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The Speeding of the Pickwick Coach

Jonathan H. Grossman

in Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter first discusses how, in The Pickwick Papers, Dickens draws upon the effect on a community of being linked together temporally by a public transport system. It then turns to how ... More


Dickens's Originality: Serial Fiction, Celebrity, and The Pickwick Papers

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter delineates the place of Dickens's serial fiction in the early Victorian literary field by charting the history of the critical reception of Dickens's first serial novel and his emergence ... More


Families of Choice: Homoerotic Intermarriage and Sibling Triangulation

Holly Furneaux

in Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199566099
eISBN:
9780191721915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566099.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Throughout his career Dickens was fascinated by the limitations of the family as defined and formed by marriage and reproduction. He consistently explores alternative domestic spaces and bonds. This ... More


Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Jonathan H. Grossman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The same week in February 1836 that Charles Dickens was hired to write his first novel, The Pickwick Papers, the first railway line in London opened. This book explores the rise of the global, ... More


Introduction

Jonathan H. Grossman

in Charles Dickens's Networks: Public Transport and the Novel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199682164
eISBN:
9780191803734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199682164.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book’s main themes. The book explores the evolving understanding of the passenger transport system through three novels by Charles Dickens. ... More


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