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The Resource Charles Dickens and the properties of fiction : the lodger world, Ushashi Dasgupta

Charles Dickens and the properties of fiction : the lodger world, Ushashi Dasgupta

Label
Charles Dickens and the properties of fiction : the lodger world
Title
Charles Dickens and the properties of fiction
Title remainder
the lodger world
Statement of responsibility
Ushashi Dasgupta
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Dickens was nineteen years old, he wrote a poem for Maria Beadnell, the young woman he wished to marry. The poem imagined Maria as a welcoming landlady offering lodgings to let. Almost forty years later, Dickens died, leaving his final novel unfinished - in its last scene, another landlady sets breakfast down for her enigmatic lodger. These kinds of characters are everywhere in Dickens's writing. Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World explores the significance of tenancy in his fiction.0In nineteenth century Britain the vast majority of people rented, rather than owned, their homes. Instead of keeping to themselves, they shared space - renting, lodging, taking lodgers in, or simply living side-by-side in a crowded modern city. Charles Dickens explored both the chaos and the unexpected harmony to be found in rented spaces, the loneliness and sociability, the interactions between cohabitants, the complex gender dynamics at play, and the relationship between space and money.0Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction demonstrates that a cosy, secluded home life was beyond the reach of most Victorian Londoners, and considers Dickens's nuanced conception of domesticity. Tenancy maintained an enduring hold upon his imagination, giving him new stories to tell and offering him a set of models to think about authorship. He celebrated the fact that unassuming houses brim with narrative potential: comedies, romances, and detective plots take place behind their doors. Charles Dickens and the Properties of Fiction: The Lodger World wedges these doors open
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Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
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Dasgupta, Ushashi
Dewey number
823.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4592.H55
LC item number
D37 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford English monographs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Architecture, Domestic, in literature
  • Boardinghouses in literature
  • Literature and society
  • English fiction
  • London (England)
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Literature
  • Architecture, Domestic, in literature
  • Boardinghouses in literature
  • English fiction
  • Literature and society
  • England
  • England
Label
Charles Dickens and the properties of fiction : the lodger world, Ushashi Dasgupta
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Building a career : from Sketches to Dombey -- 'To let to let to let' : the Bildungsroman and the spatial imagination -- 'The property of 1851' : the great exhibition and the business of hospitality -- Interlude : Londoners Maritimized -- 'Is this an hotel? are there thieves in the house?' : the spatial contexts of crime -- How to live together : collaborative fiction
Control code
1127872015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780198859116
Lccn
2019957621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1127872015
Label
Charles Dickens and the properties of fiction : the lodger world, Ushashi Dasgupta
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-297) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Building a career : from Sketches to Dombey -- 'To let to let to let' : the Bildungsroman and the spatial imagination -- 'The property of 1851' : the great exhibition and the business of hospitality -- Interlude : Londoners Maritimized -- 'Is this an hotel? are there thieves in the house?' : the spatial contexts of crime -- How to live together : collaborative fiction
Control code
1127872015
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 307 pages
Isbn
9780198859116
Lccn
2019957621
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1127872015

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