First published in Master Narratives: Tellers and Telling in the English Novel, a memorial volume for Bill Ruddick, Ashgate, 2003. This major essay on the ambiguous relation of Dickens to the mid-century feminist debate is extracted from the electronic edition by Humanities-Ebooks, 2007.
Topics and Keywords:
Narrative, Narration, Narratology, Bleak House, Charles Dickens, Androgyny, Feminism, Esther Summerson, Mrs Bagnet, Mrs Sarah Stickney Ellis, Eliza Lynn, Margaret Fuller, John Stuart Mill, Harriet Mill, Coventry Patmore, Caroline Norton, Maria Grey, Emily Shirreff, Barbara Bodichon
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About the author
Richard Gravil is author of Romantic Dialogues: Anglo-American Continuities, 1776-1862 (2000) and Wordsworth's Bardic Vocation, 1787-1842 (2003). He is Convenor of the Wordsworth Summer Conference and Winter School.