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In Dickens and the Broken Scripture, Janet Larson examines the paradoxical role of the Bible in Dickens' novels, from such early works as Oliver Twist and Dombey and Son, in which the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer were drawn upon for the most part as stable sources of reassurance and order, to the far more complex novels of Dickens' maturity, such as Bleak House, Little Dorrit, and Our Mutual Friend. In these later works, biblical allusion performs an increasingly contradictory and dissonant role that brings into question not only the moral character of Victorian society but also the sanctity of received religious traditions.
Critics have tended to view Dickens' extensive use of the Bible as a not particularly complex or admirable aspect of his artistry―as a device he used primarily as a means of reassuring and building solidarity with his Victorian public. But as Larson demonstrates, Dickens' use of biblical allusion was as sophisticated and multifaceted as his use of character, narrative, description, and plot. In Dickens' novels, the Bible is a broken book, in need of revitalization and reinterpretation for his time, but also desperately vulnerable to attack from the tempestuous Victorian society of his day.
About the Author: Janet L. Larson is an associate professor of English at Rutgers University at Newark. She is the author of several articles on Dickens and on other aspects of nineteenth-century British literature.
Título: Dickens and the Broken Scripture
Editorial: Univ of Georgia Pr
Año de publicación: 1986
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción University of Georgia Press, Athens, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. 1st Edition. Scarce book. Significant creasing to the blank front endpapers. Lesser creasing to jacket. In other respects Vg hardback copy. BOOKS SENT IN DURABLE CARD BOXES. LISTING PHOTO DOES NOT NECESSARILY MATCH THIS COPY. Nº de ref. de la librería 030517
Descripción Univ of Georgia Press, 1985. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: acceptable/read description. No Jacket. 364 pages. Annotations - mainly pencil and mainly to the first two chapters. Sound hardback. No dust wrapper. (All our books are sent securely packaged in cardboard). Nº de ref. de la librería 048902
Descripción Estado de conservación: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: illustrated ] Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr Pub Date: 2/1/1986 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 376 illustrated edition. Nº de ref. de la librería 5660410
Descripción Univ of Georgia Pr, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. A beautifully clean, crisp, hardcover copy in fine condition. near fine DJ in mylar cover; faint age-toning. Nº de ref. de la librería 024810
Descripción Univ of Georgia Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG0820307696
Descripción Univ of Georgia Press, 1985. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. 1.25 x 9.75 x 6.75 Inches; 364 pages. Nº de ref. de la librería 37320
Descripción Univ of Georgia Pr, 1986. Estado de conservación: Fair. illustrated edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Nº de ref. de la librería GRP91945916
Descripción Univ of Georgia Pr, 1986. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020820307696
Descripción Univ of Georgia Pr. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. 0820307696 Like New Condition. Nº de ref. de la librería LN7.2034713
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