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Twisting the Newgate Tale: Popular Culture, Pleasure and the Politics of Genre

Juliet John

in Dickens's Villains: Melodrama, Character, Popular Culture

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198184614
eISBN:
9780191714214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184614.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses popular culture, pleasure, and the politics of genre. The term ‘Newgate’ refers to the famous prison destroyed by fire in 1780 and to The Newgate Calendar; or, The Malefactors' ... More


Introduction

Katy Layton-Jones

in Beyond the Metropolis: The changing image of urban Britain, 1780-1880

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099694
eISBN:
9781526104038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099694.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The introduction provides a concise account of provincial urbanisation between 1780 and 1880 and outlines the weaknesses of received historical wisdom that relies on categorising eighteenth and ... More


Dickensian Realism and Telescopic Philanthropy

Frank Christianson

in Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625086
eISBN:
9780748652068
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625086.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides readings of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and Bleak House that responds to a critical tradition which sees philanthropy as a failed effort to transform the system, ... More


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