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How to Study a Charles Dickens Novel

  • Authors
  • Keith Selby
Textbook

Part of the How to Study Literature book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Keith Selby
    Pages 10-30
  3. Keith Selby
    Pages 31-56
  4. Keith Selby
    Pages 57-79
  5. Keith Selby
    Pages 80-99
  6. Keith Selby
    Pages 100-127
  7. Keith Selby
    Pages 128-137
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 138-141

About this book

Introduction

This book provides a clear method of study which encourages students to construct their own interpretation of any of Dicken's novels. It helps students to identify a novel's major thematic concerns and interests and to argue a case purely from the evidence of the text. But it also moves beyond a straighforwardly thematic analysis to consider how a novel is put together and how it works. This in turn provides students with a way of identifying the distinctiveness of Dickens's fiction and with a way of structuring an intelligent critical response to any of his novels.

Keywords

Charles Dickens fiction novel

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