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Foreword

 

 THE FORM OF FICTION

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Carlo Pagetti: Hard Times/Heart Times/Art Times: Carlo Dickens’s Moral Fable for our Times

31

Francesco Casotti: Narrative Beginnings in Dickens’s Fiction

45

Toni Cerutti: Authorship and Editorship in Dickens’s Art and Craft

63

Anna Maria Piglionica: Dickens’s Machinery of Language: Reflections on Oliver Twist and The Mystery of Edwin Drood

74

Rossana Bonadei: Pickwick Papers. A World of Words

84

Stephen Hastings: David Copperfield and Great Expectations: the Crafting of Kindred Narratives

93

Graeme Thomson: A Waste of Time: Vitalism and Virtuality in Our Mutual Friend

102

Alessandro Monti: Mr Murdstone and the Cannibals

111

Alessandro Vescovi: The Bagman, the Signalman and Dickens’s Short Story

 

 

 

LITERARY TRADITION AND GENRES. THE CRAFT OF FICTION

125

Malcolm Andrews: Dickens, Comedy and Disintegration

140

Mario Martino, On Dickens and Ben Jonson

153

Claudia Bacile di Castiglione: Holiday Romance: Children’s Dreams of Omnipotence in Dickens’s Last Fiction

166

Marisa Sestito: Original Imitations

176

Mirella Billi: Dickens as Sensation Novelist

185

Dominic Rainsford: The Comedy of Sadness in Dombey and Son

 

 

 

LONDON AND LANDSCAPE. VISION OF AN UNCONVENTIONAL SUBJECT

195

Murray Baumgarten: Dickens, London, & the Invention of Modern Urban Life

203

Maria Teresa Chialant: Nomadic Subjects: Streetwalkers and Sexual Wanderers in Dickens and Gaskell

222

Silvia Maglioni: "The Old Curiosity Shop": Cartographies of Motion

230

Sara Hackenberg: "Loitering Artfully": Reading Flânerie in "Our Mutual Friend"

240

David Parker: Dickens’s London: Change Good and Bad

249

Francesca Orestano: The Magic Lantern and the Crystal Palace: Dickens and the Landscape of Fiction

 

 

 

RE-READING, RE-WRITING, TRANSLATING

273

Anny Sadrin: "The Tyranny of Words": Reading Dickens in Translation

282

Patrick McCarthy: The Language of Boz: Does it Survive?

292

John O. Jordan: Dickens Re-Visioned: Jack Maggs and the "English Book"

301

Maria Stella: Pip and Pinocchio: Dickensian Motifs in Carlo Collodi

318

Donatella Abbate Badin: Dickens’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Fruttero & Lucentini’s Attempt to Complete It

326

Clotilde de Stasio: The Great Fire of London: Word and Image in Dickens and Ackroyd

335

Sara Soncini: The Dickens Playground: "Hard Times" by Stephen Jeffreys and the Stage Versions of the 1980s

343

Emiliano Dominici: A Low Degree of Transposition: From Great Expectations to Paolo Virzì’s Film Ovosodo

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