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Title Dickens's secular gospel : work, gender, and personality / Chris Louttit.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 167 pages)
Series Studies in major literary authors
Studies in major literary authors (Unnumbered)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-162) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Political and social views.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Work in literature.
Working class in literature.
Work -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Work -- Psychological aspects.
Work -- Public opinion.
Public opinion -- Great Britain.
Great Britain.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents Introduction: Dickens, work, and the Victorians -- Work and the shaping of personality -- Gendering the laboring body -- Dickens and the professions -- Dickens and domestic management -- Dickens's idle men -- Epilogue: Occupation, disguise, and personality in Dickens's late novels.
Summary The first full-length study on the subject of Dickens and work, this book argues that, rather than engaging with work as an abstract, quasi-religious and entirely benign value, Dickens's writings demonstrate the varied ways in which it shapes gender identity and personality.
Other Title Print version: Louttit, Chris, 1978- Dickens's secular gospel. New York : Routledge, 2009