By John Glavin

ISBN-10: 0521032377

ISBN-13: 9780521032377

ISBN-10: 0521633222

ISBN-13: 9780521633222

After Dickens is either a performative examining of Dickens the novelist and an exploration of the possibility of adaptive functionality of the novels themselves. John Glavin conducts a old inquiry into Dickens's courting to the theatre and theatricality of his personal time, and uncovers a way more ambivalent, usually adversarial, courting than has hitherto been spotted. during this context, Dickens's novels may be obvious as a kind of counter-performance, one that may enable the writer to accomplish with no being noticeable or scrutinized. yet Glavin additionally identifies a wealthy performative capability in Dickens's fiction, and describes new how you can degree that fiction in emotionally robust, significantly acute diversifications. The publication as an entire, consequently, bargains a interpreting of Dickens via an strange alliance among literary feedback and theatrical performance.

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