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They are, however, both rather undercooked and undramatic in structure — Dickens still relies upon the techniques used in Pickwick: introduce a set of characters and have them tell us another story. This distancing removes any dramatic tension from the tale. Their unsophistication is seen from a modern vantage point, however, and I suppose they may have been more successful in early nineteenth century England. As it is, they are barely worth commenting upon.

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Presented in small volumes, with clear type but devoid of notation except for a brief and rather basic introduction , they should nevertheless be congratulated for taking the effort to bring these lesser known works into the public sphere. Sep 13, Melodee rated it liked it Shelves: 19th-century , british , short-stories. This book offers a synopsis of the major types of young gentlemen in 19th century society.

It features Dickens' excellent sense of humor, along with sarcasm in some cases. It is an excellent little short read, and really does summarize the types of gentlemen I have encountered in 19th century fiction. May 07, Sirigiri Vipin rated it it was ok Shelves: fiction. Dickens creates a Buzzfeed sort of list on types of men in Britain in the 19th century in his tongue-in-cheek fashion. One really needs to have a decent background though about UK history to enjoy all the sarcasms and witty euphemisms.

Apr 26, Clarisse rated it it was amazing. The most amusing dating profile of Victorian young men and how to avoid them.

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Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius.

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His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity. Dicke Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison.

Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms. Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His novella, A Christmas Carol , remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London.

Dickens's creative genius has been praised by fellow writers—from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G. Chesterton—for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism.

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On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism. The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters. Subject Reference. English Dictionaries. Bilingual Dictionaries. Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens.


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