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By W. Jacobson

ISBN-10: 0333770447

ISBN-13: 9780333770443

Dickens and the youngsters of Empire examines the subjects of early life and empire all through Dickens' ouevre. the distinguished team of members start up and expand debates at the topics of post-colonialism, literature of the kid, and current early life as an apt metaphor for the colonized topic in Dickens' paintings.

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He becomes not the abused child but the child of grace. His world is both so bleak and so blessed it can hold neither fault nor plots. Ill-used by somebody or by everybody, I cannot say which. How much may have been my fault, how much Miss Havisham’s, how much my sister’s, is now of no moment to me – or to any one. My sister was unjust to me.

Pip is tempted by David’s plot of self-justification, but he can manage no more than a weak parody of it. He can find nobody better to blame than Biddy and finally abandons the victim plot altogether. 1057/9780230294172 - Dickens and the Children of Empire, Edited by Wendy S. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromsoe - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-11 Dickens and the Construction of the Child 40 James R. Kincaid Now of no moment to me – or to any one. It is a clue planted kindly for us: don’t look here for the plot; don’t think in terms of blame or fault or causality.

For what is novel-reading and novel-writing but conjuring up where there is nothing but empty space? 14 And then to carry on and enact these acts of mourning which can never be complete. Dickens brings Nell to life, he kills Nell, he brings her back to life in the spirit (which is what she always was anyway), and he mourns and fails to mourn for her. As too does the reader, who brings Nell to life in reading, kills her in reading, brings her back to life in spirit in reading and mourns and fails to mourn her.

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