melodrama in Dickens's writing

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As a pejorative term, ‘melodrama’ has often been used as a stick to beat Dickens with. His stagey villains, too-good heroines, improbable plots, and heightened rhetoric bear close relation to ...

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century).

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