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  • The City in Literature: An Intellectual and Cultural History
    The City in Literature: An Int...
    This sweeping literary encounter with the Western idea of thecity moves from t... This sweeping literary encounter with the Western idea of thecity moves from the early novel in England to the apocalypticcityscapes of Thomas Pynchon. Along the way, Richard Lehan gathersa rich entourage that includes Daniel Defoe, Charles Dickens,... more
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  • Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them
    Life and Work: Writers, Reader...
    In this brilliant collection, a renowned critic vividly depictsthe dynamic rel... In this brilliant collection, a renowned critic vividly depictsthe dynamic relationships between authors, their work, and theirreaders Acclaimed novelist and critic Tim Parks has long beenfascinated by the complicated relationship between an author's... more
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  • Aspects of the Novel
    Aspects of the Novel
    Full of Forster's renowned wit and perceptiveness, ASPECTS OFTHE NOVEL offers ... Full of Forster's renowned wit and perceptiveness, ASPECTS OFTHE NOVEL offers a rare insight into the art of fiction from one ofour greatest novelists.Forster pares down the novel to itsessential elements as he sees them: story, people, plot,... more
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  • That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written
    That Glimpse of Truth: The 100...
    Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable ofalmost anythin... Profound, lyrical, shocking, wise: the short story is capable ofalmost anything. This collection of 100 of the finest stories everwritten ranges from the essential to the unexpected, thetraditional to the surreal. Wide in scope, both beautiful and... more
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  • Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London
    Nightwalking: A Nocturnal Hist...
    Throughout its history, London has been two places: the daytimecity of busines... Throughout its history, London has been two places: the daytimecity of business and work the nighttime palace of dark desires,crime, and vagrancy. This place has attracted writers, lawyers,poets, and politicians who have all attempted to chart and... more
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  • Literature and Science in the Nineteenth Century An Anthology (Oxford World's Classics)
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    'It has been said by its opponents that science divorces itselffrom literature... 'It has been said by its opponents that science divorces itselffrom literature; but the statement, like so many others, arisesfrom lack of knowledge.' John Tyndall, 1874 Although we are used tothinking of science and the humanities as separate... more
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  • The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dickens: A Modern Guide to Britain's Most Famous Novelist (Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companions)
    The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchai...
    Charles Dickens belongs to an exclusive literary club: he wasimmensely popular... Charles Dickens belongs to an exclusive literary club: he wasimmensely popular when he was alive, and his work has never fallenout of fashion. His books have been in print for over 140 years,and are widely read and admired every day, the world over.... more
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  • The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dickens: A Modern Guide to Britain's Most Famous Novelist (Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companions)
    The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchai...
    Charles Dickens belongs to an exclusive literary club: he wasimmensely popular... Charles Dickens belongs to an exclusive literary club: he wasimmensely popular when he was alive, and his work has never fallenout of fashion. His books have been in print for over 140 years,and are widely read and admired every day, the world over.... more
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  • Charles Dickens (Rereading literature)
    Charles Dickens (Rereading lit...
    Puts into practice four different kinds of theoretical readingsof Dickens' wor... Puts into practice four different kinds of theoretical readingsof Dickens' work: structuralist, deconstructive, psychoanalytic andMarxist. more
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  • Drood
    Drood
    Sealed for 125 years, a secret manuscript by Charles Dickens'friend and some-t... Sealed for 125 years, a secret manuscript by Charles Dickens'friend and some-time collaborator Wilkie Collins, reveals the darksecret that obsessed both men - a secret that not only ended theirlong friendship, but also brought each writer to the very... more
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  • The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (Oxford Books of Prose)
    The Oxford Book of Modern Fair...
    This marvellous collection of fairy tales, some moral, somesatirical, some biz... This marvellous collection of fairy tales, some moral, somesatirical, some bizarre, reflects the popularity and scope of thisenduring and versatile genre. With tales written by figures asdiverse as Charles Dickens and Ursula Le Guin, this anthology... more
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  • Nicholas Nickleby (Penguin English Library)
    Nicholas Nickleby (Penguin Eng...
    This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "NicholasNickleby" by Charles... This is the "Penguin English Library Edition" of "NicholasNickleby" by Charles Dickens. '"I may grow rich!" repeatedNicholas, with a mournful smile, "ay, and I may grow old. But richor poor, or old or young, we shall ever be the same to each other,and... more
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  • Writing in Society (Verso Modern Classics)
    Writing in Society (Verso Mode...
    Raymond Williams's work was always concerned with the relationbetween culture ... Raymond Williams's work was always concerned with the relationbetween culture and society. This book focuses on specific textsand authors, exploring the historical and cultural sources of theirparticular forms of writing. In it, Williams examines... more
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  • Dickens and the Popular Radical Imagination (Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture)
    Dickens and the Popular Radica...
    The relationship between the work of Charles Dickens and popularliterature has... The relationship between the work of Charles Dickens and popularliterature has often been noted, but the extent to which hisfiction and journalism were rooted in, and continued to respond to,the popular radical culture of his time had so far been... more
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  • Charles Dickens and Southwark
    Charles Dickens and Southwark
    Charles Dickens and Southwark by Prettejohns, Graham,1994-12-31 Charles Dickens and Southwark by Prettejohns, Graham,1994-12-31 more
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  • Writing in Society (Verso Modern Classics)
    Writing in Society (Verso Mode...
    Raymond Williams's work was always concerned with the relationbetween culture ... Raymond Williams's work was always concerned with the relationbetween culture and society. This book focuses on specific textsand authors, exploring the historical and cultural sources of theirparticular forms of writing. In it, Williams examines... more
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  • A Child of All Nations (Buru Quartet)
    A Child of All Nations (Buru Q...
    Pramoedya Ananta Toer has been compared to John Steinbeck (TheWashington Post)... Pramoedya Ananta Toer has been compared to John Steinbeck (TheWashington Post), Nadine Gordimer (The Nation), and Charles Dickens(Publishers Weekly). He shares with Naguib Mahfouz the ability to"achieve what few writers today are able to accomplish:... more
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  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens by Johnson, Edgar, 1979-03-29 Charles Dickens by Johnson, Edgar, 1979-03-29 more
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  • Charles Dickens's Great Expectations (The Connell Guide To .)
    Charles Dickens's Great Expect...
    Great Expectations is one of the best-selling Victorian novelsof our time. No ... Great Expectations is one of the best-selling Victorian novelsof our time. No Dickens work, with the exception of A ChristmasCarol, has been adapted more for both film and television. It hasbeen as popular with critics as it has with the public. In... more
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  • The Oxford Dictionary of Allusions (Oxford Paperback Reference)
    The Oxford Dictionary of Allus...
    Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language,drawing on our co... Allusions form a colourful extension to the English language,drawing on our collective knowledge of literature, mythology, andthe Bible to give us a literary shorthand for describing people,places, and events. So a miser is a Scrooge, a strong man is... more
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