"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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Dickens among the poor, humble and simple. In Pauls early death Dickens offered another famous pathetic episode in Mr. Dombey he made a more ambitious attempt than before at serious and internal characterization.
David Copperfield 1849-50 has been described as a holiday from this larger social concerns and most notable for its childhood chapters, an enchanting vein which he had never quite found before and which he was never to find again Edmund Wilson . Largely for his reason and its autobiographical interest, it has always been among his popular novels and was Dickens own favorite child. It incorporates material from the autobiography he had recently begun but soon abandoned and is written in the first person, a new technique for him.
David differs from his creator in many ways, however, though Dickens uses many early experiences that had meant much to him - his period of work in the factory while his father was jailed, his schooling and reading, his passion for Maria Beadnell, and more cursorily his emergence from parliamentary reporting into successful novel writing. In Micawber the novel presents one of the Dickens characters whose imaginative potency extends far beyond the narratives in which they figure Pickwick and Sam Weller, Mrs. Gamp and Mr.
Pecksniff, and Scrooge are some others. Dickens journalistic ambitions at last found a permanent form in Household Words 1850-59 and its successor, All the Year Round 1859-88 . Popular weekly miscellanies of fiction, poetry, and essays on a wide range of topics, these had substantial and increasing circulations, reaching 300,000 for some of the Christmas Numbers.
Dickens contributed some serials - the lamentable Childs History of England 1851-53 , Hard Times 1854 , A Tale of Two Cities 1859 , and Great Expectations 1860-61 - the essays, some of which were collected in Reprinted Pieces 1858 and The Uncommercial Traveller 1861, later amplified . Particularly in 1850-52 and during the Crimean War, he contributed many items on current political .Скачать