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ID
C8
Title
"The Man who Half-made Christmas."
Genre
Essay
Page Count
1
Word Count
1160
Publisher
New Clarion
Publication Year
1932
Document Types
Full-text Online
Literary Criticism

An appreciation of the works of Charles Dickens, and his mastery of characterization, creation of atmosphere, and style. Bates explores how Dickens effectively uses atmosphere and style to create memorable characters , despite the fact that those characters are "flat, as flat as omelettes... they are types -- types which we recognise as soon as they appear on the page." In The New Clarion (December 3, 1932, i, 26, 606).


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