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Dickens, Religion and Society

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Robert Butterworth
    Pages 1-25
  3. Robert Butterworth
    Pages 47-56
  4. Robert Butterworth
    Pages 67-94
  5. Robert Butterworth
    Pages 110-132
  6. Robert Butterworth
    Pages 145-164
  7. Robert Butterworth
    Pages 165-182
  8. Robert Butterworth
    Pages 183-199
  9. Robert Butterworth
    Pages 200-201
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 202-237

About this book


Dickens, Religion and Society examines the centrality of Dickens's religious attitudes to the social criticism he is famous for, shedding new light in the process on such matters as the presentation of Fagin as a villainous Jew, the hostile portrayal of trade unions in Hard Times and Dickens's sentimentality.


Charles Dickens Victorian era Social criticism Sentimentality Politics

About the authors

Robert Butterworth was educated at Farnworth Grammar School and the University of Leeds, and works as a lecturer in North West England. In addition to numerous articles about Dickens, he has published on other Victorian writers including Anne Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Thomas Hood and George Gissing.

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