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Charles Dickens and His Fictional World
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"More than any other British writer other than Shakespeare, Dickens has engaged the popular imagination with his crowded gallery of memorable characters and his detailed rendering of the life of his times. His stories and people are familiar even to those who have never read the novels: Oliver Twist, Scrooge, and Mr. Pickwick are as well known as Hamlet, Romeo, or Falstaff."
David, Paul, Charles Dickens A to Z. New York: Facts on File, Inc. 1998. p. vii.
BOOKS BY DICKENS IN THE HMCPL CATALOG
Following are novels and collections by Charles Dickens in the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library catalog:
Dickens Criticism in the HMCPL Catalog
Following are full-length volumes of criticism of the works of Charles Dickens in the HMCPL catalog:
Dickens and the Broken Scripture by
Call Number: 823.8 LAR
Publication Date: 1985
From the book jacket: '...as Larson demonstrates, Dickens' use of biblical allusion and quotation was as sophisticated and multifaceted as his use of character, narrative, description, and plot. In Dickens' novels, the Bible is not a monolithic source of authority. It is rather a broken book, in need of revitalization and reinterpretation for his time, but also desperately vulnerable to attack from the unruly fictional worlds of the novels and from the tempestuous Victorian society that they reflect.'
Student Companion to Charles Dickens by
Call Number: 823.8 DIC GLA
Publication Date: 1999
From the book jacket: 'Glancy skillfully takes the reader back in time to appreciate the historical settings that inspired works such as 'Oliver Twist,' 'Great Expectations,' and 'A Tale of Two Cities.' ..Glancy's analysis of plot, style, and character development brings these imaginative stories to life for the reader.'