This Norton Critical Edition of a Dickens favorite reprints the 1846text, the last edition of the novel substantially revised by Dickensand the one that most clearly reflects his authorial intentions.
Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most acclaimed and popular writers of all time. His many works include the classics The Old Curiosity Shop, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, Bleak House, Hard Times, Our Mutual Friend, The Pickwick Papers and many more. Fred Kaplan is Distinguished Professor of English at both Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York. A biographer and literary scholar, he is the author of the critically acclaimed Charles Dickens, A Biography. His Thomas Carlyle, A Biography was nominated for the 1983 National Book Critics' Circle Award and for the Pulizer Prize. His Sacred Tears: Sentimentality in Victorian Fiction, Dickens and Mesmerism: The Hidden Springs of Fiction, and Miracles of Rare Device: The Poet's Sense of Self in Nineteenth-Century Poetry are all significant contributions to the study of Romantic and Victorian British literature and culture. His biography Henry James, The Imagination of Genius was recently published.