Reprinting the 1850 original, this work also includes excerpts from Dickens' letters tracing the genesis of the novel. The criticism section includes 12 essays by authors including John Forster, Matthew Arnold, J.Hillis Miller, Gwendolyn B.Needham and Garrett Stewart.
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|Library of Congress
||England, Boys, Bildungsromans, Autobiographical fiction, Young men
||Anthologies, Essays, Letters & Miscellaneous
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Reprinting the original 1850 text, this work also includes Dickens' plans for serialization in All the Year Round . It includes excerpts from Dickens' letters which should lead to an understanding of the genesis of the novel, as well as Phiz's line drawings. The background section includes an autobigraphical fragment and Dicken's preface to the 1869 edition of the novel. Comprising the criticism section are 12 essays by writers including John Forster, Matthew Arnold, J.Hillis Miller, Gwendolyn B.Needham and Garrett Stewart.
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Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
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Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers of all time. His many works include the classics The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers and many more. Jerome H. Buckley is Gurney Professor Emeritus of English Literature at Harvard University, where he began teaching in 1961. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is the author of many books, among them The Victorian Temper, Tennyson: The Growth of a Poet, The Triumph of Time, and The Turning Key: Autobiography and the Subjective Impulse. He is the editor of the Riverside Edition of The Poems of Tennyson and Harvard's The Worlds of Victorian Fiction, among other texts.