Drowning in early Dickens

Cregan-Reid, Vybarr (2005) Drowning in early Dickens. Textual Practice, 19 (1). pp. 71-91. ISSN 0950-236X. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236042000329654) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Although he was by no means alone in his use of death by water, there were no other Victorian novelists who enjoyed drowning their characters quite as much as Dickens did. The relatively frequent use of drowning as a trope situated Dickens firmly within the metaphorical economy of nineteenth-century culture; many other novelists, poets, painters, journalists even, took ip the trope in different, through related, forms; throughout the century, drownings figure in the works of George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, Elizabeth Gaskell, William Wordsworth, Wilkie Collins, Lord Byron, M.R. James, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Charles Kingsley, Algernon Swinburn, J. Meade Falkner, Robert Louis Stevenson and Mary Braddon.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Vybarr Cregan-Reid
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 20:24 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2016 11:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/36317 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
ORCiD (Cregan-Reid, Vybarr): http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4346-3833
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