Dickens and Popular Entertainment is the first extended study of this vital aspect of Dicken's life and work. Ranging widely through showmen's memoirs, playbills, advertisements, journals, drawings and imaginative literature, Paul Schlicke explores the ways in which Dickens channelled his love of entertainment into incomparable artistry. Circus, fair, theatre and street performances provided the novelist with subject matter and with the sources of imaginative stimulus essential to his art. Splendidly illustrated with nineteenth-century engravings, many reprinted here for the first time, this study offers a challenging reassessment of Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop and Hard Times. It shows the important place entertainment held in Dicken's journalism and presents an illuminating perspective on the public readings which dominated the last twelve years of his life.
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Paul Schlicke, lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen, brings a lifetime's love of Dickens and many years of research to this book. Its importance will be evident not only to students of literature but to anyone interested in the dynamic social transformation of nineteenth-century England and in the history of popular culture.
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Book Description UNWIN HYMAN, 1985. Encuadernacion original. Book Condition: NUEVO / NEW. 1ª edicion. xiv + 288 paginas. Bookseller Inventory # 346
Book Description Unwin Hyman. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0048000388 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0010719
Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0048000388
Book Description Unwin Hyman, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110048000388