Contains F.R. Leavis's essay on "Hard Times", initially published in "Scrutiny" in 1947 and subsequently in "The Great Tradition" (1950), together with contributions by F.R. and Q.D. Leavis on "Dombey and Son", "David Copperfield", "Bleak House", "Little Dorrit" and "Great Expectations".
Among the contents of this book are F.R. Leavis's essay on "Hard Times", initially published to a chilly reception in "Scrutiny" in 1947 and subsequently in "The Great Tradition" (1950), together with contributions by F.R. and Q.D. Leavis on "Dombey and Son", "David Copperfield", "Bleak House", "Little Dorrit" and "Great Expectations". Its aim was to consider the development of Dickens's powers and his contribution to the art of the novel. Comparisons are drawn within Dickens's oeuvre and with writers as various as Smollett, Blake and Tolstoy, and Q.D. Leavis's concluding chapter explores the function of the illustrations to Dickens.
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CHAPTER ONE: The First Major Novel: Dombey and Son - F.R.L.; Appendix: Dickens and Smollett - Q.D.L. CHAPTER TWO: Dickens and Tolstoy: The Case for a Serious View of David Copperfield - Q.D.L; Appendix A: Dora 'from a woman's point of view'; Appendix B: Oliver Twist, Jane Eyre and David Copperfield; Appendix C: Dickens's Exposure Scenes. CHAPTER THREE: Bleak House: A Chancery World - Q.D.L; Appendix A: The Symbolic Function of the Doctor in Victorian Novels; Appendix B: Mayhew and Dickens. CHAPTER FOUR: Hard Times: The World of Bentham - F.R.L. CHAPTER FIVE: Dickens and Blake: Little Dorrit - F.R.L. CHAPTER SIX: How we must read Great Expectations - Q.D.L. CHAPTER SEVEN: The Dickens Illustrations: Their Function - Q.D.L.
Dickens the Novelist by F. R. Leavis
F. R. Leavis
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