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  • Title: Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor
  • Author: Ruth Richardson
  • ISBN: 9780199645886
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor By Ruth Richardson The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination Internationally, the media immediately grasped the idea that Oliver Twist s workhouse had been found, and made public the news that both the workhouse anThe recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide, and the campaign to save the workhouse from demolition caught the public imagination Internationally, the media immediately grasped the idea that Oliver Twist s workhouse had been found, and made public the news that both the workhouse and Dickens s old home were still standing, near London s Telecom Tower This book, by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these exciting new findings, presents the story for the first time, and shows that the two periods Dickens lived in that part of London before and after his father s imprisonment in a debtors prison were profoundly important to his subsequent writing career.
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    Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor By Ruth Richardson

    Commentaires:

    Jimmy
    It brought me back to the days when I read every Dickens book I could get my hands on And, of course, the John Forster biography The book is a bit of a tour around the city of London as it may have been when Dickens was young.

    Mel
    I bought this book because I enjoyed the author s book, Death, Disection and the destitute Having also enjoyed the Dickens exhibiton at the Museum of London I thought this would be an interesting book looking at workhouses and the poor of the Victorian era Unfortunately it is biography than history and I found myself a bit bored Rather than taking things directly relevant to Dickens and then widening them out into generalisations about life for that period, Richardson did the reverse She took g [...]

    Steve Wiggins
    The early part of this book is part detective story and part history as Richardson builds a case for the identification of a still standing house in London as the childhood home of Charles Dickens There s a lot of geographical detail here that is a bit much for a non Londoner to follow, but the book develops into a very nice study of Dickens and how he came to resent the horrid treatment of the poor in London It is an eye opening account of the horrors of the workhouse and the poor laws that con [...]

    Cheryl Leslie
    This book was written by Ruth Richardson after doing eshaustive research to save a workhouse that is near one of Dickens childhood homes While Richardson uses conjecture to show us the significance of the workhouse and neighborhood and its people in Dickens writing, it is not too far fetched to imagine this is how it was for the author I love the photos and other illustrations in the book as it gives the reader a sense of place and a frame of reference This is a very interesting study of the pas [...]

    Carolyn
    I really loved this book Ms Richardson goes into the most amazing detail, that only a history and or Dickens nerd, such as myself can love I poured over every map and photograph I luxuriated in each imaginative journey It is almost impossible to believe that such places as the Strand Workhouse existed, until you stop and consider what happens to most things once you get the government involved with all its unfeeling regulations and number crunching.I highly recommend this book and will look for [...]

    Patti London
    This should have stayed a 10 page article for an academic journal To expand it into a book the author wasted too many pages speculating on what aspects of early nineteenth century London might have influenced Dickens I wish I had just spent the time reading Dickens instead of this book.

    KA N Newton
    I have not read this yet.Dickens is supposed to have discovered a workhouse boy and listened to his story and about his job when he left the workhouse.Dickens is supposed to have roughly based the character Oliver Twist on the boy.

    Sydney
    Hear the author on NPR and bought the book Lots of good tidbits about Dickens life and London Now I want to go see things for myself

    Recato Cristiano
    From cover to cover it was a colourless, odourless and lifeless book.

    Mark
    Interesting insight into Dickens and particularly, Oliver Twist.

    Lynn
    Heard the author on a rebroadcast of The Diane Rehm Show on 9 3 12 Labor Day in the US.

    Kris
    Loved finding out what the area was like where Dickens lived in the 1800 s many influential scenes from childhood on his work

    Lesley
    A filling out of Dickens life There is an awful lot of may have statements but it does conjure up the scene of Victorian London.

    Carrie
    Was looking for a book on the Workhouses and this is the one that came up at the library It was an interesting read even though I m not a huge fan of Charles Dickens.

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      Published :2020-03-06T11:36:22+00:00