Dickens and the Unreal City

Searching for Spiritual Significance in Nineteenth-Century London

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  • Karl Ashley Smith

About this book


Dickens's London often acts as a complex symbol, composed of numerous sub-symbols, such as crowd, river, railway networks and police systems. This book is particularly interested in how Dickens's treatment of the city allows him to re-examine traditional Christian discourses on the issues of revelation, renunciation and regeneration.


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