Dickens and the Social Order

    Dickens and the Social Order

    Myron Magnet

    ISI 2004

    Paperback 279pp

    9781932236354   Product Code: 97362

    Along with his narrative verve and vivid characters, Dickens is celebrated as a passionate opponent of cruelty and injustice. Taking four books - Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, American Notes and Martin Chuzzlewit - this provocative and cogently argued study demonstrates how his radicalism was embedded in a deeply traditional world view, to reveal a very different Dickens: the upholder of custom, law and order, authority and good behaviour.

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