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The Resource Charles Dickens and 'Boz' : the birth of the industrial-age author, Robert L. Patten

Charles Dickens and 'Boz' : the birth of the industrial-age author, Robert L. Patten

Label
Charles Dickens and 'Boz' : the birth of the industrial-age author
Title
Charles Dickens and 'Boz'
Title remainder
the birth of the industrial-age author
Statement of responsibility
Robert L. Patten
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dickens' rise to fame and his world-wide popularity were by no means inevitable. He started out with no clear career in mind, drifting in and out of the theatre, journalism and editing before finding unexpected success as a creative writer. Taking account of everything known about Dickens's apprentice years, Robert L. Patten narrates the fierce struggle Dickens then had to create an alter ego, Boz, and later to contain and extinguish him. His revision of Dickens' biography in the context of early Victorian social and political history and print culture opens up a more unstable, yet more fascinating, portrait of Dickens. The book tells the story of how Dickens created an authorial persona that highlighted certain attributes and concealed others about his life, talent and publications. This complicated narrative of struggle, determination, dead ends and new beginnings is as gripping as one of Dickens' own novels"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patten, Robert L
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4588
LC item number
.P38 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Label
Charles Dickens and 'Boz' : the birth of the industrial-age author, Robert L. Patten
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 382-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Christening Boz (1812-1834) : the journalism sketches -- 2. Characterizing Boz (1834-1837) : Sketches by Boz -- 3. Writing Boz (1836-1837) : The Pickwick papers -- 4. Hiring Boz (1837-1839) : Bentley's miscellany and Oliver Twist -- 5. Paying Boz (1838-1839) : Nicholas Nickleby -- 6. Rewriting Boz (1839-1841) : Master Humphrey's clock and The old curiosity shop -- 7. Unwriting Boz (1841) : Master Humphrey's clock and Barnaby Rudge
Control code
756167364
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 408 pages
Isbn
9781107023512
Lccn
2011043659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)756167364
Label
Charles Dickens and 'Boz' : the birth of the industrial-age author, Robert L. Patten
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 382-395) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Christening Boz (1812-1834) : the journalism sketches -- 2. Characterizing Boz (1834-1837) : Sketches by Boz -- 3. Writing Boz (1836-1837) : The Pickwick papers -- 4. Hiring Boz (1837-1839) : Bentley's miscellany and Oliver Twist -- 5. Paying Boz (1838-1839) : Nicholas Nickleby -- 6. Rewriting Boz (1839-1841) : Master Humphrey's clock and The old curiosity shop -- 7. Unwriting Boz (1841) : Master Humphrey's clock and Barnaby Rudge
Control code
756167364
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 408 pages
Isbn
9781107023512
Lccn
2011043659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)756167364

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