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First published in 1980, this book surveys Dickens' growing power to drive deep into the causes of his contemporary conditions. It reveals the importance of nature to Dickens as a rich metaphor of human freedom and potentiality, and emphasises his concern with time and the problems of freedom. The author considers the peculiarity of Dickens being unanimously acclaimed as a great writer considering the difficulty in placing him definitively within the literary tradition. The author argues Dickens was an isolated figure, ...

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    • Title: The Melancholy Man by John Lucas
    • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    • Print ISBN: 9781138675605, 1138675601
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    • Edition: 2017 1st edition
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