Everyone in Dickens

Greenwood Publishing Group, 1995 - 2506 pages

Until now, there has never been a work on Charles Dickens which has reflected absolutely everything he published, including his journalism and collaborative efforts. And never before has his oeuvre been arranged in the strictest practicable chronological order. Five hundred twenty-eight titles are dealt with in Everyone in Dickens, a three-volume reference set including: 5,200 individual character entries in Volumes I and II; 13,000 different figures reflected in Volume III; 293 illustrations associated with the earliest issuances of the works; and a series of 12 one-of-a-kind indexes covering characters by name, characters by family relationship, all historical persons mentioned, and much more. The set was created for people--students, scholars, and just readers--who would like to be able to find beloved Dickens characters quickly, discover new ones, and have a trove of accessible data on the man and his creations from which to embark on their own explorations and develop their own conclusions. Everyone in Dickens organizes the characters and nonfictional figures created or mentioned by Charles Dickens by work and within each work by importance. There are Principal Characters, Supporting Roles, Other Characters, Walk-ons, and Spear-carriers. Only Dickens' words are used, so the reader can enjoy each character in the round. Also provided are a plot or subject summary of each work, an abbreviation key, and publication information. Volume I covers all of Dickens' works from 1833-49, Volume II covers 1850-70, and Volume III includes indexes, tabulations, and original essays. Everyone in Dickens has had the benefit of input from some of the world's most eminent Dickensian scholars, and every effort has been made to make it the state of the art within its parameters. The collection has been endorsed by the Dickens Project at the University of California and has been praised by many experts. America's distinguished Dickens biographer, Fred Kaplan, has written the foreword, and the Curator of the Dickens House in London, David Parker, has written the preface.

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Table des matières

Named Characters Female Occupations and Vocations
Professional and Amateur Occupations and Vocations Mentioned in the Works
Named Characters Miscellaneous Categories and certain fauna
Essay Pairs and Parallels
Samples of Pairings within Works

Some of Dickenss Name Experiments
Certain Given Names of Interest Family and Other Figures Important in Dickenss Life
Distribution of Given Names By Letter of the Alphabet
Frequently Used Names
Major Characters Names Minimally Duplicated
Striking Omissions in Character Given Names
Distribution of Given Names without Surnames three usages or more
Given Names of Characters without Surnames
Found Given Names Used and Not Used
Pet and Other Animal Names
Parodic Archetypal and Allegorical Names and Sobriquets
Named Characters Male Occupations and Vocations
Generic Figures in Fiction and Nonfiction
Generic Figures Occupations and Vocations
Race Religion Relationship
Index IX Historical Figures
Historical Figures Occupations and Preoccupations
Biblical Literary Musical and Mythological References
Authors and Composers
Others Figures Quotations and Works
Associations Boroughs Companies Hostelries Houses Newspapers Prisons Schools and Ships
Time Chart
Glossary and Annotations
Threads to Pull On
Droits d'auteur

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Page 538 - Tom Jones, the Vicar of Wakefield, Don Quixote, Gil Blas, and Robinson Crusoe, came out, a glorious host, to keep me company.
Page 545 - Beneath those rugged elms, that yew-tree's shade Where heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap, Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, The rude Forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Page 542 - ... their bread ; go, Teachers of content and honest pride, into the mine, the mill, the forge, the squalid depths of deepest ignorance, and uttermost abyss of man's neglect, and say can any hopeful plant spring up in air so foul that it extinguishes the soul's bright torch as fast as it is kindled...
Page 538 - I have been Tom Jones (a child's Tom Jones, a harmless creature) for a week together. I have sustained my own idea of Roderick Random for a month at a stretch, I verily believe. I had a greedy relish for a few volumes of Voyages and Travels — I forget what, now — that were on those shelves; and for days and days I can remember to have gone about my region of our house, armed with the centre-piece out of an old set of boottrees — the perfect realisation of Captain Somebody, of the Royal British...
Page 339 - I assure you, Mr. Dombey, Nature intended me for an Arcadian. I am thrown away in society. Cows are my passion. What I have ever sighed for, has been to retreat to a, Swiss farm, and live entirely surrounded by cows — and china.
Page 542 - ... the tread of naked feet, bethink yourselves in looking on the swift descent of men who have lived in their own esteem, that there are scores of thousands breathing now, and breathing thick with painful toil, who in that high respect have never lived at all, nor had a chance of life ! Go ye, who rest so placidly upon the sacred Bard who had been young, and when he strung his harp was old, and had never...

À propos de l'auteur (1995)

Until 1988, GEORGE NEWLIN spent his professional career combining activities in law and finance with volunteer service in the arts and serious avocational musical performance. At that time, he withdrew from most of his activities in venture capital and assets management and began developing his concept for a new kind of literary anthology, beginning with the works of Charles Dickens. He continues his pro bono services in the music field.

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