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But Dickens ' s way of character creation was not that of the realist novelist ; he
was after another kind of reality . It is often said that his characters are caricatures
, either caricatures of comedy or monstrous puppets of melodrama . He is then ...
Dickens was the wretched little heavy - eyed mite the nineteenth century
neglected ' and who told it just what manner of age it was . It made him without
realizing it a violent revolutionary . In novels like Dombey and Son , Bleak House
, Hard ...
In Dombey , for instance , or Carker in the same novel , or Headstone in Our
Mutual Friend , Dickens is concentrating so exclusively on the obsessional
element in behavior that he is inventing characters that we should to - 1 day call ...
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THE FIRST GENERA
THE EARLY VICTORIANS
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