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Palgrave Macmillan

Charles Dickens: David Copperfield/ Great Expectations

ISBN 9781137283238
Publication Date July 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Analysing Texts

David Copperfield and Great Expectations are among Charles Dickens's most famous novels. In both books, the hero tells the vivid and absorbing tale of his education by life, presents a rich range of characters and scenes, and tackles profound moral, social and psychological themes.

Part I of this essential study:
• provides lucid and penetrating analyses of key passages
• discusses the crucial topics of patriarchy, class, obsession, eccentricity, death, breakdown and recovery
• summarizes the methods of analysis and offers suggestions for further work.

Part II supplies key background material, including:
• an account of Dickens's life and works
• a survey of historical, cultural and literary contexts
• samples of significant criticism.

Also featuring a valuable Further Reading section, this volume provides readers with the critical and analytical skills which will enable them to enjoy and explore both novels for themselves.

Nicolas Tredell is a freelance writer and formerly taught Literature, Film, Drama and Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the series editor of Palgrave Macmillan's Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism series and the author of the Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby/Tender is the Night volume in the Analysing Texts series.

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements
Note on Quotations
Introduction
PART I: ANALYSING 'DAVID COPPERFIELD' AND 'GREAT EXPECTATIONS'
1. Introduction
2. Sons and Patriarchs
3. Ladies and Gentlemen
4. Obsessives and Eccentrics
5. Moments of Truth
6. Dying in Style
7. Breakdown and Recovery
PART II: THE CONTEXT AND THE CRITICS
8. Charles Dickens: Life and Works
9. The Historical, Cultural and Literary Context
10. A Sample of Critical Views
11. Further Reading
Index

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