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Humphry House

(1908—1955) literary scholar

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Englishness, Dickens's

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

‘Boz is a truly national author—English to the backbone’, wrote the Quarterly Review (June 1839) in one early attempt to explain his popularity. The next year Thomas Hood was praising ...

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law and legal institutions

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The law has long been the butt of writers, artists, and popular culture, quick to seize upon the disjunction between its lofty claims and its debased reality. Dickens drew freely ...

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letters of Dickens

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

Dickens's letters (the standard edition is the Pilgrim Edition, hereafter Pilgrim) bear witness to the physical and mental intensity of his life, even while constituting a significant body...

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