Screening Charles Dickens

A Survey of Film and Television Adaptations

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About the Book

Among professional storytellers whose works have been adapted for cinematic dramatization, mid-19th century English novelist Charles Dickens stands in a class of his own. In addition to his most well-known works such as A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist, which are unrivaled for their sheer number of film adaptations, each of Dickens’ other major works have been adapted for the screen multiple times, and many remain accessible for viewing on a variety of platforms.
This book-by-book survey highlights the most popular adaptations of each Dickens book, spanning from the films of the silent era through the 21st century. The survey also includes a critical examination that compares the adaptations to the original texts. An analysis outlines the many connections between the fictional narratives and the novelist’s own frequently misunderstood biography.

About the Author(s)

William Farina has written books on Arthurian legend, early Christianity, the American Civil War, Shakespeare and baseball. He lives in Chicago and works as a real estate consultant for the federal government.

Bibliographic Details

William Farina
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 20 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8567-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4786-9
Imprint: McFarland