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Dickens S Women

Author : Anne Isba
ISBN : 9781441193278
Genre : Literary Criticism
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On the bicentenary of his birth, this short account of the emotional life of Charles Dickens examines his relationships with some of the women to whom he was closest. They include the mother who failed to recognise his early promise; the young woman who spurned him before he was famous; the wife he cast aside in middle age; the benefactress for whom he managed a house for 'fallen women'; and the actress, less than half his age, with whom he spent his final years. Each woman casts light on a different aspect of Dickens's personality. But they were united by a common theme: whatever they gave him, it was rarely enough to satisfy Dickens's sense of entitlement.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dickens Women

Author : Miriam Margolyes
ISBN : 9781780940861
Genre : Fiction
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A captivating portrait of some of Charles DickensOCO most memorable female characters presented by popular actress Miriam Margolyes to accompany her hugely successful one-woman show touring the world in 2012. In his novels Dickens presents a series of unrivalled portraits of women, young and old. From Little Nell to Miss Havisham, these girls and women speak to us today, making us laugh and sometimes cry. The popular British actress Miriam Margolyes will be touring the world in 2012, the bicentenary of Dickens birth, with a one-woman show about DickensOCO women, and this book accompanies the show by building on the script and expanding to include many more of the female characters Dickens described and analysed so astutely in his novels. ?Mrs Pipchin was a marvellous ill-favoured, ill-conditioned old lady, of a stooping figure, with a mottled face, like bad marble, a hook nose, and a hard grey eye, that looked as if it might have been hammered at on an anvil without sustaining any injury.OCO"
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Dickens And Women

Author : Michael Slater
ISBN : 0804711801
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dickens And Women Reobserved

Author : Edward Guiliano
ISBN : 1913087204
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dickens & Women ReObserved is a rich collection of new essays by scholars and critics from various parts of the world who represent a new appreciation and understanding of Charles Dickens and things woman. / A new generation of scholars and critics, first led by feminist critics of the 1970s, began to re-observe the man and his works with fresh eyes. A second generation of critics--those now schooled in gender studies, cultural studies, psychological theory, play theory, eco-criticism, thing theory, and a range of isms and schisms that flourish in the academy today--have originated a new and more reflective discourse on Dickens and women, and women generally in the nineteenth century. / Collectively, the essays in this volume overturn a prevalent and largely unchallenged belief held for more than 150 years: that Dickens' female characters were one-dimensional Victorian stereotypes only and that, as exemplified by his literary depictions and conflicted personal life, he did not understand or value women as important, capable, or gifted in their own right. / While neither ignoring nor discounting Dickens' troubled relationships with women and reliance on certain Victorian stereotypes, the essays in Dickens & Women ReObserved demonstrate that in a myriad of ways Dickens' appreciation of women in his fiction and his life was far more subtle, sophisticated, and complex than previously understood. Consciously or unconsciously he crafted characters more individualized, independent, rounded, and assertive than typical stock cultural characterizations of women. Additionally, in his exuberant social and professional life, he was drawn to and worked amiably with such "new" women. Dickens life and work today appear evidently modern and nuanced in his regard for women and their abilities. / Dickens & Women ReObserved is an important work for comprehending one of the world's greatest novelists and, by extension, facilitating greater study of contemporary views of Victorian women. In prose accessible to the general reader as well as scholars in literary studies, the diverse essays in this volume investigate a broad range of subjects in Dickens' celebrated artistry, including Modernism, Queen Victoria, Ellen Ternan, adaptations, composition methods, gender, sensuality, agency, major female characters, and French as well as African relevancies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Charles Dickens And The Image Of Women

Author : David K. Holbrook
ISBN : 9780814773277
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How successful is Dickens in his portrayal of women? Dickens has been represented (along with William Blake and D.H. Lawrence) as one who championed the life of the emotions often associated with the "feminine." Yet some of his most important heroines are totally submissive and docile. Dickens, of course, had to accept the conventions of his time. It is obvious, argues Holbrook, that Dickens idealized the father-daughter relationship, and indeed, any such relationship that was unsexual, like that of Tom Pinch and his sister—but why? Why, for example, is the image of woman so often associated with death, as in Great Expectations? Dickens's own struggles over relationships with women have been documented, but much less has been said about the unconscious elements behind these problems. Using recent developements in psychoanalytic object-relations theory, David Holbrook offers new insight into the way in which the novels of Dickens—particularly Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Great Expectations—both uphold emotional needs and at the same time represent the limits of his view of women and that of his time.
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Some Dickens Women

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : LCCN:26022695
Genre : Women in literature
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Some Dickens Women

Author : Edwin Charles
ISBN : OCLC:1070357764
Genre : Women in literature
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A Companion To Charles Dickens

Author : David Paroissien
ISBN : 9780470691229
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Companion to Charles Dickens concentrates on the historical, ideological, and social forces that defined Dickens’s world. Puts Dickens’s work into its literary, historical, and social contexts Traces the development of Dickens’s career as a journalist and novelist Includes original essays by leading Dickensian scholars on each of Dickens’s fifteen novels Explores a broad range of topics, including criticisms of his novels, the use of history and law in his fiction, language, and the effect of political and social reform Examines Dickens's legacy and surveys the mass of secondary materials that has been generated in response and reverence to his writing
Category: Literary Criticism

Dickens In Search Of Himself

Author : Gwen Watkins
ISBN : 0389206431
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although the book is scholarly in approach, its plain and lively style, its original theories and its new treatment of Dickens' female characters ensures its accessibility and appeal to the general reader as well as to the specialist student.
Category: Literary Criticism