The Street Children of Dickens's London

The Street Children of Dickens's London
Author: Helen Amy
Publsiher: Amberley Publishing Limited
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-01-15
Genre: History
ISBN 13: 1445609339

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The real story of Oliver Twist and Fagin's children..

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London

Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London
Author: Andrea Warren
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2011
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13: 0547395744

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Warren takes you on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of Dickens. She shows now he used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the great reformers of his or any age..

An Analysis of Childhood and Child Labour in Charles Dickens’ Works

An Analysis of Childhood and Child Labour in Charles Dickens’ Works
Author: Selina Schuster
Publsiher: Anchor Academic Publishing (aap_verlag)
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2014-07-21
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 3954897229

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The Industrial Revolution was a time of enormous change for the British society. Science and technology developed rapidly and brought wealth and improvement into many sectors of life; inventions like the steam engine, power looms, the spinning jenny or the expansion of the road and rail network made life easier. But on the other hand it was also the time of great misery, exploitation and tremendous class differences between a very thin and very wealthy upper-class, a rising middle-class and a very broad and to a great extent extremely impoverished working-class. But how was it like being a working-class child in Victorian England? To answer this question this work will take a close look at two of the most famous contemporary novels dealing with the depiction of children: Charles Dickens’ ‘David Copperfield’ and ‘Oliver Twist’..

Charles Dickens in Context

Charles Dickens in Context
Author: Sally Ledger
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2011-06-02
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1107377498

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Charles Dickens, a man so representative of his age as to have become considered synonymous with it, demands to be read in context. This book illuminates the worlds - social, political, economic and artistic - in which Dickens worked. Dickens's professional life encompassed work as a novelist, journalist, editor, public reader and passionate advocate of social reform. This volume offers a detailed treatment of Dickens in each of these roles, exploring the central features of Dickens's age, work and legacy, and uncovering sometimes surprising faces of the man and of the range of Dickens industries. Through 45 digestible short chapters written by a leading expert on each topic, a rounded picture emerges of Dickens's engagement with his time, the influence of his works and the ways he has been read, adapted and re-imagined from the nineteenth century to the present..

Charles Dickens and the Sciences of Childhood

Charles Dickens and the Sciences of Childhood
Author: K. Boehm
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013-09-24
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1137362502

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This book takes a fresh look at childhood in Dickens' works and in Victorian science and culture more generally. It offers a new way of understanding Dickens' interest in childhood by showing how his fascination with new scientific ideas about childhood and practices of scientific inquiry shaped his narrative techniques and aesthetic imagination..

Children in Care, 1834–1929

Children in Care, 1834–1929
Author: Rosemary A Steer
Publsiher: Pen and Sword History
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2020-07-30
Genre: Social Science
ISBN 13: 1526728044

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For centuries, there have been children who have not lived with their birth parents for a range of reasons and have been taken into the care of the state, voluntary societies, other families or employers, temporarily or permanently. The origins of this book lie in Rosemary Steer’s study of the lives of over 300 children who came into the care of a charity in the village of Dickleburgh in Norfolk started in the 1870s by the Rector’s wife, Mrs Louisa Brandreth. This book extends the study of children in care across the country to cover the main period of the Poor Law Amendment Act (the ‘new poor law’) from 1834 to 1929. Using a wide range of sources including contemporary social commentaries and inquiries, poor law records, charity case files, court records, newspapers, parliamentary inquiries, census returns, parish records and personal accounts, Rosemary Steer details the range of provision and explores the lives of some of these children, before, during and after their time in care. Research into the care of pauper children has usually been anonymized, but Children in Care includes examples of named children, and through numerous case studies, we hear these children’s stories, sometimes in their own words or those of the adults who had charge of them. It is unlikely that many of these pauper children would feature in any other study, other than individually within the context of family history, so this book also has the benefit of highlighting the lives of some of the least regarded of society..

Legal Narratives in Victorian Fiction

Legal Narratives in Victorian Fiction
Author: Joanne Bridget Simpson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2023-03-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN 13: 1000850250

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The law holds up a mirror to society and reflects that society and its ongoing preoccupations. This book establishes legal interpretation as a mode of literary interpretation, contextualising the opinions and sociological background of literature within the context of the law of its period and examines the inherent role of the law in the construction of the narrative in the literature of the nineteenth century. From the approach to the operation of jurisprudence and legal application, to the prosecution of the poor, the criminological approach to moral panics and the use of the affirmative defence to mitigate women within society, this book explores the ways in which the authors of the period used the novel form as a way of challenging and critiquing the legal operating model of the world in which their characters found themselves; examining the way in which the authors of the period used the novel as a means of critiquing the nature of the role of the law within society, its impact upon the general public, and the reciprocity which exists between legal ideals and the society which manifests those ideals through thought and action. This is a useful text for students of nineteenth-century literature or the law..

The Common Core in Grades 4-6

The Common Core in Grades 4-6
Author: Roger Sutton
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2014-04-18
Genre: Education
ISBN 13: 1442236108

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The Common Core in Grades 4-6 is the first in a series of comprehensive tools to tap into the vast flow of recently published books for children and teens, offering recommendations of exemplary titles for use in the classroom. Currency meets authority, brought to you by the editors of the highly regarded review sources, School Library Journal and The Horn Book Magazine. This guide includes approximately 200 selections published since 2007 for grades 4-6 recommended by The Horn Book Magazine. The titles are grouped by subject and complemented by School Library Journal’s “Focus On” columns, which spotlight specific topics across the curriculum..

Literatim

Literatim
Author: Howard Markel
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2020
Genre: Medical
ISBN 13: 0190070005

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"In 1959, shortly before his death and while reflecting over his roller-coaster career as a Hollywood film director, Preston Sturges (who I write about more fully later in this book) remarked, "the only amazing thing about my career...is that I ever had one at all." (1) The same might be said about my career as a physician and historian of medicine. As a young boy, some of my best companions were the characters I met on the pages of novels, stories, theatrical scripts, and screenplays. Fascinated by human stories, contradictions, both moral and physical, and worlds so vastly different from my middle-class, suburban Detroit upbringing, I was inspired to I try my hand at writing some of my own tales. In my teens, I was an active participant in my high school's theatre program (thankfully, in an era when taxpayers still supported the arts as a critical part of the public school curriculum) and wrote a series of incredibly bad plays. Soon enough, I was confronted by the decidedly difficult time I had in coming up with believable plots, a serious handicap for any budding fabulist."--.

Dickens and the Business of Death

Dickens and the Business of Death
Author: Claire Wood
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages:
Release: 2015-03-05
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 1316241211

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Charles Dickens is famous for his deathbed scenes, but these have rarely been examined within the context of his ambivalence towards the Victorian commodification of death. Dickens repeatedly criticised ostentatious funeral and mourning customs, and asserted the harmful consequences of treating the corpse as an object of speculation rather than sympathy. At the same time, he was fascinated by those who made a living from death and recognised that his authorial profits implicated him in the same trade. This book explores how Dickens turned mortality into the stuff of life and art as he navigated a thriving culture of death-based consumption. It surveys the diverse ways in which death became a business, from body-snatching, undertaking, and joint-stock cemetery companies, to the telling and selling of stories. This broad study offers fresh perspectives on death in The Old Curiosity Shop and Our Mutual Friend, and discusses lesser-known works and textual illustrations..

The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens

The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens
Author: Robert L. Patten
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2018-09-13
Genre: Literary Collections
ISBN 13: 0191061115

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The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens is a comprehensive and up-to-date collection on Dickens's life and works. It includes original chapters on all of Dickens's writing and new considerations of his contexts, from the social, political, and economic to the scientific, commercial, and religious. The contributions speak in new ways about his depictions of families, environmental degradation, and improvements of the industrial age, as well as the law, charity, and communications. His treatment of gender, his mastery of prose in all its varieties and genres, and his range of affects and dramatization all come under stimulating reconsideration. His understanding of British history, of empire and colonization, of his own nation and foreign ones, and of selfhood and otherness, like all the other topics, is explained in terms easy to comprehend and profoundly relevant to global modernity..

Dickens and the Grown-Up Child

Dickens and the Grown-Up Child
Author: M. Andrews
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1994-03-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN 13: 0230377998

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The child who stops growing, infantile senility, the 'old-fashioned' child, child-wives and child-mothers, the rejuvenated adult - Dickens's writings parade before us a gallery of bizarre hybrids. Dickens and the Grown-up Child focuses on the complicated and unresolved relationship between childhood and adulthood in Dickens's fictional and non-fictional work. In challenging the familiar view that the source of such anomalies lies in Dickens's own childhood experiences, Malcolm Andrews explores the extent to which Dickens was heir to an older cultural debate about primitivism and progressivism, a debate which Dickens adapted to his own preoccupations with the tensions between childhood and maturity. In examining these issues, Malcolm Andrews concentrates on the fiction of Dickens's middle years, particularly David Copperfield, and on some of the journalistic essays..

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens
Author: Michael Slater
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 718
Release: 2011-01-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13: 0300170939

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A magnificent new biography of the man who gave us David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, and Ebenezer Scrooge This long-awaited biography, twenty years after the last major account, uncovers Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Drawing on a lifetime's study of this prodigiously brilliant figure, Michael Slater explores the personal and emotional life, the high-profile public activities, the relentless travel, the charitable works, the amateur theatricals and the astonishing productivity. But the core focus is Dickens' career as a writer and professional author, covering not only his big novels but also his phenomenal output of other writing--letters, journalism, shorter fiction, plays, verses, essays, writings for children, travel books, speeches, and scripts for his public readings, and the relationships among them. Slater's account, rooted in deep research but written with affection, clarity, and economy, illuminates the context of each of the great novels while locating the life of the author within the imagination that created them. It highlights Dickens' boundless energy, his passion for order and fascination with disorder, his organizational genius, his deep concern for the poor and outrage at indifference towards them, his susceptibility towards young women, his love of Christmas and fairy tales, and his hatred of tyranny. Richly and precisely illustrated with many rare images, this masterly work on the complete Dickens, man and writer, becomes the indispensable guide and companion to one of the greatest novelists in the language..

A British Childhood? Some Historical Reflections on Continuities and Discontinuities in the Culture of Anglophone Childhood

A British Childhood? Some Historical Reflections on Continuities and Discontinuities in the Culture of Anglophone Childhood
Author: Pam Jarvis
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2019-12-16
Genre: Social Science
ISBN 13: 3039219340

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This book considers how adults attempt to socialise young children into the adults it aspires to produce, from a number of diverse perspectives. The evolution of storytelling and its impact upon child development is initially explored, followed by the consideration of how social class, ethnicity, culture, and colonialism impact upon the ways that societies ‘school’ children about what to expect from adulthood. Different perspectives of early years education and growing up within a British/British colonial perspective are discussed and analysed. There is a focus throughout upon the way that children are constructed by the society in question, particularly those who are considered to be of lower status in terms of being poor, orphaned, or from ethnic groups against which the dominant culture discriminates. Topics covered by the chapters include topics covered by this Special Issue: current and historical constructions of childhood; the development of linguistic and ‘storying’ skills in childhood; childhood play and recreation; childhood and ‘folk’ narratives; philosophies of childhood; childhood and industrialisation; childhood and post-industrialisation; childhood education; childhood health; and cultures of childcare..

The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens

The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens
Author: Paul Schlicke
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 705
Release: 2011-11-03
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13: 0199640181

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First published 1999 under different title..

Becoming Dickens

Becoming Dickens
Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2013
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13: 0674072235

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This provocative biography tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England’s greatest novelist. Focused on the 1830s, it portrays a restless, uncertain Dickens who could not decide on a career path. Through twists and turns, the author traces a double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel..

Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child

Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child
Author: Amberyl Malkovich
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2013
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN 13: 0415899087

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By examining some of Dickens's works that contain the imperfect child, Malkovich considers the construction, romanticization, and socialization of the Victorian child within work read by and for children during the Victorian Era, contending that the Victorian child can still be found in popular literatures read by children contemporarily..