The Violent Effigy. A Study of Dickens’ Imagination. (Faber and Faber, 1973). Published in America as Here Comes Dickens. The Imagination of a Novelist. New edition with additional essays on Bleak House and Little Dorrit (1991). Republished in Faber Finds(2008). “John Carey’s study of Dickens is the wittiest ever, and likely to remain so…A valuable, stimulating book”, Craig Raine, Times Educational Supplement.
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