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The Melancholy Man: A Study of Dickens's Novels

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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, ...

The Melancholy Man: A Study of Dickens's Novels 2016, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9781138675551

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The Melancholy Man: A Study of Dickens's Novels 1970, Methuen Publishing

ISBN-13: 9780416073409

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