Penguin.com (usa)

Selected Short Fiction

Charles Dickens - Author

Deborah A. Thomas - Editor/introduction

Paperback | $13.00 | add to cart | view cart
ISBN 9780140431032 | 432 pages | 30 Jul 1976 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
Summary of Selected Short Fiction Summary of Selected Short Fiction Reviews for Selected Short Fiction An Excerpt from Selected Short Fiction
In his shorter fiction, Dickens felt free to investigate themes and experiment with narrative techniques in ways denied him by the constraints of novel-writing. In this selection, a literary master is brilliantly indulging the very essence of his art. His exuberant sense of comedy is allowed free rein and his exploration of the secret workings of the human psyche often surpasses anything in his longer work. Divided into three sections - Tales of the Supernatural, Impressionistic Sketches and Dramatic Monologues - this volume reveals Dickens's recurring concerns and places them clearly in the context of related elements in his novels.