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Title:
Dickens and the rhetoric of laughter
Publication Information:
Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1971.
ISBN:
9780198120162
Physical Description:
ix, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
The Pickwick papers: the vision from the wheelbarrow -- Oliver Twist: laughter and the rhetoric of attack -- The old curiosity shop: laughter and pathos -- Barnaby Rudge: laughter and structure -- Martin Chuzzlewit: the comedy of accommodation -- David Copperfield: laughter and point of view -- Little Dorrit: the attack on comedy -- Our mutual friend: Mr. Pickwick in Purgatory.
Abstract:
Kincaid argues that the funny Dickens and the "dark" Dickens are one, and that our response to his humour is no less important is Little Dorrit than in Pickwick.
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