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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $15.00
  • August 2016
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-28438-6
  • 512 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

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Charles Dickens (Author), Fred Kaplan (Editor, Queens College, City University of New York)


“An excellent collection of critical and social commentary that will help to make Dickens’ image of Victorian England meaningful to all students.” —John Howard Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan University

This Norton Critical Edition includes:
- Sylvere Monod’s superbly edited text, based on the 1854 edition and accompanied by Fred Kaplan’s expanded annotations.
- Fourteen illustrations from 1854 to circa 1890.
- Contextual pieces by social critics and theorists of Dickens’ time that give readers outstanding examples of views on industrialism, education, and utilitarianism in the nineteenth century.
- Eight new critical essays by Paulette Kidder, David M. Levy, Christopher Barnes, Theodore Dalrymple, Christina Lupton, Efraim Sicher, Nils Clausson, and Kent Greenfield and John E. Nilsson.
- A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.


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