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What the Dickens...!

Dickens’ works were among the first in the history of the English novel to have been spun around sociopolitical ‘issues’. They represented the plight of the working class people in the newly industrialised England, and his insight into the hearts of the poor and the outcast startled the country by the direct and powerful appeal it made for human sympathy, writes Suparna Banerjee.

books Updated: Feb 18, 2012 11:52 IST
Suparna Banerjee
Suparna Banerjee
Hindustan Times

First Published: Feb 18, 2012 00:50 IST