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Great Expectations

Charles Dickens
Further Study

Suggestions for Further Reading

Further Study Suggestions for Further Reading

Bloom, Harold, ed. Charles Dickens: Bloom’s BioCritiques. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2002.

A concise biography of Dickens, and selection of key critical essays.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations: Modern Critical Interpretations. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 2000.

A selection of critical essays as well as a bibliography and overview of key biographical events.

Chesterton, G. K. Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens. North Yorkshire, UK: House of Stratus, 2001

Critical reflections on all of Dickens’s novels.

Collins, Philip. Dickens and Education. New York: St. Martins, 1963.

Critical study analyzing Dicken’s perspective on education, how the theme appears in his novel, and how his treatment of the theme was impacted by his own experiences.

Leavis, F. R., and Q. D. Leavis. Dickens the Novelist. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1979.

A famous critical study often credited with reigniting scholarly interest in Dickens at a time when his reputation had suffered.

Tredell, Nicolas, ed. Charles Dickens: Great Expectations. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.

Selection of critical and theoretical essays from structural, symbolic, political, psychological, social and sexual perspectives, relating the novel to its own time and to a range of 20th century critical and theoretical perspectives.

Manning, Sylvia Bank. Dickens as Satirist. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1971.

A critical analysis of Dickens’s use of satire in a selection of his novel.

Wilson, Angus. The World of Charles Dickens. New York: Viking, 1970.

A detailed biography with a focus on the historical and material context.

Wilson, Edmund. The Wound and the Bo Seven Studies in Literature. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 1997.

A collection of seven essays on the connection between art and suffering.