Commodity Culture in Dickens's Household Words: The Social Life of Goods

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In 1850, Charles Dickens founded Household Words, a weekly miscellany intended to instruct and entertain an ever-widening middle-class readership. Published in the decade following the Great Exhibition of 1851, the journal appeared at a key moment in the emergence of commodity culture in Victorian England. Alongside the more well-known fiction that appeared in its pages, Dickens filled Household Words with articles about various commodities-articles that raise wider questions about how far society should go in permitting ...

Commodity Culture in Dickens's Household Words: The Social Life of Goods 2008, Routledge, Aldershot, England

ISBN-13: 9780754655787

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