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Oliver Twist: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Sources, Early Reviews, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)

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'\'\\\'The editor has corrected printers\\\\\\\" errors and annotated unfamiliar terms and allusions.

Three illustrations by George Cruikshank and a map of Oliver\\\\\\\'s London accompany the text.

\\\\\\\"Backgrounds and Sources\\\\\\\" focuses on The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, central both to Dickens and to the characters in Oliver Twist. The act\\\\\\\"s far-reaching implications are considered in source materials that include parlimentary debates on The Poor Laws, a harrowing account of an 1835 Bedfordshire riot, and \\\\\\\"An Appeal to Fallen Women,\\\\\\\" Dickens\\\\\\\" 1847 open letter to London\\\\\\\"s prostitutes urging them to turn their backs on \\\\\\\"debauchery and neglect.\\\\\\\"

Ten letters on Oliver Twist, written between 1837 and 1864, are reprinted, including those to the novel\\\\\\\"s publisher, the novel\\\\\\\"s illustrator, and John Forster, Dickens\\\\\\\" close friend and future biographer.

In addition, readers can trace the evolution of the novel by examining Dickens\\\\\\\" installment and chapter-division plans and enjoy \\\\\\\"Sikes and Nancy,\\\\\\\" the text of a public reading Dickens composed and performed often to large audiences.

\\\\\\\"Early Reviews\\\\\\\" provides eight witty, insightful, and at times impassioned responses to the novel and to Oliver\\\\\\\"s plight by William Makepeace Thackeray and John Forster (anonymously), among others.

\\\\\\\"Criticism\\\\\\\" includes twenty of the most significant interpretations of Oliver Twistpublished in this century. Included are essays by Henry James, George Gissing, Graham Greene, J. Hillis Miller, Harry Stone, Philip Collins, John Bayley, Keith Hollingsworth, Steven Marcus, Monroe Engel, James R. Kincaid, Michael Slater, Dennis Walder, Burton M. Wheeler, Janet Larson, Fred Kaplan, Robert Tracy, David Miller, John O. Jordan, and Gary Wills.

A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.\\\'\''

Synopsis:

A critical edition of "Oliver Twist" which reprints the 1846 text - the last edition Dickens substantially revised. It provides backrgound and source material which focuses on the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act; significant 20th-century interpretations of the novel; and witty early reactions to it.

Synopsis:

This Norton Critical Edition of a Dickens favorite reprints the 1846 text, the last edition of the novel substantially revised by Dickens and the one that most clearly reflects his authorial intentions.

Synopsis:

The editor has corrected printers' errors and annotated unfamiliar terms and allusions. Three illustrations by George Cruikshank and a map of Oliver's London accompany the text. "Backgrounds and Sources" focuses on The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, central both to Dickens and to the characters in Oliver Twist. The act's far-reaching implications are considered in source materials that include parlimentary debates on The Poor Laws, a harrowing account of an 1835 Bedfordshire riot, and "An Appeal to Fallen Women," Dickens' 1847 open letter to London's prostitutes urging them to turn their backs on "debauchery and neglect." Ten letters on , written between 1837 and 1864, are reprinted, including those to the novel's publisher, the novel's illustrator, and John Forster, Dickens' close friend and future biographer. In addition, readers can trace the evolution of the novel by examining Dickens' installment and chapter-division plans and enjoy "Sikes and Nancy," the text of a public reading Dickens composed and performed often to large audiences. "Early Reviews" provides eight witty, insightful, and at times impassioned responses to the novel and to Oliver's plight by William Makepeace Thackeray and John Forster (anonymously), among others. "Criticism" includes twenty of the most significant interpretations of published in this century. Included are essays by Henry James, George Gissing, Graham Greene, J. Hillis Miller, Harry Stone, Philip Collins, John Bayley, Keith Hollingsworth, Steven Marcus, Monroe Engel, James R. Kincaid, Michael Slater, Dennis Walder, Burton M. Wheeler, Janet Larson, Fred Kaplan, Robert Tracy, David Miller, John O. Jordan, and Gary Wills. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

Synopsis:

An adaptation of Dickens's story of the orphan forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London.

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 of English at both Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. A biographer and literary scholar, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Charles Dickens, A Biography.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393962925
Editor:
Kaplan, Fred
Author:
Kaplan, Fred
Author:
Dickens, Charles
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
History, criticism and surveys
Subject:
London
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Dickens, charles, 1812-1870
Subject:
Orphans -- England -- London -- Fiction.
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Boys
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st ed., Norton critical ed.
Series:
Norton Critical Edition
Series Volume:
25
Publication Date:
19921231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
624
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.2 x 1.3 in 1.27 lb

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Product details 624 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393962925 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A critical edition of "Oliver Twist" which reprints the 1846 text - the last edition Dickens substantially revised. It provides backrgound and source material which focuses on the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act; significant 20th-century interpretations of the novel; and witty early reactions to it.
"Synopsis" by , This Norton Critical Edition of a Dickens favorite reprints the 1846 text, the last edition of the novel substantially revised by Dickens and the one that most clearly reflects his authorial intentions.
"Synopsis" by , The editor has corrected printers' errors and annotated unfamiliar terms and allusions. Three illustrations by George Cruikshank and a map of Oliver's London accompany the text. "Backgrounds and Sources" focuses on The Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, central both to Dickens and to the characters in Oliver Twist. The act's far-reaching implications are considered in source materials that include parlimentary debates on The Poor Laws, a harrowing account of an 1835 Bedfordshire riot, and "An Appeal to Fallen Women," Dickens' 1847 open letter to London's prostitutes urging them to turn their backs on "debauchery and neglect." Ten letters on , written between 1837 and 1864, are reprinted, including those to the novel's publisher, the novel's illustrator, and John Forster, Dickens' close friend and future biographer. In addition, readers can trace the evolution of the novel by examining Dickens' installment and chapter-division plans and enjoy "Sikes and Nancy," the text of a public reading Dickens composed and performed often to large audiences. "Early Reviews" provides eight witty, insightful, and at times impassioned responses to the novel and to Oliver's plight by William Makepeace Thackeray and John Forster (anonymously), among others. "Criticism" includes twenty of the most significant interpretations of published in this century. Included are essays by Henry James, George Gissing, Graham Greene, J. Hillis Miller, Harry Stone, Philip Collins, John Bayley, Keith Hollingsworth, Steven Marcus, Monroe Engel, James R. Kincaid, Michael Slater, Dennis Walder, Burton M. Wheeler, Janet Larson, Fred Kaplan, Robert Tracy, David Miller, John O. Jordan, and Gary Wills. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
"Synopsis" by , An adaptation of Dickens's story of the orphan forced to practice thievery and live a life of crime in nineteenth-century London.
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