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Speeches Literary And Social Illustrated

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9781365156670
Genre : Humor
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This is a collection of the famous literary and social speeches by Charles Dickens. Those speeches contain the wisdom and smartness of the great and funny writer. This is an illustrated version of the collection, with over 16 original illustrations.
Category: Humor


Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9781427027689
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Speeches: Literary and Social collects Dickens's speeches from the early 1840s onward. In these speeches we see him discussing his own work, and various other topics, with humility and grace. These speeches offer the reader insight into Dickens the man, the public figure, the ordinary citizen. They also provide important information about his audience. Those present at these speeches were also the consumers of his fiction, and here we see him addressing them directly and personally.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Speeches Of Charles Dickens

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 1443817317
Genre : Fiction
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Dickens was known as one of the best after-dinner speakers of his day. It was a period when elaborate formal dinners were the standard fundraising method for charities and other institutes, and the speeches at such occasions were printed by newspapers from shorthand reports on the occasion. Dickens himself did not use notes, but these eyewitness reports allow the reader to gain a very close idea of what he actually said on hundreds of public occasions throughout his career. The organisations he was involved with - here elaborated by extensive headnotes on his participation in each body - give key insights into his activities and thinking beyond literature which are much enriched by reading what he said about them to their members and supporters. As the editor states in his introduction, the speeches are in their own way as important an insight into Dickens as his letters. The late Prof. K. J. Fielding's edition of the Speeches is universally acknowledged as the academic standard version. Each speech was carefully collated from the original reports and any other available sources. Copious notes describe variations, suggested corrections, the context of each speech and further factual information where necessary to understand references made by Dickens. All of this has been preserved in this reprint, which makes the whole edition available for the first time since 1988. This edition is necessary reading for any serious scholar of Dickens or Victorian oratory, and will also be of great interest to anyone studying issues connected with Dickens such as nineteenth-century philanthropy, the 'dignity of literature' debates, transatlantic relations of the period or the changing statuses of novels, drama and journalism.
Category: Fiction

Charles Dickens Ultimate Collection All 20 Novels With Illustrations 200 Short Stories Children S Books Plays Poems Articles Autobiographical Writings Biographies Illustrated

Author : Charles Dickens
ISBN : 9788026873679
Genre : Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "CHARLES DICKENS Ultimate Collection” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Dickens's Children Plays The Village Coquettes The Strange Gentleman The Lamplighter Is She His Wife Mr. Nightingale's Diary No Thoroughfare The Frozen Deep Poetry The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens Travel Books American Notes Pictures From Italy The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Other Works Sunday Under Three Heads A Child's History of England Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi The Life of Our Lord The Uncommercial Traveller Contributions to "All The Year Round” Contributions to "The Examiner” Miscellaneous Papers Essays & Articles A Coal Miner's Evidence The Lost Arctic Voyagers Frauds on the Fairies Adelaide Anne Procter In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray Speeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and Social Letters of Charles Dickens Criticism CHARLES DICKENS by G. K. Chesterton DICKENS by Sir Adolphus W. Ward THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie Dickens Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
Category: Fiction

British Culture

Author : David Christopher
ISBN : 9781134766819
Genre : History
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British Culture: An Introduction provides a comprehensive introduction to central aspects of culture and the arts in Britain today, and uses a factual approach to place them within a clear, historical context. Topics include: * the social and cultural setting: politics and society 1950-1999, including immigration, feminism, Thatcherism and the arts and the Blair revolution * language and culture: accents and minority languages, broadcasting and public life * the novel, poetry and theatre * cinema: Hammer Horror, James Bond, Ealing comedies, black British film, Trainspotting, The Full Monty and historical epics * television and radio: soap opera, crime series and sitcoms * popular music and fashion: The Beatles, punk, Britpop, subculture and style * art and sculpture: Bacon, Hockney, Gilbert and George and Hirst * architecture and interiors. Each chapter focuses on key themes of recent years, and gives special emphasis to outstanding artists within each area. The book also strengthens study skills, through follow-up activities and suggestions for further reading which appear at the end of each chapter. A real must-read for all students of British history and culture.
Category: History

A Socio Linguistic And Stylistic Study

Author : Pratibha Verma
ISBN : 9781482868579
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why are Dickens characters so fascinating? In spite of the exaggeration in the portrayal why do they appear realistic? Here you will learn: Dickens position in the tradition of the novel. Contrast and comparison with other novelists. Characters from different social/ regional backgrounds, each having his/her typical expressions. Speech variation in inter-personal relationship, power, topic and situation. Linguistic prejudices, use of jargons, communication skills, misunderstandings, among other devices, enriching speech depiction in Dickens novels. Dickens stylistic innovations and specialities co-related with techniques, insights of modern linguistics.
Category: Literary Criticism

Figures Of Finance Capitalism

Author : Borislav Knezevic
ISBN : 9781135947125
Genre : Business & Economics
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Figures of Finance Capitalism brings into focus Victorian narratives by major middle-class writers in which the workings of finance capitalism are prominently featured, and reads this interest in finance capitalism in the context of middle-class misgivings about a class system still dominated by a patrician elite. This book illustrates the centrality of finance capitalism to the mid-Victorian middle-class social imagination by discussing a selection of major Victorian texts by Dickens, Gaskell, Thackeray and Macaulay. In so doing, it draws on several new perspectives on British history, as offered in the work of historians such as Tom Nairn, David Cannadine, and P.J. Cain and A.G. Hopkins. Articulating the basic coordinates for a new sociology of mid-Victorian literature, Borislav Knezevic views texts through the prism of the mid-Victorian literary field and its negotiations of the contemporary field of power.
Category: Business & Economics