Includes bibliographical references (p. 112-118) and index.
Summary A comprehensive research and study guide for several novels by Charles Dickens, including plot summaries, thematic analyses, lists of characters, and critical views.
Contents Biography of Charles Dickens -- [pt. 1]. Plot summary of Great expectations -- List of characters in Great expectations -- Critical views on Great expectations: -- SylvÃÂ©re Monod on the morality of the novel -- Julian Moynahan on Pip as Dickens's most complex hero -- Harry Stone on fairy-tale aspects of the novel -- H.M. Daleski on the use of the first person in the novel -- A.E. Dyson on Magwitch -- Q.D. Leavis on guilt and class in the novel -- John Lucas on Pip as character and Pip as narrator -- Pearl Chesler Solomon on Dickens and his father -- Murray Baumgarten on writing and speech in the novel -- Thomas Loe on the Gothic elements in the novel -- [pt.
2]. Plot summary of Bleak House -- List of characters in Bleak House -- Critical views on Bleak House: -- J. Hillis Miller on the theme of interpretation in the novel -- Virginia Blain on Esther's "Sexual Taint" -- Christine Van Boheemen-Saaf on the novel as Victorian family romance -- Harold Bloom on the novel as canonical -- Laura Fasick on the diseased body in the novel -- [pt. 3]. Plot summary of David Copperfield -- List of characters in David Copperfield -- Critical views on David Copperfield: -- Charles Dickens on the novel -- Mowbray Morris on Dickens's fancy -- William Samuel Lilly on the sober veracity of the novel -- Algernon Charles Swinburne on the novel as masterpiece -- Stanley Friedman on the model for Uriah Heep -- [pt.3]. Plot summary of A tale of two cities -- List of characters...