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Title:
Dickens and the concept of home
Author:
Armstrong, Frances, 1944-
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Publication Information:
Ann Arbor : UMI Research Press, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xii, 179 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780835720052
Format :
Book

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Beginning with how and why the home became important in the course of the 18th century, Armstrong examines the contradictions in Dickens' treatment of the home, showing how the celebration of cosiness is combined with an ongoing analysis of the problems of homemaking. He shows that Dickens does not see the home as a place of retreat, but as an area of action in which the self can be expressed and can begin to encounter the world. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)