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The Resource The reader in the Dickens world : style and response, Susan R. Horton

The reader in the Dickens world : style and response, Susan R. Horton

Label
The reader in the Dickens world : style and response
Title
The reader in the Dickens world
Title remainder
style and response
Statement of responsibility
Susan R. Horton
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book describes the complex feelings of surprise, puzzlement, delight and betrayal prompted in the reader as he makes his way through what Humphrey House first called "The Dickens World." More importantly, it identifies the causes for those conflicting feelings. Other recent books have suggested they are the result of Dickens's practice of creating "multi-plot novels" that present "competing structural principles." Professor Horton suggests that those conflicting feelings can be seen to be generated at the stylistic level. - Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horton, Susan R
Dewey number
823/.8
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4581
LC item number
.H6 1981
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Reader-response criticism
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Esthétique de la réception
  • Leser
  • Lesevorgang
  • Roman
Label
The reader in the Dickens world : style and response, Susan R. Horton
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Note on the texts -- Introduction -- Intention, text and response -- Sequence and consequence : from truckling knave to trickling blood -- The reader at work. The rhetorics of image and idea -- Rhetoric and plot -- The reticent rhetorician -- The rhetoric of "seems" -- The world beyond the Dickens world. Dickens's peripheral vision -- The huddle -- The double vision -- The time telescope and the labyrinth of the conditional : the expanding world in time and possibility -- The dynamics of description. Description as re-creation -- Description as defence -- Descriptions and repetitions -- One reader reading : the reader in The Old Curiosity Shop
Control code
6734702
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 136 pages
Isbn
9780822911401
Lccn
80053031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)83883
  • (OCoLC)6734702
Label
The reader in the Dickens world : style and response, Susan R. Horton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Note on the texts -- Introduction -- Intention, text and response -- Sequence and consequence : from truckling knave to trickling blood -- The reader at work. The rhetorics of image and idea -- Rhetoric and plot -- The reticent rhetorician -- The rhetoric of "seems" -- The world beyond the Dickens world. Dickens's peripheral vision -- The huddle -- The double vision -- The time telescope and the labyrinth of the conditional : the expanding world in time and possibility -- The dynamics of description. Description as re-creation -- Description as defence -- Descriptions and repetitions -- One reader reading : the reader in The Old Curiosity Shop
Control code
6734702
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 136 pages
Isbn
9780822911401
Lccn
80053031
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (WaOLN)83883
  • (OCoLC)6734702

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