The Resource Little Dorrit's shadows : character and contradiction in Dickens, Brian Rosenberg

Little Dorrit's shadows : character and contradiction in Dickens, Brian Rosenberg

Label
Little Dorrit's shadows : character and contradiction in Dickens
Title
Little Dorrit's shadows
Title remainder
character and contradiction in Dickens
Statement of responsibility
Brian Rosenberg
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Little Dorrit's Shadows, Brian Rosenberg explores the specific relations between Dickens's ambivalent or self-contradictory imagination and his creation of character, arguing that contradiction and uncertainty do not merely color Dickens's characterization but account in large part for its distinctiveness and success. Characters that seem initially to be thoroughly knowable prove in the end to be as present and absent, definite and indefinite as shadows."--BOOK JACKET. "Rosenberg is fully familiar with Dickensian criticism and with commentary on the subject of characterization in general. He concentrates on Dickens's eleventh novel, Little Dorrit, in which doubts and conflicts combine to shape the fictional structure on virtually every level. And because Little Dorrit is founded on contradiction, the contradictory elements in the characterization are granted free rein. Working outward from close analyses of characterization in Little Dorrit to more general considerations of Dickens's other novels, Rosenberg does justice both to the achievement of Little Dorrit and to the ways it resembles and differs from Dickens's fourteen other substantial texts."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Brian
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4589
LC item number
.R6 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Characters and characteristics in literature
  • Contradiction in literature
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Little Dorrit's shadows : character and contradiction in Dickens, Brian Rosenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-160) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • "So Exactly Alike, and So Completely One": Twins, Mirrors, and Shadows
  • 6.
  • "Totally Uncalled For by Anything Said by Anybody": Character and Structure
  • Conclusion: The Inimitable
  • 1.
  • Characters, Critics, Contradictions
  • 2.
  • "Immeshed in Uncertainties": The Double Life of Little Dorrit
  • 3.
  • Words without Power
  • 4.
  • Second Nature: The Fragmentation of Personality
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 165 p.
Isbn
9780826210586
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96002317
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM34358483
  • CARL034358483
Label
Little Dorrit's shadows : character and contradiction in Dickens, Brian Rosenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-160) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • "So Exactly Alike, and So Completely One": Twins, Mirrors, and Shadows
  • 6.
  • "Totally Uncalled For by Anything Said by Anybody": Character and Structure
  • Conclusion: The Inimitable
  • 1.
  • Characters, Critics, Contradictions
  • 2.
  • "Immeshed in Uncertainties": The Double Life of Little Dorrit
  • 3.
  • Words without Power
  • 4.
  • Second Nature: The Fragmentation of Personality
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 165 p.
Isbn
9780826210586
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96002317
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • OCM34358483
  • CARL034358483

Library Locations

  • Athmar ParkBorrow it
    1055 S. Tejon Street, Denver, CO, 80223, US
    39.697149 -105.013016
  • Bear ValleyBorrow it
    5171 West Dartmouth Avenue, Denver, CO, 80236, US
    39.656522 -105.051463
  • Blair-Caldwell African American Research LibraryBorrow it
    2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO, 80205, US
    39.752497 -104.981474
  • ByersBorrow it
    675 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO, 80204, US
    39.727059 -104.998913
  • Central LibraryBorrow it
    10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO, 80204, US
    39.737125 -104.987572
  • DeckerBorrow it
    1501 South Logan Street, Denver, CO, 80210, US
    39.689059 -104.983206
  • Eugene FieldBorrow it
    810 South University Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80209, US
    39.701755 -104.95898
  • Ford WarrenBorrow it
    2825 High Street, Denver, CO, 80205, US
    39.757418 -104.965353
  • Green Valley RanchBorrow it
    4856 North Andes Court, Denver, CO, 80249, US
    39.78468 -104.766966
  • HadleyBorrow it
    1890 South Grove Street, Denver, CO, 80219, US
    39.68249 -105.025864
  • HampdenBorrow it
    9755 East Girard Avenue, Denver, CO, 80231, US
    39.654622 -104.87478
  • MontbelloBorrow it
    12955 Albrook Drive, Denver, CO, 80239, US
    39.780261 -104.840459
  • Park HillBorrow it
    4705 Montview Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80207, US
    39.747817 -104.932566
  • Pauline RobinsonBorrow it
    5575 E 33rd Ave, Denver, CO, 80207, US
    39.764077 -104.922847
  • Reading RocketsBorrow it
  • Rodolfo "Corky" GonzalesBorrow it
    1498 N. Irving Street, Denver, CO, 80204, US
    39.740111 -105.029694
  • Ross-BarnumBorrow it
    3570 West 1st Avenue, Denver, CO, 80219, US
    39.717957 -105.034543
  • Ross-BroadwayBorrow it
    33 East Bayaud Avenue, Denver, CO, 80209, US
    39.71497 -104.98665
  • Ross-Cherry CreekBorrow it
    305 Milwaukee Street, Denver, CO, 80206, US
    39.721192 -104.952532
  • Ross-University HillsBorrow it
    4310 East Amherst Avenue, Denver, CO, 80222, US
    39.665228 -104.937587
  • Sam GaryBorrow it
    2961 Roslyn Street, Denver, CO, 80238, US
    39.759326 -104.900536
  • Schlessman FamilyBorrow it
    100 Poplar Street, Denver, CO, 80220, US
    39.71867 -104.904314
  • SmileyBorrow it
    4501 West 46th Avenue, Denver, CO, 80212, US
    39.780541 -105.04509
  • Valdez-PerryBorrow it
    4690 Vine St, Denver, CO, 80216, US
    39.78172 -104.962102
  • Virginia VillageBorrow it
    1500 South Dahlia Street, Denver, CO, 80222, US
    39.689117 -104.931128
  • WestwoodBorrow it
    1000 South Lowell Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80219, US
    39.698321 -105.034042
  • WoodburyBorrow it
    3265 Federal Boulevard, Denver, CO, 80211, US
    39.763092 -105.025692
Processing Feedback ...