The Melancholy Man

The Melancholy Man

A Study of Dickens's Novels

by John Lucas

Hardback Publication Date: 18/07/2016

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First published in 1980, this book surveys Dickens' growing power to drive deep into the causes of his contemporary conditions. It reveals the importance of nature to Dickens as a rich metaphor of human freedom and potentiality, and emphasises his concern with time and the problems of freedom. The author considers the peculiarity of Dickens being unanimously acclaimed as a great writer considering the difficulty in placing him definitively within the literary tradition. The author argues Dickens was an isolated figure, indifferent to changing fashions and with a strong sense of the dignity of human nature and that this formed the basis of his character and writings.
ISBN:
9781138675551
9781138675551
Category:
Literary studies: fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
18-07-2016
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
392
Dimensions (mm):
235x159mm
Weight:
0.89kg

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