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Dickens and crime, Philip Collins

Label
Dickens and crime
Title
Dickens and crime
Statement of responsibility
Philip Collins
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This classic of Dickens criticism, now in its third edition, provides a fascinating insight into Dickens's thinking and writing on crime. Extraordinary in character, as well as literary skill, he displayed a shrewd insight into the criminal character, whilst demanding tough penalties for those who broke the law. At one stage attracted to a career as a metropolitan magistrate, Dickens turned instead to fiction and discovered there an outlet for his enduring fascination with the darker side of human nature
  • Thieves, cheats and murderers people the pages of his novels, few of which are without some serious crime. But the treatment of crime for Dickens was far more than an authorial device: it was a focal point for his deep concern with social problems and played a vital role in his attempt to understand these ills. Dickens and Crime continues to be one of the most significant and illuminating studies into Dickens's creative imagination, and its reappearance in print will be warmly welcomed by scholars and general readers alike
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-2007
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collins, Philip
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Literature and society
  • Criminals in literature
  • Crime in literature
Label
Dickens and crime, Philip Collins
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-362) 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
I. Dickens and his Age -- II. Newgate -- III. The Silent System -- Coldbath fields prison -- IV. The Home for Homeless Women -- V. The Separate System -- Philadelphia and the Bastille -- VI. The Pentonville Experiment -- VII. The Marks System -- VIII. The Bench -- IX. The Police -- X. The Punishment of Death -- XI. Murder: From Bill Sikes to Bradley Headstone -- XII. The Mysteries in Edwin Drood
Control code
30667044
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780312123277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1642364
Label
Dickens and crime, Philip Collins
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-362) 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
I. Dickens and his Age -- II. Newgate -- III. The Silent System -- Coldbath fields prison -- IV. The Home for Homeless Women -- V. The Separate System -- Philadelphia and the Bastille -- VI. The Pentonville Experiment -- VII. The Marks System -- VIII. The Bench -- IX. The Police -- X. The Punishment of Death -- XI. Murder: From Bill Sikes to Bradley Headstone -- XII. The Mysteries in Edwin Drood
Control code
30667044
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
xvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780312123277
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(WaOLN)1642364

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