9780393958287

David Copperfield (Norton Critical Editions)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393958287

  • ISBN10:

    0393958280

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 1989-11-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

The editor has made necessary typographical corrections and carefullyintroduced and annotated the text for the student reader. Dickens' number plans for David Copperfield , which reveal his practiceboth as a serial writer and as a craftsman, are also included. "Backgrounds" focuses on Dickens' personal involvement with andresponse to the novel's publication. Included are passages from hisletters relating to David Copperfield , an autobiographical fragment,his preface to the 1869 edition of the novel, and a relevant excerptfrom Little Dorrit. "Criticism" is comprised of twelve essays by distinguished Dickensiansrepresenting a wide range of judgment and analysis. John Forster,Matthew Arnold, E. K. Brown, Gwendolyn B. Needham, Monroe Engel, J.Hillis Miller, Mark Spilka, Harry Stone, Bert G. Hornback, GarrettStewart, Robert L. Patten, and Alexander Walsh provide a variety ofperspectives. A Chronology of Dickens' Life and Works and a Selected Bibliography arealso included.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
The Text of David Copperfield (1850)
1(762)
A Note on the Illustrations
739(2)
Number Plans for David Copperfield
741(22)
Backgrounds
763(88)
Preface to the 1869 Edition
765(1)
The Autobiographical Fragment
766(6)
Passages from Dickens' Letters Relating to David Copperfield
772(4)
Excerpt from Little Dorrit, Chapter XIII
776(6)
Criticism
David, Less and More than Dickens
782(1)
John Forster
Mr. Creakle and the Irish
783(3)
Matthew Arnold
The Art of ``The Crowded Novel''
786(8)
E. K. Brown
The Undisciplined Heart of David Copperfield
794(12)
Gwendolyn B. Needham
The Theme of David Copperfield
806(4)
Monroe Engel
Dickens' Novel of Memory
810(7)
J. Hillis Miller
David Copperfield as Psychological Fiction
817(9)
Mark Spilka
Fairy Tales and Ogres: Dickens' Imagination and David Copperfield
826(6)
Harry Stone
David's Vocation as Novelist: Frustration and Resolution in David Copperfield
832(4)
Bert G. Hornback
Mr. Micawber's Novel
836(7)
Garrett Stewart
Autobiography into Autobiography
843(3)
Robert L. Patten
A Novelist's Novelist
846(5)
Alexander Welsh
A Chronology of Dickens' Life and Works 851(2)
Selected Bibliography 853

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