CHARLES DICKENS AND EARLY VICTORIAN ENGLAND by R.J. Cruiksbank

CHARLES DICKENS AND EARLY VICTORIAN ENGLAND

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A more indiative title would be ""The Age of Dickens"" for that author appears only as the quotable champion and personal symbol of the most representative group- the lower middle class. The book itself is as cluttered as any drawing room of the era and pre supposes a meticulous background in both its history and literature in order to correlate this nostalgic melange into the intended overall view of the period. The 32 gravure plates, 37 line illustrations, 14 charts in color and 16 pages of statistics are as varied and individually informative as the numerous subjects here touched upon, but do not serve to unscramble the literary litter.

Pub Date: Feb. 21st, 1950
Publisher: Chanticleer Press