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|Title:||H. K. Browne's Illustrations in Charles Dickens' Middle Novels: Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, and Bleak House|
|Authors:||Blacklock, David Willam|
|Keywords:||English;English Language and Literature;English Language and Literature|
|Abstract:||<p>The scope of this dissertation takes in three of the major middle novels of Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son, and Bleak House, and examines the illustrations completed for each of them by Hablot K. Browne. Special emphasis is placed on evidence which shows Browne's original and perceptive contributions to the story. There is a brief discussion of the techniques of etching and reference is made to Browne's predecessors, notably Hogarth, and to the earlier traditions of English graphic art from which he must have worked. The basic tenet of the thesis is that Browne should be considered on his own merits as Dickens' principal illustrator and that the consideration should take place with the illustrations before us.</p> <p>Throughout the argument use is made of critical opinion, from both the past and present day, in order to demonstrate the current standing of Browne's work. A great<br />deal of critical work has been completed on the illustrations in Dickens but not all of it has been fruitful. It is to be hoped that this brief review will serve as a useful introduction to the subject.</p>|
|Appears in Collections:||Open Access Dissertations and Theses|
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