Charles Dickens: A Critical Study
by George Gissing
Publisher: Dodd, Mead and company 1898
Number of pages: 340
When this study first appeared in 1898 it was praised as the first piece of thorough and level-headed criticism of Charles Dickens and his works. Published at a time when Dickens' literary reputation was at its lowest ebb, it helped to instigate a revival of appreciation for the novelist which has continued unabated ever since.
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