Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

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This is the first major study of Dickens's villains. They embody, John argues, the crucial fusion between the "deviant" and "theatrical" aspects of his writing. Though there have been many studies of both the macabre and the dramatic Dickens, this book sets up a dialogue between these two main strands and suggests a new way understanding the cultural and political implications of his melodramatic aesthetics.

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Juliet John is a Lecturer in English at University of Liverpool.

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"[A] shrewd investigation.... [John has] capacity to see the point of Dickens's anti-intellectualism without for a moment compromising her own scholarly rigour."--Times Literary Supplement


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