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Inhaltsangabe: This volume collects for the first time all of Charles Dickens' extant plans and notes for his novels. Dickens wrote his novels in segments during the course of serial publication. Beginning with Dombey and Son, the sixth novel, he wrote out plans for each segment as he went along, sketching future developments, querying himself about options, noting motifs, establishing recurrent images, working out chronologies, experimenting with names, and, in general, reminding himself of what he had done and what he should do next. Some notes survive from before Dombey and those for a few novels after that are incomplete or abbreviated, but for the most part the plan from Dombey on are full and complete. Each sheet of these notes is reproduced here in actual-size photographic facsimile and is transcribed on the facing page in typographic facsimile, a format that preserves Dickens' holographic nuances and at the same time allows for the instant decipherment of his often difficult hand. Included are his plans for The Old Curiosity Shop, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, and Edwin Drood. The volume also contains thirty-three full-page illustrations and a full-color frontispiece.
Harry Stone, an internationally recognized Dickens scholar, provides the reader with a full account of Dickens' methods of planning and working. In a comprehensive introduction and extensive notes, he uses Dickens' written plans to illuminate the thought and technique of the novels. He examines creative concerns, such as Dickens' process of naming and visualization, and technical matters, such as his use of various pen nibs, ink colors, and papers.
By making fully available and comprehensible Dickens' own cache of in-process plans, possibilities, and alternatives for shaping his novels, Dickens' Working Notes offers unparalleled insights into the novelist's art and into the nature of the creative imagination.
Über den Autor: Harry Stone, professor of English at California State University, Northridge, is the author of many books and essays on Dickens, including Dickens and the Invisible World, and editor of the two-volume Uncollected Writings of Charles Dickens.
Buchbeschreibung University Of Chicago Press (1987), 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition; First Printing. Full cloth. There is a bump to one upper spine corner. All else is very clean, unmarked, and tight. No names or bookplates. The dust jacket spine is just slightly sunned, there is a small 1/2" skinned area to the upper, front panel where a sticker was removed. A 1/8" closed tear to the upper, front edge. Quite nice otherwise. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 393 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13137
Buchbeschreibung University Of Chicago Press 1987-05-13, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: good. 1. 0226145905. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 502960
Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Near Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good Plus. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. xxxv, 393 pages; red cloth; silver spine titles, silver facsimile signature to front board; light brown endpapers; color facsimile manuscript frontispiece; black & white illustrations, many facsimile manuscript pages; pictorial dust jacket, now protected in clear plastic; negligible wear to boards; interior bright and unmarked; few blemishes to jacket; a near fine copy in a very good plus jacket; lovely example of this exhaustive treatment of the entirety of Dickens' extant notes and plans for his works; NOTE: This oversize/heavy set will require additional charges for both domestic and overseas shipping, please inquire prior to ordering. Buchnummer des Verkäufers X00929
Buchbeschreibung University Of Chicago Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 1. Buchnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0226145905
Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0226145905
Buchbeschreibung The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fair. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fair. Oblong Folio - over 12", up to 15" tall. Red cloth binding, with very bright gilt lettering on the spine and front board. Pictorial dust jacket, now protected in an archival mylar cover. Boards are lightly warped and discolored from water damage, and the upper inner corner of each interior page is slightly to moderately warped. Lower fore-corners of the boards are moderately bumped, other extremities are trivially bumped. Text block and edges of the boards are lightly soiled, and tail of the text block is lightly scratched. Binding is square and fairly tight, hinges are sound, and the interior does not lie flat in any place. Faint imprint of a now-erased pencil price on the half title page, otherwise the interior is unmarked, clean and bright. The interior and binding are in good+ condition, but overall the book is in fair condition (worse than average used condition, but still usable). Dust jacket is mildly soiled and discolored, moderately warped from water damage, lightly scuffed and scratched, with moderately worn edges (moderate creasing, multiple chips and closed tears), and moderately sun-faded spine. Overall, the DJ is also in fair condition. Because of the size of this book, international or expedited orders may require extra shipping charges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers M0433
Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press, U.S.A., 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. 1st. Foliol. First edition. Square folio. Red cloth gilt lettering and decoration. A fine, tight, bright copy in a very good plus dj with 2 small repaired tears. The d/j is in a protective mylar. The text is flawless. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 43216
Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. 0226145905 New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers NEW4.0096077
Buchbeschreibung The University of Chicago Press, 1987. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. No markings, tight, clean. Very large book. Small tears and some rubbing to the edges of the dust jacket. 393 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 207258
Buchbeschreibung University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987. Cloth. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Large oblong folio, red cloth in dust-jacket. 393pp., first edition, first printing. Edited with an introduction and notes by Harry Stone. A compilation of all extant working papers and notes, produced by Dickens in the process of the serial writing of his novels, and here reproduced in actual size photographic facsimile. These holographic facsimiles are printed on page versos, while transcribed facsimiles of the text are printed on the rectos of the facing page. A monumental work, of interest to the Dickens scholar, as well as the dedicated reader, for discovering the hidden jems of inspiration that went into developing both plots and characters. No previous ownership marks. A very clean, square, unmarked copy, from a private collection. Near as new. Fine in a fine dust-jacket. Please note this is a very large and heavy book, priority mail and foreign orders will be charged extra postage, Buchnummer des Verkäufers 007937