"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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his lifetime and to the present is demonstrated by the fact that none has ever gone out of print. Dickens played a major role in popularizing the serialized novel. Dickens works are characterized by an attack on social evils, injustice and hypocrisy.
He had also experienced in his youth oppression, when he was forced to end school in early teens and work in a factory. Dickens lively good, bad and comic characters such as cruel miser Scrooge, the aspiring novelist David Copperfield, trusting and innocent Mr. Pickwick have fascinated generations of readers.
Dickens s novels combine brutality with fairy-tale fantasy sharp, realistic, concrete detail with romance, farce, and melodrama the ordinary with the strange. They range through the comic, tender, dramatic, sentimental, grotesque, melodramatic, horrible, eccentric, mysterious, violent, romantic, and morally earnest. Though Dickens was aware of what his readers wanted and was determined to make as much money as he could with his writing, he believed novels had a moral purpose-to arouse innate moral sentiments and to encourage virtuous behavior in readers.
It was his moral purpose that led the London Times to call Dickens the greatest instructor of the Nineteenth Century in his obituary. Philip Collins - A Dickens Bibliography, 1970, offprinted from George Watson, New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 1969, vol. 3, pp.
779-182 During his lifetime, Charles Dickens was the most famous writer in Europe and America. When he visited America to give a series of lectures, his admirers followed him, waited outside his hotel, peered in windows at him, and harassed him in railway cars. In their enthusiasm, Dickens s admirers behaved very much like the fans of a superstar today.
A direct influence of the English novelist is also manifest in the writings of Russian authors of the time. His influence is most definitely felt in .Скачать