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Title Dickens's style / edited by Daniel Tyler.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 284 pages)
Series Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 86
Cambridge studies in nineteenth-century literature and culture ; 86.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Literary style.
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Dickens, Charles 1812-1870
English language -- 19th century -- Style.
Contents Introduction / Daniel Tyler -- Dickens by the clock / Matthew Bevis -- Dicken's rhythms / Robert Douglas-Fairhurst -- Spectres of style / Daniel Tyler -- Dickens and the form of the historical present / Clare Pettitt -- 'Gigantic domesticity': the exaggeration of Charles Dickens / Freya Johnston -- Style and the making of character in Dickens / Philip Horne -- Snarling Charles: a Saxon style of restraint / Rebekah Scott -- Compound interest: Dicken's figurative style / Jennifer Gribble -- Reading the book of himself: The Uncommercial traveller and 'Dickensian' style / Bharat Tandon -- Lived death: Dicken's rogue glyphs / Garrett Stewart -- Dispensing with style / Helen Small.
Summary Charles Dickens, generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian age, was known as 'The Inimitable', not least for his distinctive style of writing. This collection of twelve essays addresses the essential but often overlooked subject of Dickens's style, with each essay discussing a particular feature of his writing. All the essays consider Dickens's style conceptually, and they read it closely, demonstrating the ways it works on particular occasions. They show that style is not simply an aesthetic quality isolated from the deepest meanings of Dickens's fiction, but that it is inextricably involved with all kinds of historical, political and ideological concerns. Written in a lively and accessible manner by leading Dickens scholars, the collection ranges across all Dickens's writing, including the novels, journalism and letters.-- Provided by publisher.
"Anyone seriously interested in Dickens, especially anyone who cares about his language, will welcome the publication of Dickens's Style. The thirteen essays collected here bring a fresh and consistently illuminating perspective to bear on an aspect of Dickens that has largely been neglected or undervalued in most recent studies of his work ... Dickens's Style marks a valuable return to consideration of Dickens's language. As such, it is a useful reminder both of what makes Dickens distinctive and of how close reading at its best remains fundamental to an understanding of his work."-- Provided by Dickens Quarterly
Other Author Tyler, Daniel, 1981- editor.
Other Title Print version: Dickens's style. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013 9781107028432