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The Resource Dickens's Great expectations : Misnar's pavilion versus Cinderella, Jerome Meckier

Dickens's Great expectations : Misnar's pavilion versus Cinderella, Jerome Meckier

Label
Dickens's Great expectations : Misnar's pavilion versus Cinderella
Title
Dickens's Great expectations
Title remainder
Misnar's pavilion versus Cinderella
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Meckier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this new book, Dickens scholar Jerome Meckier examines Great Expectations as an anti-Cinderella story in which Dickens rewrote half a dozen Victorian novels that rely on Cinderella motifs." "Meckier argues that Dickens not only updated David Copperfield but also rewrote novels by Lever, Thackeray, Collins, Mary Shelley, and Charlotte and Emily Bronte. He parodically revised his competitors' themes, characters, and incidents to discredit their novels as unrealistic fairly tales that contributed to the Victorian era's view of itself as a Cinderella among nations." "Great Expectations, Meckier argues, shows us the tragicomedian Dickens thought he had become. He also wanted to elevate his brand of melodramatic realism to a tragicomic level that would invite comparisons with Shakespeare and Sophocles. Distinguishing himself from rival novelists, Dickens used the Misnar tale as a corrective for the era's Cinderella complex and a warning to both Haves and Have-Nots."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Meckier, Jerome
Dewey number
823/.8
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4560
LC item number
.M43 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tales
  • Cinderella (Tale)
  • Cinderella
  • Parody
  • English literature
  • Tragicomedy
  • English fiction
  • English fiction
  • Tragicomedy
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Morell, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
Label
Dickens's Great expectations : Misnar's pavilion versus Cinderella, Jerome Meckier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [236]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Misnar versus Cinderella -- Lever -- Thackeray -- David Copperfield -- Collins -- Mary Shelley -- Charlotte Brontë -- Emily Brontë -- Synopsis A: The tales of Misnar's Pavilion -- Synopsis B: A day's ride
Control code
48493810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 276 pages
Isbn
9780813122281
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Dickens's Great expectations : Misnar's pavilion versus Cinderella, Jerome Meckier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [236]-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Misnar versus Cinderella -- Lever -- Thackeray -- David Copperfield -- Collins -- Mary Shelley -- Charlotte Brontë -- Emily Brontë -- Synopsis A: The tales of Misnar's Pavilion -- Synopsis B: A day's ride
Control code
48493810
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 276 pages
Isbn
9780813122281
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001007149
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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