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Charles Dickens's Great Expectations: A Cultural Life, by Mary Hammond

By Mary Hammond

nice expectancies has had a protracted, energetic and occasionally impressive existence in view that its first serialized visual appeal in all of the 12 months around among 1 December 1860 and three August 1861. during this new publishing and reception historical past, Mary Hammond demonstrates that whereas Dickens’s 13th novel can let us know greatly in regards to the dynamic mid-Victorian second into which it used to be born, its afterlife past the nineteenth-century Anglophone international unearths the total quantity of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and utilizing newly came across archival fabric, Hammond covers the formative heritage of serious expectancies' early years, analyses the level and value of its international achieve, and explores the ways that it has functioned as literature and degree, television, movie and radio drama from its first visual appeal to the most recent movie model of 2012. Appendices comprise modern experiences and finished bibliographies of variations and translations. The e-book is a wealthy source for students and scholars of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

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