"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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Cheap Literature is not behind-hand with the Age, but holds its place, and strives to do its duty , but his art never engaged all his formidable energies. He had no desire to be narrowly literary. George H.
Ford and L. Lane eds The Dickens Critics, London, 1961, reprinted 1976. pp.
148-158 A notable, though unsuccessful, demonstration of this was his being founder-editor in 1846 of the Daily News soon to become the leading liberal newspaper . His journalistic origins, his political convictions and readiness to act as a leader of opinion, and his wish to secure a steady income independent of his literary creativity and of any shifts in novel readers tastes made him attempt or plan several periodical ventures in the 1840s. The return to daily journalism soon proved a mistake - the biggest fiasco in a career that included few such misdirection and failures.
A more limited but happier exercise of his practical talents began soon afterward for more than a decade he directed, energetically and with great insight and compassion, a reformatory home for young female delinquents, financed by his wealthy friend Angela Burdett-Coutts. The benevolent spirit apparent in his writings often found practical expression in his public speeches, fund-raising activities, and private acts of charity. J.
Hillis Miller - Charles Dickens The World of His Novels, London, 1958, reissued 1969. pp. 62-69 Dombey and Son 1846-48 was a crucial novel in his development, a product of more thorough planning and maturer thought and the first in which a pervasive uneasiness about contemporary society takes the place of an intermittent concern with specific social wrongs Kathleen Tillotson .
Using railways prominently an effectively, it was very up-to-date, though the questions pose included such perennial moral and religious challenges as are suggested by the child Pauls first words in the story Papa, what is money? Some of the corruptions of money and pride of place and limitations of respectable values are explored, virtue and human decency being discovered most often as elsewhere in .Скачать