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Representations of loss in Charles Dickens's Bleak house

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dc.contributor.advisor Horne, Felicity en Cameron, Susan Patricia en 2009-08-25T10:48:36Z 2009-08-25T10:48:36Z 2009-08-25T10:48:36Z 2004-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Cameron, Susan Patricia (2009) Representations of loss in Charles Dickens's Bleak house, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The nineteenth century was a time of rapid change, brought about by increasing industrial development and changing patterns of thought and belief. Dickens's attitude to industrialism was ambivalent. He was not averse to progress, but feared that the ills of society would remain overshadowed. This dissertation explores representations of loss in Bleak House and examines some of the challenges the subject presents. The first chapter concentrates on examples of the wide range of losses with which Dickens deals in the novel to create the cumulative impression of individuals and a nation existing in a state of chaos and decay. Chapter Two focuses on the loss of physical life and the state of death-in-life. Chapter Three deals with the narrative techniques which Dickens uses to represent loss in the novel. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (71 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Narrative techniques en
dc.subject Decay en
dc.subject Death en
dc.subject Identity en
dc.subject Irresponsibility en
dc.subject Absence en
dc.subject City en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.subject Loss en
dc.subject Industrialisation en
dc.subject.ddc 823.8
dc.subject.lcsh Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Bleak house
dc.subject.lcsh Death in literature
dc.subject.lcsh Loss -- Fiction
dc.title Representations of loss in Charles Dickens's Bleak house en
dc.type Dissertation en en
dc.description.department English Studies en M.A. en

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