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ISBN-10:
0393284387
ISBN-13:
9780393284386
Pub. Date:
08/22/2016
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
ISBN-10:
0393284387
ISBN-13:
9780393284386
Pub. Date:
08/22/2016
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Hard Times: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 4

Hard Times: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 4

by Charles Dickens, Fred Kaplan Charles Dickens
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Overview

“An excellent collection of critical and social commentary that will help to make Dickens’ image of Victorian England meaningful to all students.” —John Howard Wilson, Dakota Wesleyan University


This Norton Critical Edition includes:

- Sylvere Monod’s superbly edited text, based on the 1854 edition and accompanied by Fred Kaplan’s expanded annotations.

- Fourteen illustrations from 1854 to circa 1890.

- Contextual pieces by social critics and theorists of Dickens’ time that give readers outstanding examples of views on industrialism, education, and utilitarianism in the nineteenth century.

- Eight new critical essays by Paulette Kidder, David M. Levy, Christopher Barnes, Theodore Dalrymple, Christina Lupton, Efraim Sicher, Nils Clausson, and Kent Greenfield and John E. Nilsson.

- A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393284386
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/22/2016
Series: Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description: Fourth Edition
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 398,899
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers of all time. His many works include the classics The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers and many more.

Fred Kaplan is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. A biographer and literary scholar, he is the author of John Quincy Adams: American Visionary, The Singular Mark Twain: A Biography, Lincoln: The Biography of a Writer, Henry James: The Imagination of Genius: A Biography, and Dickens: A Biography, among others. His Thomas Carlyle: A Biography was nominated for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award and for the Pulitzer Prize. His Sacred Tears: Sentimentality in Victorian Fiction, Dickens and Mesmerism: The Hidden Springs of Fiction, and Miracles of Rare Device: The Poet’s Sense of Self in Nineteenth-Century Poetry are important contributions to the study of Romantic and Victorian British literature and culture. He is currently at work on a study of Lincoln, John Quincy Adams, and slavery and a biography of Thomas Jefferson.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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