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House to house: Dickens and the properties of fiction

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This thesis explores the idiosyncrasies of the nineteenth-century property market and the significance of rented spaces in the literary imagination, focusing on Charles Dickens's fiction and journalism.

The traditional understanding of the Victorian home has been challenged in recent criticism that points to the permeability of the public and private spheres, complicates the ways in which gender mapped onto these spheres, and highlights the difference between home and house, freeho... Expand abstract

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English Faculty, St John's College
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English Faculty, Magdalen College
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Ushashi Dasgupta
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Funding agency for:
Ushashi Dasgupta
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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