The Victorian Age C. Dickens

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The Victorian Age C. Dickens

  1. 1. The Victorian Age Charles Dickens Raffaele Nardella http://www.wilkie-collins.info/wilkie_collins_dickens.htm
  2. 2. Life and Works <ul><li>Born in Portsmouth 1812 </li></ul><ul><li>Father in prison </li></ul><ul><li>Work at 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Periodicals: Sketches by Boz </li></ul><ul><li>Married Catherine Hogarth </li></ul><ul><li>Serial Pubblication: Pickwick Papers </li></ul><ul><li>First novel: Oliver Twist </li></ul><ul><li>A Christmas Carol </li></ul><ul><li>Travels to Europe </li></ul><ul><li>David Copperfield </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with Ellen Ternan </li></ul><ul><li>Return to journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit </li></ul><ul><li>Public readings </li></ul><ul><li>Great Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Died in 1870 </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://bluepyramid.org/ia/dccd.jpg
  3. 3. Hard Times <ul><li>Published in instalments </li></ul><ul><li>Serialization increased magazine’s sales </li></ul><ul><li>Set in the industrialized north of England </li></ul><ul><li>Social and political problems </li></ul><ul><li>Critique of industrial society, materialism and capitalism </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.checkitout.nl/images/user_images/Hard%20times%20Charles%20Dickens%2002.jpg
  4. 4. Hard Times <ul><li>Set : Coketown </li></ul><ul><li>Characters : Thomas Gradgrind , Louisa and Tom Gradgrind , Mr Bounderby , Stephen Blackpool </li></ul><ul><li>Plot : Thomas G, utilitarian teacher, marries Louisa to Mr Bounderby; she is unhappy and runs back to her father; Tom steals money and throws suspicion on Stephen Blackpool; Tom is discovered and leaves the country </li></ul>Raffaele Nardella http://www.education.theage.com.au/userimages/tex270907b.jpg

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