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The night side of Dickens : cannibalism, passion, necessity, Harry Stone

Label
The night side of Dickens : cannibalism, passion, necessity
Title
The night side of Dickens
Title remainder
cannibalism, passion, necessity
Statement of responsibility
Harry Stone
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Night Side of Dickens looks beyond the public image of Charles Dickens and his works to examine the startling dark side of the novelist's creative powers, the side where images of cannibalism, unbridled passion, and inexorable fate resided. Harry Stone, one of the preeminent Dickens scholars of our generation, has studied the entire Dickens oeuvre, including the previously unattributed story "The Bride's Chamber, " a work that provides important new insights into Dickens' emotional life and creative energies
  • By concentrating on the origins and then tracing the astonishing development of three crucial but largely unexamined areas of Dickens' life and art - his obsession with cannibalism, his latter-day experience of and depictions of passion, and his increasing attention to necessity, to behavior that is predetermined and inexorable - Stone offers us an enlarged and deeper appreciation of Dickens' protean art. Employing biographical, psychological, sociological, historical, linguistic, structural, textual, and archetypal techniques, The Night Side of Dickens ranges through the entire Dickens canon, including newly discovered and newly authenticated writings and important unpublished materials. Stone also examines the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literary, journalistic, graphic, medical, ethnographic, and other, often exotic, sources that helped shape the way Dickens saw and re-created everyday life
  • In the course of this wide-ranging odyssey through Dickens' mind and world, Stone presents the reader with a new and unconventional appreciation of nineteenth-century life and culture, a panorama teeming with humor, horror, and boundless diversity, all brought to vibrant immediacy in 145 full-page illustrations. A major work of literary scholarship, The Night Side of Dickens offers important insights, not only for Dickens readers and scholars, but for anyone interested in the creative process and in the bright highways and dark byways of nineteenth-century literature and life
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DLC
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1926-
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Stone, Harry
Dewey number
823/.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4588
LC item number
.S76 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in Victorian life and literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Necessity (Philosophy) in literature
  • Light and darkness in literature
  • Cannibalism in literature
  • Emotions in literature
  • Death in literature
Label
The night side of Dickens : cannibalism, passion, necessity, Harry Stone
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780814205471.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-655) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dickens and cannibalism: the unpardonable sin -- Dickens and passion: the tangled web -- Dickens and necessity: the long chain
Control code
ocm26363596
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxx, 726 pages
Isbn
9780814205471
Lccn
92026043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 108061
Label
The night side of Dickens : cannibalism, passion, necessity, Harry Stone
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780814205471.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 635-655) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dickens and cannibalism: the unpardonable sin -- Dickens and passion: the tangled web -- Dickens and necessity: the long chain
Control code
ocm26363596
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxx, 726 pages
Isbn
9780814205471
Lccn
92026043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 108061

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