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The Resource The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self, Vincent Newey

The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self, Vincent Newey

Label
The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self
Title
The scriptures of Charles Dickens
Title remainder
novels of ideology, novels of the self
Statement of responsibility
Vincent Newey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This study focuses on Dickens's response to questions of identity, conduct, and social organization that emerged in an era of major cultural unsettlement and change, not least with the decline of religious certainty and the rise of materialism. An analysis of A Christmas Carol as a paradigm of his concerns and strategies in these fields is followed by close readings of novels from different stages of his career, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations and Our Mutual Friend. These, and other works by Dickens, are seen to reflect ideologies currently at work in his society but also, more importantly, to participate in the construction of needful value systems and codes for regulating behaviour. Liberal humanism and middle-class hegemony feature largely in this process of culture formation, where Dickens played a crucial role in formulating and promulgating such salient guiding principles as those of sympathy, marriage and the family, economic responsibility, and hierarchy within and between groups."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Newey, Vincent
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4588
LC item number
.N395 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The nineteenth century
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Social problems in literature
  • Ideology in literature
  • Religion in literature
  • Self in literature
Label
The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self, Vincent Newey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-307) 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
Introduction -- A Christmas carol : snatched? -- Oliver Twist : hegemony and the transgressive imagination -- David Copperfield : selving and social modelling -- Great expectations : Pip Pirrip's gospel for modern man -- Our mutual friend : retrospective and reform
Control code
ocm51305689
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Isbn
9781859284346
Lccn
2002043957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51305689
  • (OCoLC)51305689
Label
The scriptures of Charles Dickens : novels of ideology, novels of the self, Vincent Newey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-307) 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
Introduction -- A Christmas carol : snatched? -- Oliver Twist : hegemony and the transgressive imagination -- David Copperfield : selving and social modelling -- Great expectations : Pip Pirrip's gospel for modern man -- Our mutual friend : retrospective and reform
Control code
ocm51305689
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 315 pages
Isbn
9781859284346
Lccn
2002043957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51305689
  • (OCoLC)51305689

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