: Laura Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351944533

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 654

View: 7357

'No words can express the secret agony of my soul'. Dickens's tantalising hint alluding to his time at Warren's Blacking Factory remains a gnomic statement until Forster's biography after Dickens's death. Such a revelation partly explains the dominance of biography in early Dickens criticism; Dickens's own childhood was understood to provide the material for his writing, particularly his representation of the child and childhood. Yet childhood in Dickens continues to generate a significant level of critical interest. This volume of essays traces the shifting importance given to childhood in Dickens criticism. The essays consider a range of subjects such as the Romantic child, the child and the family, and the child as a vehicle for social criticism, as well as current issues such as empire, race and difference, and death. Written by leading researchers and educators, this selection of previously published articles and book chapters is representative of key developments in this field. Given the perennial importance of the child in Dickens this volume is an indispensable reference work for Dickens specialists and aficionados alike.

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

Sketches by Boz

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1616400358

Category: Reference

Page: 514

View: 2233

It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Sketches by Boz, a collection of interconnected short stories first published between 1836 and 1839, with illustrations by famous British caricaturist George Cruikshank. It features some of Dickens's earliest work, and was so popular that the author himself was cheerfully known as "Boz" to his readers for the rest of his working life.

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 161640020X

Category: Reference

Page: 462

View: 7045

It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Part II of Bleak House, Dickens's ninth novel, which was originally serialized in standalone installments between 1852 and 1853. The story of Esther Summerson, an illegitimate child of the aristocracy, and her search for her parentage and her place in the world, it is one of Dickens's finest works, featuring biting commentary on Victorian attitudes toward women as well as toward the English legal system.

Bloom's how to Write about Charles Dickens

Author: Amy S. Watkin

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791098508

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 247

View: 3193

A guide to writing about the fiction of Charles Dickens offers instructions for composing different types of essays and contains literary criticism, analysis, and suggested essay topics.

Charles Dickens

The Critical Heritage

Author: Philip Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113478144X

Category: Reference

Page: 664

View: 6543

The Critical Heritage gathers together a large body of critical sources on major figures in literature. Each volume presents contemporary responses to a writer's work, enabling students and researchers to read for themselves, for example, comments on early performances of Shakespeare's plays, or reactions to the first publication of Jane Austen's novels. The carefully selected sources range from landmark essays in the history of criticism to journalism and contemporary opinion, and little published documentary material such as letters and diaries. Significant pieces of criticism from later periods are also included, in order to demonstrate the fluctuations in an author's reputation. Each volume contains an introduction to the writer's published works, a selected bibliography, and an index of works, authors and subjects. The Collected Critical Heritage set will be available as a set of 68 volumes and the series will also be available in mini sets selected by period (in slipcase boxes) and as individual volumes.

Geister in der Nebelnacht

Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783785571163

Category: Brothers and sisters

Page: 126

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Mit dem Baumhaus gelangen Anne und Philipp ins viktorianische London, wo sie den berühmten Schriftsteller Charles Dickens treffen. Er braucht ihre Hilfe, denn er wird von bösen Geistern gequält ... - 42. Band der Serie. Ab 8.

Counseling Boys and Young Men

Author: Suzanne Degges-White, PhD, LMHC-IN, LPC-NC, NCC,Bonnie Colon, LMHC, NCC, NCSC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826109195

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

View: 1073

"Counseling Boys and Young Men provides a plethora of information and counseling techniques essential to the continued development of young men....The text serves as a noteworthy manual addressing the myriad of issues affecting young males in todayís society."--The Professional Counselor Journal This comprehensive guide to the unique challenges faced by boys and young men encompasses todayís most critical issues and presents effective, evidence-based strategies for treating them. Recognizing the specific needs of diverse young males, this text covers such contemporary issues as bullying and harassment, anger management, online gaming, addiction, pornography, and gang membership. The differences between the developmental issues of males and females are addressed, along with the emotional, intellectual, and physical changes boys experience as they move into adolescence. The difficulties counselors face in their efforts to access emotional expression in boys are discussed along with strategies to overcome these barriers. Each chapter includes a comprehensive case scenario that highlights the presenting issue, how the issue affects functioning, and how effective treatment is best implemented. Additional resources for more in-depth study are also included throughout the book. Key Features: Provides guidance to the unique psychological issues of boys and young men along with innovative, evidence-based treatment strategies Addresses such current topics as bullying/harassment, risk-taking behaviors, pornography addiction, gambling, single-parent families, and more Includes vivid case studies Explores such social issues as gang membership with a focus on helping young males revise their self-image and social networks

Charles Dickens's Great Expectations

A Cultural Life, 1860-2012

Author: Mary Hammond

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 147240551X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

View: 8486

Great Expectations has had a long, active and sometimes surprising life since its first serialized appearance in All the Year Round between 1 December 1860 and 3 August 1861. In this new publishing and reception history, Mary Hammond demonstrates that while Dickens’s thirteenth novel can tell us a great deal about the dynamic mid-Victorian moment into which it was born, its afterlife beyond the nineteenth-century Anglophone world reveals the full extent of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and using newly discovered archival material, Hammond covers the formative history of Great Expectations' early years, analyses the extent and significance of its global reach, and explores the ways in which it has functioned as literature and stage, TV, film and radio drama from its first appearance to the latest film version of 2012. Appendices include contemporary reviews and comprehensive bibliographies of adaptations and translations. The book is a rich resource for scholars and students of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

Dickens's London

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748656057

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 850

This phenomenological exploration of the streets of Dickens's London opens up new perspectives on the city and the writer.

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Ernst Klett Sprachen

ISBN: 9783125363502

Category:

Page: 109

View: 8731