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By Paul Davis

Charles Dickens A to Z attracts upon an unlimited array of letters, bibliography, feedback, correspondence, studies, and the texts themselves to painting his existence and literary profession. Over 2,500 widely cross-referenced entries comprise: specific synopses of all his significant and so much minor works and an evaluation of the serious reception to every Descriptions of all characters, either fictional and actual, and all settings inside his paintings Dickens's relations, buddies, pals, expert contemporaries, and critics areas vital to his lifestyles and paintings Social concerns in Victorian England 50 photos, a lot of them through Dickens's contemporaries.

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While he frequently joins the Maypole community, he does not live in the past. His house is in the center of London and is central to the issues raised by the novel, for as a locksmith, Varden is a technician of restraint. Appropriately he is a member of the citizen's militia that keeps order in the city and, at the climax of the novel, he refuses to unlock the gates of Newgate Prison, even under the threat of losing his life. He remains true to his commitment to social order. Thus Varden becomes the primary link between the father-son motif in the first half of the novel and the story of the riots in the second half.

M r s . Meek, of a Son' " George Meek's account of the disruptions in his household brought about by the birth of his son, Augustus George, and the presence of his mother-in-law, Mrs. Bigby, and the maternity nurse, Mrs. Prodgit. The sketch originally appeared in HOUSEHOLD WORDS, February 22, 1851. Reprinted. " An article for HOUSEHOLD WORDS (November 22, 1851 written with E. C. Grenville Murray and Henry Morley. Stone. Bishop Guest at Merdle's party, the representative of the church hierarchy.

The Lord Mayor, too frightened to take action to control the mob, in effect encourages the riots. The country magistrate who tries to buy Grip and threatens Barnaby and his mother is an unthinking oppressor (47). Only Varden represents a restrained middle course; he is neither weak nor an oppressor. The Golden Key and its owner are the true representatives of traditional England, but Varden's virtues are insufficient to save the Golden Key from attack during the riots, and his firm heroism cannot prevent the gates of the prison from being breached.

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