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Vol.4, Part 1: ISBN 9781912224166  Hardback  £125.00  ​Order
Vol.4, Part 2: ISBN 9781912224432  Hardback  £125.00  Order

170mm x 244mm.

​1148pp.

About these books


This unique and internationally acclaimed extensive annotated bibliography is being published by EER. it is an essential set of volumes for all studies of Dickens and his works in every respect.

 Volume 3 Part 1 and Part 2 are both now available.  The concluding Volume 4, Part 1 and Part will be issued by EER in 2019.

The listings in the volumes are as complete as the author could make them. It is a formidable achievement. The annotations are full, descriptive, evaluative and insightful. The introduction to each volume provides scholars, students, and general readers with a succinct overview of the works covered, while the many cross references and the elaborate and useful index will help direct researchers to the information they need.

Contents: Volume 3, Part 1. Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Preface. Introduction. General Critical Studies of Dickens’s Works. Critical and appreciative studies published 1836-70 and contemporary commentary published later. Critical and Appreciative Studies published 1871-1939, and contemporary comment published later. Critical and appreciative studies published 1940-date. Surveys of critical and appreciative studies. Studies of Dickens critics and scholars.

Craftsmanship in general. Characterization. Scene, description, plot, form, structural unity. Style, point of view, tone, language, linguistics, speech Themes, motifs, allegory, allusions, analogies, imagery, metaphors, symbolism. Comic elements, wit, humor, irony, parody, satire. Author index: Anonymous works. Authors. Subject Index: Dickens’s works: Individual works, fiction.  Individual works: attributions and collaborations, nonfiction, poetry, public readings, speeches, theatrical works. Editions, collected editions. Personal writings. Subject headings: Charles John Huffam Dickens. Catherine Hogarth Dickens. The Dickens family. Other subjects.

 Contents: Volume 3, Part 2.  Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Preface. Introduction. General Critical Studies of Dickens’s Works. Critical and appreciative studies published 1836-70 and contemporary commentary published later. Critical and Appreciative Studies published 1871-1939, and contemporary comment published later. Critical and appreciative studies published 1940-date. Surveys of critical and appreciative studies. Studies of Dickens critics and scholars.

Craftsmanship in general. Characterization. Scene, description, plot, form, structural unity. Style, point of view, tone, language, linguistics, speech Themes, motifs, allegory, allusions, analogies, imagery, metaphors, symbolism. Comic elements, wit, humor, irony, parody, satire. Author index: Anonymous works. Authors. Subject Index: Dickens’s works: Individual works, fiction.  Individual works: attributions and collaborations, nonfiction, poetry, public readings, speeches, theatrical works. Editions, collected editions. Personal writings. Subject headings: Charles John Huffam Dickens. Catherine Hogarth Dickens. The Dickens family. Other subjects.


Volume 3: General Critical Studies of Dickens’s Works and Dickens and Aspects of Fiction.

To be published in two parts at the same time.

 Volume 4: General Critical Studies of Dickens’s Works and Dickens and Aspects of Fiction.

To be published in two parts at the same time.

 ​About the author

Professor DeVries is a leading scholar and the internationally noted bibliographer of Dickens. He is a retired Associate Professor of English from Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he served as Head of the Department of Humanities and Communications. He has edited Bleak House for the Crowell Critical Library (1971); and served as editor of Dickens Studies Newsletter; as associate general editor of the Gale Information Guides to American Literature, English Literature, and World Literatures in English, a 42-volume biographical series; as general editor of The Garland Dickens Bibliographies (11 volumes) and its replacement The Dickens Bibliographies (AMS Press) He has most recently, published the first two volumes of General Studies of Charles Dickens: An Annotated Bibliography (AMS Press, 2004, 2010). The third and fourth volumes will be published by EER in 2018, each in two parts.

Reviews


Acclaim for the earlier volumes:

Volume 1.

Selected as one of the “Outstanding Academic Titles” in the Humanities for 2004 by Choice magazine.

The 4-volume series “promises to be the most comprehensive annotated bibliography of Dickens's life and works ever compiled.”- R. B. Meecker, Choice, October 2004

“All Dickensians should look forward to the emergence [of the three remaining volumes in the bibliography]: if the first volume is representative of the immense breadth, careful organisation, and incisive critical acumen that this author brings to bear on his subject, they will be well worth the wait.”– Leon Litvack, The Dickensian, Summer 2004

 “An amazing piece of scholarship, extensively researched, attractively presented with an extensive index.” The 4-volume series “promises to be the most comprehensive annotated bibliography of Dickens’s life and works ever compiled.”– R. B. Meecker, Choice, October 2004

“every research library and Dickens collector will wish to have a copy.” – Patrick McCarthy, The Dickens Forum, March 2005

“DeVries does for Dickens studies what Johnson’s Dictionary did for the English language.”  “This volume inaugurates a series that will constitute the foundation on which further learning about Dickens will continue to build.” “An extraordinary achievement.” – David Paroissien, Dickens Quarterly, June 2005

Volume 2.

“A master-work of bibliography, one that ranks with the greatest bibliographies in any field we are cognizant of.” - Patrick McCarthy, The Dickens Forum, July 2011.

“Dickens studies has not seen an undertaking on this scale since the appearance seven years ago of the first volume of annotated bibliographies of general studies of Dickens and his works.”

“Each weighty tome [of this work] represents the fruits of dogged persistence, ingenuity and intelligent planning, without which no attempt to impose order on the sprawling territory would have succeeded.”– David Paroissien, Dickens Quarterly, September 2011.

General Studies of Charles Dickens and His Writings and Collected Editions of His Works

An Annotated Bibliography


​Duane DeVries 

Available May 2019

Vol.3, Part 1: ISBN 9781912224159 Hardback  £125.00  Order
Vol.3, Part 2: ISBN 9781912224425 Hardback  £125.00  Order

170mm x 244mm.

​Part 1. 568pp. Part 2. 624pp.