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  1. Part A 146 items
    1. Primary Texts 5 items
      1. A Christmas carol: in prose ; being a ghost story of Christmas - Dickens, Charles, Leech, John 1946

        Book Core (Must Read) OUP or Broadview editions also acceptable

      2. Bleak house: an authoritative and annotated text, illustrations, a note on the text, genesis and composition, backgrounds, criticism - Dickens, Charles, Ford, George Harry, Monod, Sylvère 1977

        Book Core (Must Read) Penguin or OUP editions also acceptable.

      3. Hard times: an authoritative text, contexts, criticism - Dickens, Charles, Kaplan, Fred, Monod, Sylvère 2001

        Book Core (Must Read) Broadview edition also acceptable.

      4. Little Dorrit - Dickens, Charles 1994

        Book Core (Must Read) OUP and Everyman editions also acceptable.

      5. Selected Journalism 1850-1870 - Dickens, Charles (Pascoe, D. ed) 1997

        Book Core (Must Read) Note that all of Dickens's journalism in 'Household Words' and 'All the Year Round' is now available on open access from the Dickens Journals Online project at: http://www.djo.org.uk

    2. Further Reading on Primary Texts 141 items
      1. Bleak House 23 items
        1. Charles Dickens - Bloom, Harold 1987

          Book Background (Could Read)

        2. Dickens’s Slum Satire in Bleak House - Trevor Blount 1965

          Article Background (Could Read)

        3. Dickens at work: volume 1 - John Butt, Kathleen Tillotson 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended (Should Read) please rad chapter VII, the Topicality of Bleak House p. 177-200

        4. Deconstructing Dickens: Bleak House - Steven Connor

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        5. Broken Mirror, Broken Words: Autobiography, Prosopopeia, and the Dead Mother in Bleak House - Carolyn Dever 1995

          Article Background (Could Read) Reprinted in "Death and the Mother from Dickens to Freud" - also available in Library.

        6. Selected journalism, 1850-1870 - Charles Dickens, David Pascoe 1997

          Book Core (Must Read) 'Detective Police', 'On Duty with Inspector Field' and 'A Nightly Scene in London'

        7. Bleak House - Kate Flint

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        8. Critical Essays on Charles Dickens' 'Bleak House' - Gilbert, Elliot L. c1989

          Book Background (Could Read)

        9. On the Bleakness of Bleak House - Baruch Hochman

          Article Background (Could Read)

        10. Supposing Bleak House - Jordan, John O. 2010, c2011

          Book Background (Could Read)

        11. Discipline in Different Voices: Bureaucracy, Police, Family, and Bleak House. - D.A. Miller 1983

          Article Recommended (Should Read) Reprinted in "The Novel and the Police" - Available in library

        12. Bleak House - Charles Dickens 2016 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended (Should Read) Please read introduction

        13. Moments of Decision in Bleak House - Hillis. J. Miller

          Article Recommended (Should Read)

        14. Esther's Will - Timothy Peltason 1992

          Article Background (Could Read)

        15. The companion to Bleak House - Shatto, Susan 1988

          Book Background (Could Read)

        16. Bleak House: Charles Dickens - Tambling, Jeremy 1998

          Book Background (Could Read)

      2. Hard Times 48 items
        1. Hard Times: Fancy as Practice - Christopher Barnes 2004

          Article Background (Could Read)

        2. Dickens’s Mrs. Sparsit and the Politics of Service - Diane Dewhurst Belcher 1985

          Article Background (Could Read)

        3. Charles Dickens's Hard times - Harold Bloom 1987

          Book Background (Could Read)

        4. Dickens and the Factories - Patrick Brantlinger 1971

          Article Background (Could Read)

        5. Dickens at work: volume 1 - John Butt, Kathleen Tillotson 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book Background (Could Read) please read chapter VIII, Hard Times: The Problems of a Weekly Serial p. 201-209

        6. Hard Times: The News and the Novel - Joseph Butwin 1977

          Article Recommended (Should Read)

        7. Writing as a Woman: Dickens, Hard Times and Feminine Discourses - Jean Ferguson Carr 1995

          Chapter Background (Could Read) Reprinted in Charles Dickens. Ed. Steven Connor . London, England: Longman, 1996: 159- 77 - also available in library

        8. Dickens and Industrialism - Philip Collins 1980

          Article Background (Could Read)

        9. Deconstructing Dickens: Hard Times - Steven Connor 1995

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        10. The Battle for Preston - K.J. Fielding 1954

          Article Background (Could Read)

        11. Hard Times and the Factory Controversy: Dickens vs. Harriet Martineau - K.J. Fielding, Anne Smith 1970

          Article Recommended (Should Read)

        12. Family and Society in Hard Times - Catherine Gallagher 1995

          Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

        13. Why the Good Samaritan was a Bad Economist: Dickens - Jennifer Gribble 2004

          Article Background (Could Read)

        14. How Successful is Hard Times - David Lodge 1981

          Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

        15. Charles Dickens: the world of his novels - Miller, Joseph H. 1959

          Book Background (Could Read)

        16. Dickens as Social Novelist

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        17. David Copperfield and Hard times: Charles Dickens - Peck, John 1995

          Book Background (Could Read)

        18. The Structure of Anxiety in Political Economy and Hard Times. - Mary Poovey 2001

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        19. A Note on Hard Times - John Ruskin

          Chapter Background (Could Read) Other editions available in library.

        20. Dickens and popular entertainment - Schlicke, Paul 1985

          Book Background (Could Read) See chapter 5.

        21. The Cambridge Companion to Charles Dickens - John O. Jordan 2001 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended (Should Read) Please read Chapter 5, Novels of the 1850s by Hilary Schor p.64-77

        22. The companion to Hard Times - Simpson, Margaret 1997

          Book Background (Could Read)

        23. Hard Times and Circus Times - Margaret Simpson 1993

          Article Background (Could Read)

        24. Comic Subversion and Hard Times - Grahame Smith 1989

          Article Background (Could Read)

        25. Hard Times for our Times - Grahame Smith

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        26. Dickens and the Crime of Literacy - Ruth Tross 2004

          Article Background (Could Read)

        27. Culture and society, 1780-1950 - Williams, Raymond c1961

          Book Recommended (Should Read)

        28. The Industrial Novels: Hard Times

          Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

        29. The Reader in Hard Times - Raymond Williams 1983

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        30. Dickens: the Two Scrooges - Edmund Wilson 1941

          Chapter Background (Could Read) Other editions also available in library.

      3. Journalism 8 items
        1. Politicized Dickens: The Journalism of the 1850s - Joseph Childers 2006

          Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

        2. Palgrave advances in Charles Dickens studies - John Bowen, Robert L. Patten 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended (Should Read) Please read chapter 10, Politicized Dickens: The Journalist of the 1850s p. 198-215

        3. Dickens the journalist - John M. L. Drew 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended (Should Read)

        4. Dickens and the popular radical imagination - Sally Ledger 2010

          Book Background (Could Read) See Chapter 6 Household Words, politics and the mass market in the 1850s

        5. Journalism and Correspondence - Hazel Mackenzie

          Chapter Background (Could Read) See chapter 23 Journalism and Correspondence

      4. Little Dorrit 50 items
        1. Dickens at work: volume 1 - John Butt, Kathleen Tillotson 2009, ©1957 (electronic resource)

          Book Background (Could Read) See chapter 'From Nobody's Fault to Little Dorrit'

        2. Little Dorrit: Necessary Fictions. - Janice Carlisle

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        3. A Novel Scarcely Historical? Time and History in Dickens’s Little Dorrit - Angus Easson 1991

          Article Background (Could Read) A chapter version of the essay is in Easson’s History and the Novel . Cambridge; Rochester: D. S. Brewer, 1991 - available in the libary.

        4. Nobody, Somebody, and Everybody - Elaine Hadley 2017/03/05

          Article Background (Could Read)

        5. Little Dorrit in Real Time: The Embedded Text - Jenny Hartley 2002

          Article Background (Could Read)

        6. Filthy Lucre: Victorian Ideas of Money - Christopher Herbert 2002

          Article Background (Could Read)

        7. The New Picturesque: Pictures From Italy and Little Dorrit - Michael Hollington 1984

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        8. Invisible writing and the Victorian novel: readings in language and ideology - Ingham, Patricia 2000

          Book Background (Could Read) Chapter 7

        9. Dickens and the broken scripture - Janet L. Larson 2008

          Book Background (Could Read) Chapter: The Seer, the Preacher, and the Living Gospel: Vision and Revision in Little Dorrit pp. 177-278

        10. Little Dorrit: The World’s City - John Lucas 1992

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        11. Social Criticism and Textual Subversion in Little Dorrit - Sylvia Manning 1991

          Article Background (Could Read)

        12. Inimitable Double Vision: Dickens, Little Dorrit, Photography, Film. - Joss Lutz Marsh 1993

          Article Background (Could Read)

        13. Little Dorrit's London: Babylon Revisited - Nancy Aycock Metz 1990

          Article Recommended (Should Read)

        14. Domestic Securities: Little Dorrit and the Fictions of Property - Jeff Nunokawa 1994

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        15. Getting and Having: Some Versions of Possession in Little Dorrit - Jeff Nunokawa 1987

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        16. The companion to Little Dorrit - Philpotts, Trey 2003

          Book Background (Could Read)

        17. Trevelyan, Treasury, and Circumlocution - Trey Philpotts 1993

          Article Recommended (Should Read)

        18. The Real Marshalsea - Trey Philpotts 1991

          Article Background (Could Read)

        19. Charles Dickens - Lyn Pykett 2002 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended (Should Read) please read chapter 5; IV, The Inquest into Contemporary Civilization p.146-155

        20. Flatness and Ethical Responsibility in Little Dorrit - Dominic Rainsford 1995

          Article Background (Could Read)

        21. Little Dorrit, Pictures from Italy and John Bull - Rem Tore 1999

          Article Background (Could Read)

        22. Nobody’s Fault’ or the inheritance of guilt - Anny Sadrin 1994

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        23. Dickens and the daughter of the house - Hilary Margo Schor 1999 (electronic resource)

          Book Background (Could Read) Please read chapter 5, Amy Dorrit's Prison Notebooks p.124-149

        24. Guilt, Authority, and the Shadows of Little Dorrit - Elaine Showalter 1979

          Article Background (Could Read)

        25. Labyrinths & Prisons: Little Dorrit - Efraim Sicher 2003

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        26. Bleak House and Little Dorrit: Iconography of Darkness - Michael Steig 1978

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        27. Finding the Password: Little Dorrit 1995

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        28. Little Dorrit - Lionel Trilling 1953

          Article Recommended (Should Read) Reprinted as “Introduction” to Little Dorrit (New Oxford Illustrated Dickens). London: Oxford University Press, 1953. The Dickens Critics . Ed. George H. Ford & Lauriat Lane, Jr. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1961. 279-293.

        29. Little Dorrit - Catherine Waters 1997

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        30. City of Dickens - Welsh, Alexander 1971

          Book Background (Could Read)

      5. A Christmas Carol 12 items
        1. Contemporary Dickens - Eileen Gillooly, Deirdre David c2009

          Book Background (Could Read) See chapter 6.

        2. ETERNAL RETURNS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL'S GHOSTS OF REPETITION - Brandon Chitwood 12/2015

          Article Background (Could Read)

        3. Chapters 1-3 - Paul Davis

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

        4. Special Issue on A Christmas Carol 1993

          Article Recommended (Should Read)

        5. Christmas and Charles Dickens - Parker, David c2005

          Book Background (Could Read)

        6. Dickens’s Ghosts: Invisible Economies and Christmas - Andrew Smith 2005

          Article Background (Could Read)

        7. Giving Nursery Tales a Higher Form - Harry Stone 1980

          Chapter Background (Could Read)

  2. Part B Dickens and the 'Condition of England' Question: social, political and cultural issues 31 items
    1. Dickens on England and the English - Dickens, Charles 1979

      Book Background (Could Read)

    2. Industrial culture and the Victorian novel - Joseph W. Childers

      Chapter Background (Could Read)

    3. Dickens and crime - Collins, Philip Arthur William 1994

      Book Background (Could Read)

    4. The Longman companion to Britain in the nineteenth century, 1815-1914 - Cook, Chris 1999

      Book Background (Could Read) Useful assemblage of statistics

    5. The nineteenth-century novel, 1820-1880 - John Kucich, Jenny Bourne Taylor 2012

      Book Background (Could Read) See Chapter 26, Ella Dzelzainis, 'Radicalism and Reform'

    6. Dickens and his readers: aspects of novel-criticism since 1836 - Ford, George Harry 1974

      Book Recommended (Should Read)

    7. Charles Dickens's networks: passenger transport and the novel - Grossman, Jonathan 2012

      Book Background (Could Read)

    8. The Victorian Age: an anthology of sources and documents - Guy, Josephine M. 1998

      Book Recommended (Should Read) Very useful compilation of contemporary Victorian debates on, e.g Evolution, politics, utilitarianism, sex and gender.

    9. The Oxford handbook of the Victorian novel 2013 (electronic resource)

      Book Background (Could Read)

    10. The Victorian frame of mind, 1830-1870 - Houghton, Walter Edwards 1957

      Book Background (Could Read)

    11. The Dickens world - House, Humphrey 1942

      Book Background (Could Read)

    12. Dickens and mass culture - John, Juliet 2010

      Book Background (Could Read)

    13. Charles Dickens in context - Sally Ledger, Holly Furneaux 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended (Should Read)

    14. Dickens and the popular radical imagination - Sally Ledger 2010

      Book Recommended (Should Read)

    15. Dickens, Industry, and Technology - Richard Menke

      Chapter Background (Could Read)

    16. The Victorian novel - Louis James, ebrary, Inc 2006 (electronic resource)

      Book Background (Could Read) Read the Chapter on the Social-Problem Novel.

    17. Charles Dickens - Sanders, Andrew 2003

      Book Background (Could Read)

    18. Dickens and the spirit of the age - Sanders, Andrew 1999

      Book Background (Could Read)

    19. Reform acts: Chartism, social agency, and the Victorian novel, 1832-1867 - Chris Vanden Bossche 2014

      Book Background (Could Read)

    20. Social Reform - David Vincent

      Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

    21. Dickens and religion - Walder, D. 1981

      Book Background (Could Read)

    22. Culture and society, 1780-1950 - Williams, Raymond c1961

      Book Recommended (Should Read)

  3. Part C Researching Victorian contexts in the newspaper and periodical press 3 items
    1. Half Full Half Empty - Laurel Brake 06/2012

      Article Background (Could Read)

    2. Googling the Victorians - Patrick Leary 01/2005

      Article Background (Could Read)

  4. Part D Critical and Theoretical Reading on Literature and History 6 items
    1. The new historicism - Veeser, H. Aram 1989

      Book Background (Could Read)

    2. Response: Strategic Presentism or Partisan Knowledges? - Elaine Freedgood 2017/03/05

      Article Recommended (Should Read)

    3. Practicing new historicism - Gallagher, Catherine, Greenblatt, Stephen 2000

      Book Background (Could Read)

    4. Forms: whole, rhythm, hierarchy, network - Caroline Levine 2015

      Book Recommended (Should Read) See Chapter 1: 'Introduction'

    5. The Victorian novel - Francis O'Gorman 2002 (electronic resource)

      Book Background (Could Read)

  5. Part E Further Reading on Dickens 75 items
    1. General Companions to Dickens 1 item
      1. Oxford reader's companion to Dickens - Paul Schlicke 2000 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read) Available electronically via Oxford Reference Online

    2. Biographical and Introductory Studies 9 items
      1. Dickens - Ackroyd, Peter 1991, c1990

        Book Background (Could Read)

      2. Charles Dickens' childhood - Allen, Michael 1988

        Book Background (Could Read)

      3. Dickens, interviews and recollections - Collins, Philip Arthur William 1981

        Book Background (Could Read) 2 Volumes

      4. Becoming Dickens: the invention of a novelist - Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert 2011

        Book Background (Could Read)

      5. Dickens: Going Astray’ - Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

        Chapter Background (Could Read)

      6. The life of Charles Dickens - Forster, John, Hoppé, A. J. 1966

        Book Background (Could Read) Various Editions held in the library.

      7. Charles Dickens - Lyn Pykett 2002 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      8. Charles Dickens: [a life defined by writing] - Michael Slater c2009 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      9. Charles Dickens: a literary life - Smith, Grahame 1996

        Book Background (Could Read)

    3. Letters 1 item
      1. The letters of Charles Dickens - Dickens, Charles, House, Madeline, Storey, Graham, British Academy 1965-[1981]

        Book Background (Could Read) Also E-Resource version in library catalogue

    4. Speeches 1 item
      1. Speeches of Charles Dickens - Charles Dickens 2018

        Book Background (Could Read)

    5. Essay Collections 14 items
      1. Dickens 1970: centenary essays - Allen, Walter Ernest, Slater, Michael, Dickens Fellowship (London, England) 1970

        Book Background (Could Read)

      2. Charles Dickens - Bloom, Harold 1987

        Book Background (Could Read)

      3. Palgrave advances in Charles Dickens studies - Bowen, John, Patten, Robert L. 2006

        Book Background (Could Read)

      4. Charles Dickens: the critical heritage - Collins, Philip 1971

        Book Background (Could Read)

      5. Charles Dickens - Steven Connor, Steven Connor 1996

        Book Background (Could Read)

      6. The Dickens critics - Ford, George Harry, Lane, Lauriat 1961

        Book Background (Could Read)

      7. Contemporary Dickens - Eileen Gillooly, Deirdre David c2009

        Book Background (Could Read)

      8. Dickens and the twentieth century - Gross, John J., Pearson, Gabriel [1962]

        Book Background (Could Read)

      9. The Cambridge companion to Charles Dickens - Jordan, John O. 2001

        Book Background (Could Read)

      10. Dickens and Modernity - John, J. (ed.) date of publication not identified

        Book Background (Could Read)

      11. Dickens centennial essays - Nisbet, A. 1971

        Book Background (Could Read)

      12. A companion to Charles Dickens - Paroissien, David c2008

        Book Background (Could Read)

      13. The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens - Robert L. Patten 2018

        Book Background (Could Read)

      14. Dickens, Europe and the new worlds - Sadrin, Anny 1999

        Book Background (Could Read)

    6. Dickens and the City 11 items
      1. Dickens and London

        Chapter Background (Could Read) 2 Volumes

      2. The Uncommercial Traveller: Night Walks 2000

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Dickens the Flâneur - Michael Hollington 1981

        Article Background (Could Read)

      4. Dickens and the city - Schwarzbach, F. S. 1979

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      5. Going astray: Dickens and London - Tambling, Jeremy 2009

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      6. The Dickens World: A View from Todgers’s - Dorothy Van Ghent 1950

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      7. City of Dickens - Welsh, Alexander 1971

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      8. Dickens and Demolition - Joanna Hofer-Robinson 2018

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    7. Dickens and Victorian Visual Culture 13 items
      1. Illustrations - Malcolm Andrews

        Chapter Recommended (Should Read)

      2. Victorian literature and the Victorian visual imagination - Christ, Carol T., Jordan, John O. 1995

        Book Background (Could Read)

      3. Charles Dickens and his original illustrators - Cohen, Jane R. 1980

        Book Background (Could Read)

      4. The Victorians and the visual imagination - Flint, Kate 2000

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      5. An Edwardian's view of Dickens and his illustrators: Harry Furniss's "A sketch of Boz" - Furniss, Harry, Cordery, Gareth 2005

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      6. Victorian novelists and their illustrators - Harvey, John Robert 1970

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      7. Chapter 7 - F.R. Leavis 1970

        Chapter Background (Could Read)

      8. Phiz: the man who drew Dickens - Lester, Valerie Browne 2006

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      9. Reading Illustrations - S.F. Lutman 1980

        Chapter Background (Could Read)

      10. George Cruikshank's life, times, and art - Patten, Robert L. 1992

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      11. Dickens and Phiz - Michael Steig 1978

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    8. General Criticism of Dicken's Fiction 25 items
      1. Knowing Dickens - Rosemarie Bodenheimer, ProQuest (Firm) 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      2. The violent effigy: a study of Dickens' imagination - Carey, John [1973]

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      3. Charles Dickens - Connor, Steven 1985

        Book Background (Could Read)

      4. Charles Dickens - Steven Connor, Steven Connor 1996

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      5. The Dickens pantomime - Eigner, Edwin M. 1989

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      6. Dickens - Flint, Kate 1986

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      7. Queer Dickens: erotics, families, masculinities - Furneaux, Holly, Dawsonera 2009

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      8. The Dickens theatre: a reassessment of the novels - Garis, Robert 1965

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      9. The moral art of Dickens: essays - Hardy, Barbara Nathan 1970

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      10. The reader in the Dickens world: style and response - Horton, Susan R. 1981

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      11. Dickens' villains: melodrama, character, popular culture - John, Juliet 2001

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      12. Dickens and the rhetoric of laughter - Kincaid, James R. 1971

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      13. Idiots, Madmen and Other Prisoners in Dickens - McKnight, Natalie 1993

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      14. The novel and the police - Miller, D. A. 1988

        Book Recommended (Should Read)

      15. Charles Dickens: the world of his novels - Miller, Joseph H. 1959

        Book Background (Could Read)

      16. Dickens and heredity: when like begets like - Morgentaler, Goldie 2000

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      17. Dickens, melodrama, and the parodic imagination - Rem, Tore 2002

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      18. Dickens and popular entertainment - Schlicke, Paul 1985

        Book Background (Could Read)

      19. Dickens and the daughter of the house - Schor, Hilary Margo 1999

        Book Background (Could Read)

      20. The night side of Dickens: cannibalism, passion, necessity - Harry Stone 1994

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      21. Dickens, violence and the modern state: dreams of the scaffold - Tambling, Jeremy 1995

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      22. Dickens, novel reading, and the Victorian popular theatre - Vlock, Deborah 1998

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      23. Dickens and the politics of the family - Waters, Catherine 1997

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      24. The wound and the bow: seven studies in literature - Wilson, Edmund 1961

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