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100 1  Andrews, Malcolm,|d1942- 
245 10 Dickensian laughter :|bessays on Dickens and humour /
       |cMalcolm Andrews. 
250    First published in paperback. 
264  1 Oxford :|bOxford University Press,|c2016. 
264  4 |c©2013 
300    xii, 194 pages :|billustrations ;|c21 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Opening a fresh vein of humour -- Staging comic anecdotes 
       -- Comic timing -- Laughter and incongruity -- Falling 
       apart laughing -- Laughter and laughers in Dickens -- What
       made Dickens laugh? -- Afterword : Dickensian laughter in 
       a popular Dark Age. 
520 8  "How does Dickens make his readers laugh? What is the 
       distinctive character of Dickensian humour? These are the 
       questions explored in this book on a topic that has been 
       strangely neglected in critical studies over the last half
       century. Dickens's friend and biographer John Forster 
       declared that: 'His leading quality was Humour.' At the 
       end of Dickens's career he was acclaimed as 'the greatest 
       English Humourist since Shakespeare's time.' In 1971 the 
       critic Philip Collins surveyed recent decades of Dickens 
       criticism and asked 'from how many discussions of Dickens 
       in the learned journals would one ever guess that (as 
       Dickens himself thought) humour was his leading quality, 
       his highest faculty?' Forty years later, that rhetorical 
       question has lost none of its force. Why? Perhaps 
       Dickens's genius as a humourist is simply taken for 
       granted, and critics prefer to turn to his other 
       achievements; or perhaps humour is too hard to analyse 
       without spoiling the fun?" 
600 10 Dickens, Charles,|d1812-1870|xCriticism and 
600 17 Dickens, Charles,|d1812-1870.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00028294 
650  0 Humor in literature. 
650  7 Humor in literature.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00963735 
655  7 Criticism, interpretation, etc.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411635 
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