Reissued to have fun the bicentenary of Charles Dickens's delivery, The Oxford significant other to Charles Dickens (formerly The Oxford Reader's significant other to Dickens) attracts jointly an extraordinary variety of knowledge on one in all Britain's maximum writers: masking his existence, his works, his recognition, and his cultural context. that includes greater than 500 A-Z articles, it throws new and sometimes unforeseen mild at the so much primary of Dickens's works, and explores the reviews, occasions, and literature on which he drew. there's additionally a chronology of Dickens' lifestyles, a listing of characters in his works, a listing of entries by means of topic, a genealogy, 3 maps, a useful bibliography, and a normal index.

Compiled by means of a exclusive editorial staff, and written in a lucid, effortless variety that may have happy him, The Oxford better half to Charles Dickens deals a extra authoritative and obtainable diversity of data than the other reference paintings on Dickens.

Aspects coated include:

The inner most guy and the general public determine - his kin, acquaintances, colleagues, and convictions

The age within which he lived and labored - the folks, occasions, and associations that expert his writing

The locations that have been major to him - his houses, his London, and the international locations he visited

The principles and social theories of the time - the attitudes he satirized and the ideologies he advocated

The works on which his recognition rests - their background, constitution, idea, and significance

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