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The Romantic Legacy of Charles Dickens von Cook, Peter (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 10.10.2018
  • Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
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The Romantic Legacy of Charles Dickens

This book explores the relationship between Dickens and canonical Romantic authors: Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Percy and Mary Shelley, and Keats. Addressing a significant gap in Dickens studies, four topics are identified: Childhood, Time, Progress, and Outsiders, which together constitute the main aspects of Dickens's debt to the Romantics. Through close readings of key Romantic texts, and eight of Dickens's novels, Peter Cook investigates how Dickens utilizes Romantic tropes to express his responses to the exponential growth of post-revolutionary industrial, technological culture and its effects on personal life and relationships. In this close study of Dickensian Romanticism, Cook demonstrates the enduring relevance of Dickens and the Romantics to contemporary culture. Peter Cook is Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. His publications cover a wide range of interests, from the Romantics to Ted Hughes.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Seitenzahl: 276
    Erscheinungsdatum: 10.10.2018
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9783319967912
    Verlag: Palgrave Macmillan
    Größe: 3184 kBytes
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