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Charles Dickens

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Link Approaching Literature: Reading Great Expectations

Open University online course on literary analysis and Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.

Fiction, Novels, Analysis, Victorian, Nineteenth-century, Charles Dickens view
Link Dickens in Context

Video lectures, notes, and readings on Dicken’s works and their contexts.

Charles Dickens, Victorian, Nineteenth-century, Fiction, Manuscripts, Novels view
Document Fallen Woman or Fallen Man? Representations of moral responsibility, punishment and reward in George Frederic Watts’s painting Found Drowned (1848-50) and Charles Dickens’s novel Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) by Susan Knights

This article will examine gendered representations of moral responsibility by comparing its treatment of fallen women in the above artefacts....

19th century, Victorian Culture, Gender, Equality, Charles Dickens, George Frederic Watts view
Document High Times: Depictions of the Opium Den in Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Blanchard Jerrold and Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage by Wafiyyah Ali

Abstract: The opium den inhabits a unique place in the Victorian imagination. Equal parts abode of pleasure and signifier of moral decay, the...

Charles Dickens, 19th cent, opium den view
Document Introduction - handout

Handout for introductory class

Evangelicalism, romanticism, Charles Dickens view
Document Millais, Dickens and the ‘idea’ of a picture by Paul Shaw

One of the earliest works Millais painted under the new Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood banner was later known as Christ in the House of...

Millais, 19th century, Charles Dickens view
Document Narratives of Disability in A Christmas Carol and Little Dorrit by Andrew Bramwell

Abstract: The nineteenth century was a period when the ‘afflicted’ or ‘defective’ body was a common sight on the streets of Victorian Britain....

19th century, Victorian, Charles Dickens view
Document Poverty & Society - Dickens Extracts

Selected extracts from Dicken's journalistic accounts of Victorian workhouse life.

Queen Victoria, Victorian England, 19th century, victorian history, Charles Dickens view
Document Sanitation & the Great Stink

Extracts from two contemporary articles on the  problem of London's sanitation - including a rather satirical view from Dickens!

Victorian Culture, Victorian England, victorian history, Nineteenth century, Charles Dickens view
Document The promotion of moral values through Victorian children’s stories: Charles Dickens’s ‘Frauds on the Fairies’ (1853) and a ‘Robinson Crusoe’ nursery wallpaper design (1875-1900) by Eleri Ryley

This essay considers an article by Charles Dickens on the alteration of fairy tales alongside a nursery wallpaper design depicting scenes from the...

Charles Dickens, Fairy tales, Victorian Culture view
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