Monthly Archives: July 2016

Representations of the Damaging Childhood in Literary Works: Charles Dickens’s Oliver Twist.

Charles Dickens is possibly the first English novelist to deal with the connections between the damaging underprivileged childhood and society. Oliver Twist involves a reformist agenda. In his 1867 preface to the Queensway edition to his novel, Oliver Twist, Dickens … Continue reading

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Representations of the Damaging Childhood in Literary Works: Part 1

Some years ago now when I was researching for my MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree, and looking at representations of the damaging childhood in literary works, I chose four significant literary works for discussion in the exegetical component to my … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens, journalist, writer, social commentator, and philanthropist, created some of the world’s best known literary characters, and is possibly the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. Dickens’s literary success began with the 1836 serial publication of The … Continue reading

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