'No words can express the secret agony of my soul'. Dickens's tantalising hint alluding to his time at Warren's Blacking Factory remains a gnomic statement until Forster's biography after Dickens's death. Such a revelation partly explains the dominance of biography in early Dickens criticism; Dickens's own childhood was understood to provide the material for his writing, particularly his representation of the child and childhood. Yet childhood in Dickens continues to generate a significant level of critical interest. This ...

Dickens and Childhood 2017, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138109797


Dickens and Childhood 2012, Ashgate Publishing Limited

ISBN-13: 9781409430414