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Author: G. K. Chesterton. Release Date: August 20, 2007 These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries of the classics which are one of the real improvements of recent times.

Author: G. Release Date: August 20, 2007. These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries of the classics which are one of the real improvements of recent times. Thus they were harmless, being diluted by, or rather drowned in Dickens. My scrap of theory was a mere dry biscuit to be taken with the grand tawny port of great English comedy; and by most people it was not taken at all-like the biscuit. Nevertheless the essays were not in intention so aimless as they appear in fact.

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Very much is said in our time about Apollo and Admetus, and the impossibility of asking genius to work within prescribed limits or assist an alien design. It mattered little now whether Seymour blew his brains out, so long as Charles Dickens blew his brains in. The work became systematically and progressively more powerful and masterly.

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APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS of the works of CHARLES DICKENS BY G.

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Chesterton also uses Dickens' work to lambast his contemporaries in more general ways, for instance, "fighting for a. .I read this as part of The . Chesterton Collection 34 Books and my location references are to the work I read.

Chesterton also uses Dickens' work to lambast his contemporaries in more general ways, for instance, "fighting for a thing without loving it is not even fighting; it can only be called a kind of horse-play that is occasionally fatal. location 73162-73163) In terms of modern skepticism, "The great disadvantage of those who have too much strong sense to believe. Feb 02, 2018 Hope rated it really liked it. Shelves: literature, non-fiction.

The descriptions of Dickens' novels were originally attached as Prefaces to the separate books

The descriptions of Dickens' novels were originally attached as Prefaces to the separate books. It is obvious that GKC is familiar with all Dickens' work and he goes straight to the heart of each, giving clear descriptions of plots and characters and often mentioning the origins and background of each book.

Chesterton: 10 books of fiction in a single file.

The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated. His prolific and diverse output included journalism, philosophy, poetry, biography, Christian apologetics, fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton: 10 books of fiction in a single file.


Comments: (7)

Golkree
Chesterton writes some most telling statements about Dickens. I think his most interesting one is his analysis of The Old Curiosity Shop. I share his feeling about Dick S. and the Marchioness: "...these two sane, strong, living and lovable human beings are the only two, or almost the only two, people in the story who do not run after Little Nell..." However, some of his other impressions of beloved Dickens classics, do not resonate with me. I would love for him to speak more of the "strong, living, and lovable characters," in those books. However, this book will be enjoyed by Dickens and Chesterton fans.
Goldcrusher
I bought this because I had just read Dombey and Son, and wished to see what Chesterton thought of it. Interesting discussion and interesting to see which novels he considers great and which he feels do not succeed. He looks at plot, characterisation and context and makes some extremely funny and witty comments. As only he can.
Flamekiller
Charles Dickens is a great author. G. K. Chesterton is a great author. Both are masters of the language and analyzes situations and people in unforgettable ways. The one commenting upon the other is great literature in itself. Chesterton on Dickens gives great pleasure to read as well as luminous insight to Dickens as literature, the Victorian era, and literary criticism as it should be.
Wen
A gift well received
Teonyo
Wow! G.K. Chesterton has unbelievable insight into what makes humans tick. He does a great job discussing Dickens as a man and author, as well as Dicken's works. If you're a Dickens fan, this is well worth reading.
greed style
How can you beat "free"? and Chesterton is always a pleasure to read if a bigot.
Gholbithris
Recently I read two Dickens novels (Our Mutual Friend and Little Dorrit) and enjoyed them greatly. I though I would read something by some literary scholar commenting on Dickens, generally. So I got this book, but did not read much of it. Chesterton has an odd writing style that does not help my comprehension or enjoyment of this thoughts. I thought he would have some sophisticated and deep observations about Dickens and his writing style, but very few were to be found. Rather than reflecting some comments that might shed light on Dickens even today, his comments were merely the usual comparisons that any reviewer might offer of an author then living and writing. So this book did not offer the far-seeing wisdom that Dickens deserves.
Mr. Chesterton's book is an excellent addition to the available information and point of view on the works of Charles Dickens. I am glad to have it.
Appreciations & Criticism of the Works of Charles Dickens download epub
History & Criticism
Author: G. K. Chesterton
ISBN: 0838305245
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Haskell House Pub Ltd; New ed of 1911 ed edition (June 1, 1966)