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First Edition   ©1996

Great Expectations

Charles Dickens , Janice Carlisle (University of Tulane)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-08082-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-08082-2
  • Paper Text , 641 pages

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  About the Series
  About This Volume
    
PART I. GREAT EXPECTATIONS: THE COMPLETE TEXT
    
  Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
    
  The Complete Text [1861 edition, collated with the 1868 Charles Dickens Edition]
    
  The Endings in Great Expectations
    
PART II. GREAT EXPECTATIONS: A CASE STUDY IN CONTEMPORARY CRITICISM
    
  A Critical History of Great Expectations
    
  Psychoanalytic Criticism and Great Expectations
    What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
    Psychanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
    A Psychoanalytic Perspective
       Peter Brooks, Repetition, Repression, and Return: The Plotting of Great Expectations
    
  Deconstruction and Great Expectations
    What Is Deconstruction?
    Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
    Deconstructive and Postcolonial Perspectives
       Edward W. Said, Two Commentaries on Great Expectations: From Deconstruction to Postcolonialism
    
  Feminist Criticism and Great Expectations
    What Is Feminissst Criticism?
    Feminist Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
    A Feminist Perspective
       Hilary Schor, "If He Should Turn to and Beat Her": Violence, Desire, and the Woman's Story in Great Expectations
    
  Gender Criticism and Great Expectations
    What Is Gender Criticism?
    Gender Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
    A Perspective on Gender and Sexuality
       William A. Cohen, Manual Conduct in Great Expectations
    
  Cultural Criticism and Great Expectations
    What Is Cultural Criticism?
    Cultual Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
    A Cultural Perspective
       Jay Clayton, Is Pip Postmodern? Or, Dickens at the End of the Twentieth Century
    
  Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
    
  About the Contributors