Themes in Dickens
Seven Recurring Concerns in the Writings
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About the Book
The Victorian age is often portrayed as an era of repressive social mores. Yet this simplified view ignores the context of Great Britain’s profound shift, through rapid industrialization, from rural to metropolitan life during this time.
Throughout his career, Charles Dickens addressed the various changes occurring in Victorian society. His portrayals of organized religion, class distinction, worker’s rights, prison reform and rampant poverty resonated with readers experiencing social upheaval. Focusing on his novels, nonfiction writing, speeches and personal correspondence, this book explores Dickens’s use of these themes as both literary devices and as a means to effect social progress.
About the Author(s)
Peter J. Ponzio
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 30 photos, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018