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: ac provides lucid and penetrating analyses of key passages ac discusses the crucial topics of patriarchy, class, obsession, eccentricity, death, breakdown and recovery ac summarizes the methods of analysis and offers suggestions for further work. Part II supplies key background material, including: ac an account of Dickens's life and works ac a survey of historical, cultural and literary contexts ac 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.... children from working in mines and attacking the Marquess of Londonderry, a colliery owner who had criticized Ashleya#39;s proposals. ... The 1815 Corn Law was a protectionist measure, passed after a collapse in prices following the end of the anbsp;...
|Title||:||Charles Dickens: David Copperfield/ Great Expectations|
|Publisher||:||Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-07-12|