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naming of characters in the works of Charles Dickens

Elizabeth Hope Gordon

naming of characters in the works of Charles Dickens

by Elizabeth Hope Gordon

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Published in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Characters

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Elizabeth Hope Gordon.
    SeriesUniversity of Nebraska. Studies in language, literature, and criticism., no. 1
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR4589 .G7
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p.
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6602632M
    LC Control Number17027357
    OCLC/WorldCa2221193

    Charles John Huffam Dickens (February 7, to June 9, ), pen-name Boz, was an English novelist. During his lifetime, Dickens was viewed as a popular entertainer of fecund imagination, while later critics championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of memorable characters and his powerful social sensibilities. Perhaps nowhere in Dickens is the aptness of names more marked than in the first of the Christmas Books, A Christmas Carol (), whose homiletic nature is enhanced by the names of the principal characters: Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, and Bob Cratchit. Upon a first reading of the story, as John Butt points out, one probably is struck by.

      On this list you’ll find bands named after book titles (from Steppenwolf to Supertramp), characters (from Dorian Gray to the Dead Milkmen), and various other literary references (from Mott the Hoople to the Ministry of Love). You’ll find Faulkner and Fitzgerald, Hesse and Huxley, Steinbeck and Salinger, Dahl and Dickens.   Famous Dickens Characters. , zubair, Leave a comment. Charles Dickens is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period, and one of the all-time greatest novelists. He created the greatest fictional characters in the Victorian period and quite a few of them are all-time greatest fictional characters.

    Charles Dickens Resources Books. Charles Dickens, Great Expectations You run on dangerous ground when you start talking about Dickens's best novel, but there's a pretty strong case to be made that Great Expectations is it. The story of the orphan Pip and his long road to maturity is a grand soliloquy on ambition, love, class, and, yes, expectations. I like the works of Charles Dickens. His A Tale of Two Cities is breathtaking in its scope and plotting. But even more fascinating are his insights into the psychology and motivations of the characters.


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THE NAMING OF CHARACTERS IN THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS. Introduction. An extensive examination of the names of characters. tlte works of the majority of nineteenth and twentieth century Qovelists would obviously be of little value, for the.

growjng. tendency toward the commonplace in realism has necessitatedAuthor: Elizabeth Hope Gordon. Adams The top student David Copperfield's class at Dr Strong's school in Canterbury.; Aged Parent is the very old and very deaf father of John Wemmick in Great Expectations.; Allen, Arabella is the sister of Benjamin Allen, and eventually Mr Winkle's wife, in The Pickwick Papers.; Allen, Benjamin is a medical student and later a doctor in The Pickwick Papers.

Get this from a library. The naming of characters in the works of Charles Dickens. [Elizabeth Hope Gordon]. Any reader of Charles Dickens will notice something unique about his work: Many of the characters in his novels and short stories have rather colorful monikers.

Names like Mr. Sloppy, Wopsle, Sweedlepipe, Bumble and Scrooge, likely were not names Dickens ran across in a London neighborhood, market or church -- or anywhere, for that matter. The thing about his works that most readers notice is this: Charles Dickens was a past master in the creative naming of his characters.

Of course, the characters in his works are often so unique and well drawn that their names enter the language, as in “ scrooge,” the British slang term for umbrella “ gamp, ” or the once popular slang.

It was one character, Sam Weller, who made Charles Dickens famous. Dickens’ first novel, The Pickwick Papers, was written in serial form and, by all accounts, the early installments weren't doing so well. Weller arrives on the scene in chapter 10 and transforms the story. The relationship between the idealistic and unworldly Pickwick and the.

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens The fictitious - and, on the whole, undeveloping - characters, the improbable plots, the regular chapter-ending cliff-hangers which he needed to build in to his multi-part novels so that, like modern TV soaps, the next episode would invariably sell - all this fades into insignificance beside the /5(26).

Charles Dickens crafted characters -- and names -- that readers are not soon to forget. Find 20 memorable character names from the works of Dickens. It’s exhausting, and it takes away from the pleasure of reading your book.

This advice is applicable for everyone in your story, even for twins. Naming Tips to Keep in Mind. Don’t give two characters in the same story: Names that start with the same letter. Example: Tim and Tom.

Names that sound alike. Example: Chelsea and Kelsey. A similar. Charles Dickens created characters with some of the most memorable (and sometimes silly) names in literary history. Here is a (non all-inclusive) list of them.

(side note: just about any of these would make a good band name-- can't you see it now. It is Works of Charles Dickens edited by Mobi Classic and is works for £ It mostly uses British English (checked on grey and colour).

Times change June Found unacceptable double dashes in The Pickwick Papers, where there should be one/5(). Dickens' Dream Charles Dickens in his Gad’s Hill Place study, in Higham, Kent, conjuring up his characters while asleep. Detail from the watercolour sketch by Robert William : Peter Garratt.

This book is Charles Dickens's entry in the Penguin Great Lives series, a fantastic collection of short biographies of interesting people by great writers. Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jane Smiley takes on Dickens, exploring the secrets, subterfuge and slights of hand that made up.

Bleak House is a giant tome (it clocks in atwords!) and is regarded as one of Charles Dicken’s finest works. One of the things that I’ve always loved about Charles Dickens’ books which struck me again while watching the BBC series of Bleak House was how evocative Dickens’ characters & places names are, and how they helps shape our perception of personalities and appearances.

Pages in category "Charles Dickens characters" The following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Scenes and Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens by Charles Dickens - Free Ebook Project Gutenberg.

All of Charles Dickens books, as a list so that I can work through them and read them all. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: The\Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Illustration credit: "Dickens and His Characters" by William Holbrook Beard (public domain).

Born on February 7,Charles Dickens was a British novelist, journalist, editor, illustrator, and social commentator. His father was a naval clerk who dreamed of being rich. Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius/5.

Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel, which depicts the education of an orphan nicknamed Pip (the book is a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story).It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person.

The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round Author: Charles Dickens.Bumble the Beadle Charles Dickens' characters are some of the most memorable in fiction. Often these characters were based on people that he knew: Wilkins Micawber and William Dorrit (his father), Mrs Nickleby (his mother).

There were a few instances where Dickens based the character too closely on the original and got into trouble, as in the case of Harold Skimpole in Bleak House, based on.Charles Dickens and Early Victorian England by R.

J. Cruikshank: Charles Dickens and Other Victorians by Arthur Quiller-Couch: Charles Dickens and the Great Theatre of the World by Simon Callow: Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London by Andrea Warren: Charles Dickens as a Legal Historian by Sir William Searle Holdsworth.