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David Copperfield and the Absorbent Book

Leah Price

in How to Do Things with Books in Victorian Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691114170
eISBN:
9781400842186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691114170.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter assesses what makes the novel associate printed matter with interruption in particular. It also asks what difference does it make that the act in which the characters are interrupted ... More


Getting David Copperfield: Humor, Sensus Communis, and Moral Agreement

Jesse Rosenthal

in Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196640
eISBN:
9781400883738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196640.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter looks at another narrative mechanism that an author could use to imply that there was a “law” governing the text: humor. This is not, as the chapter shows through a discussion of ... More


Charles Dickens’s Heroic Victims: Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, and Pip

Richard Locke

in Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines Charles Dickens's most famous characters, Oliver Twist in The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress (1837–39), David Copperfield in The Personal History of ... More


Culture, Machines, and Cultural Industry

Juliet John

in Dickens and Mass Culture

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199257928
eISBN:
9780191594854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257928.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Chapter 5 acts as a fulcrum for the book, examining Dickens's attitudes to culture and the machine, looking forward to the importance of machines to Dickens's afterlives, and back to the real and ... More


The Cukor “Problem”: , , and

Robert B. Ray

in George Cukor: Hollywood Master

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748693566
eISBN:
9781474416023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693566.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter attempts to discover Cukor's style despite his frequent avoidances of a blatant directorial presence in his works by comparing his movies with other versions of the same source material. ... More


Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Richard Locke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyzes ten books in which children feature as critical characters and assesses the ways the children in these novels have been used to explore and evade large social, psychological and ... More


Charles Dickens

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the relationship between the life and work of Charles Dickens. In Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens, Robert Gottlieb offers an account of the lives ... More


Institutionalized Apprenticeship: London and Naples

Robert O. Gjerdingen

in Child Composers in the Old Conservatories: How Orphans Became Elite Musicians

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190653590
eISBN:
9780190653620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653590.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Theory, Analysis, Composition

Apprenticeship was the normal way to learn a trade in past centuries. A typical master might have one or two apprentices, who lived in the master’s home like members of the family. A new path for ... More


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