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

By Mary Hammond

nice expectancies has had a protracted, energetic and occasionally excellent existence due to the fact its first serialized visual appeal in the entire yr around among 1 December 1860 and three August 1861. during this new publishing and reception background, Mary Hammond demonstrates that whereas Dickens’s 13th novel can let us know very much concerning the dynamic mid-Victorian second into which it used to be born, its afterlife past the nineteenth-century Anglophone international finds the whole volume of its versatility. Re-assessing generations of Dickens scholarship and utilizing newly chanced on archival fabric, Hammond covers the formative background of serious expectancies' early years, analyses the level and importance of its international succeed in, and explores the ways that it has functioned as literature and degree, television, movie and radio drama from its first visual appeal to the newest movie model of 2012. Appendices contain modern experiences and finished bibliographies of diversifications and translations. The ebook is a wealthy source for students and scholars of Dickens; of comparative literature; and of publishing, readership, and media history.

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