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Dickens and the Dialectic of Growth
Badri Raina

In his works from Oliver Twist to Our Mutual Friend, Charles Dickens reveals a continuum of artistic as well as social development over a period of four decades. In this highly original study, Badri Raina relates Dickens’ novels thoroughly to one another, illuminating the works by seeing them in terms of the author’s changing social outlook, personal attitudes, and aesthetic practice. Raina’s book will fascinate readers of Dickens and will serve social historians as well.

At the time of publication,
Badri Raina was senior lecturer at Kirori Mal College at the University of Delhi. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

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August 1986
LC: 85-040767 PR
208 pp.   5 1/2 x 8 1/2
ISBN-10: 0-299-10610-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-10610-2
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