EIL 4.7 Dickens Context

British Literature Module 4.7

British Literature- Excellence in Literature: English 4Study Guide: British Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 4)

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Focus Text: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Honors Texts

Oliver Twist or David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

Module 4.7 Context Links

These links represent only the online resources referenced in this module. Instructions, background information, offline resources, and assignments are all found in the Excellence in Literature study guide listed above.

Readings

https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/realism

http://orwell.ru/library/reviews/dickens/english/e_chd

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/greatexpect.html

http://www.dickenslive.com/

http://charlesdickenspage.com/characters.html

The Author’s Life

https://excellence-in-literature.com/charles-dickens-biography/

G. K. Chesterton’s biography of Dickens

http://charlesdickenspage.com/index.html

 http://tellingtrails.wordpress.com/2006/03/24/charles-dickens/

https://www.charlesdickensinfo.com/life/

http://www.dickens.jp/genealogy/genealogy-e.html

http://spartacus-educational.com/PRdickens.htm

Poetry

Please see the study guide for notes and instructions.

E. B. Browning: https://excellence-in-literature.com/elizabeth-barrett-browning-poetry

R. Browning: https://excellence-in-literature.com/robert-browning-poetry

https://excellence-in-literature.com/how-they-brought-the-good-news-from-ghent-to-aix-by-robert-browning

Audio

Great Expectations narrated by Simon Vance: http://amzn.to/2qdAiKh

https://librivox.org/great-expectations-by-charles-dickens/ (Amateur)

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1905390

Music

https://www.wqxr.org/story/185550-too-busy-read-charles-dickens-try-music/

http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/16595

Video

https://excellence-in-literature.com/great-expectations-1946-film

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/bleakhouse/animation.shtml

https://shop.tcm.com/charles-dickens-london-works-charles-dickens-london-works/881482315994

Visual Arts

http://charlesdickenspage.com/illustrations.html

http://www.victorianweb.org/art/index.html

Historical Context

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/learn/story-of-england/victorian/

https://sites.udel.edu/britlitwiki/social-life-in-victorian-england/

https://www.bl.uk/victorian-britain

https://sites.udel.edu/britlitwiki/social-life-in-victorian-england/

Places to Go

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0128/p16s02-trgn.html

https://www.london-walking-tours.co.uk/dickens_london_walk.htm

https://charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk

https://dickensmuseum.com

Just for Fun

https://exec.typepad.com/greatexpectations/dickens-genius-for-comedy.html

http://www.victorianlondon.org/lee/website.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/multimedia/dickens/


Index of British Literature context link pages

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British Literature Texts (recommended editions)

British Lit study guide, and links to focus and honors texts (opens in a new tab at the author’s Everyday Education site)

 

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