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Verse Visa: Dickens Adapts Poetry in the Old Curiosity Shop

Tucker, Herbert
Format
Article
Author
Tucker, Herbert
Abstract
Dickens's frequent adaptations, through the figure of Dick Swiveller, of more or less molested fragments of popular verse, smuggled into the text of "The Old Curiosity Shop" under cover of prose, illuminate both his (and the novel's) ambition to rival poetry in cultural prestige, and Dickens' own counter-tendency to compose in his own right surreptitious blank verse at moments of particularly urgent pathos surrounding the death of little Nell.
Language
English
Date Received
20170831
Published
University of Virginia, 2017
Published Date
2017-08-31
Collection
Libra Open Repository
Related Resources
forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Literature
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