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Monod, Sylvère 1921-2006

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Most widely held works by Sylvère Monod
Hard times; an authoritative text, backgrounds, sources, and contemporary reactions, criticism by Charles Dickens ( Book )
27 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 1,935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard Times, Dickens's shortest novel and one of his major triumphs, tells the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father. No other work of Dickens presents so harsh an indictment against the attitude of life he associated with Utilitarianism. With savage bitterness Dickens exposes the devilish industries and institutions that exploited the bodies and minds of the vulnerable labor class
Bleak House : an authoritative and annotated text, illustrations, a note on the text, genesis and composition, backgrounds, criticism by Charles Dickens ( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With their estate entangled in an interminable legal case, the young wards of the court Richard Carstone and Ada Clare are taken into the benevolent care of the kindly John Jarndyce. Ada's companion, the gentle and good-hearted Esther Summerson, is devoted to the old man and, although she loves another, becomes betrothed to him. But behind Esther's supposed orphan past lies a dark secret that leads tragically to deceit, blackmail and murder. And as the endless lawsuit erodes their inheritance, the happiness that Richard and Ada have found in each other is brought into desperate jeopardy
Dickens, the novelist by Sylvère Monod ( Book )
10 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 1,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hard times by Charles Dickens ( Book )
9 editions published between 1966 and 2001 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Since its first publication thirty-five years ago, the Norton Critical Edition of Charles Dickens' Hard Times has been enthusiastically received as both a notable work of Dickens scholarship and a reliable text for the classroom. For this Third Edition, the editors, Fred Kaplan and Sylvere Monod, have re-edited the 1854 first edition text in light of scholarly findings made in the decade since the Second Edition was published. In addition, the annotations to the novel have been revised and expanded." ""Contexts" continues to reprint important documents on industrialism, education, and utilitarianism, including new selections by R.D. Butterworth and Thomas Carlyle." ""Criticism" collects sixteen varied assessments of Hard Times, both contemporary and modern, seven of them new to the Third Edition. The new contributors are Gorman Beauchamp, Jean Ferguson Carr, David L. Cowles, Patricia E. Johnson, Eric P. Levy, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Leona Toker." "A Chronology and updated Selected Bibliography are also included."--Jacket
Martin Chuzzlewit by Sylvère Monod ( Book )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A work of Dickens' comic writing that redresses the balance by devoting its attention to a critical discussion of the novel and by including a survey of the critical positions held in the past. It discusses the themes of selfishness and hypocrisy and explores the history of the text and the complex relationship between Dickens and the US
Œuvres by Joseph Conrad ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in French and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bleak House by Charles Dickens ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The English equity court of the nineteenth-century is satirized in Dickens' tale about the suit of Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce
Dickens, romancier; étude sur la création littéraire dans les romans de Charles Dickens by Sylvère Monod ( Book )
12 editions published in 1953 in French and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les aventures d'Olivier Twist by Charles Dickens ( Book )
24 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in French and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orphelin, né de parents inconnus, Oliver Twist n'échappe aux rigueurs de l'hospice et des mauvais traitements de l'infâme madame Sowerberry, que pour tomber entre les mains de voleurs qui l'obligent à devenir leur complice
Histoire de la litterature anglaise : de victoria a elisabeth II by Sylvère Monod ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in French and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les grandes espérances by Charles Dickens ( Book )
13 editions published between 1959 and 1999 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This was Dickens' second-to-last complete novel. It was first published as a weekly series in 1860 and in book form in 1861. Early critics had mixed reviews, disliking Dickens' tendency to exaggerate both plot and characters, but readers were so enthusiastic that the 1861 edition required five printings. Similar to Dickens' memories of his own childhood, in his early years the young Pip seems powerless to stand against injustice or to ever realize his dreams for a better life. However, as he grows into a useful worker and then an educated young man he reaches an important realization: grand schemes and dreams are never what they first seem to be. Pip himself is not always honest, and careful readers can catch him in several obvious contradictions between his truth and fantasies. Victorian-era audiences were more likely to have appreciated the melodramatic scenes and the revised, more hopeful ending. However, modern critics have little but praise for Dickens' brilliant development of timeless themes: fear and fun, loneliness and luck, classism and social justice, humiliation and honor. Some still puzzle over Dickens' revision that ends the novel with sudden optimism, and they suggest that the sales of Dickens' magazine All the Year Round, in which the series first appeared, was assured by gluing on a happy ending that hints Pip and Estella will unite at last. Some critics point out that the original ending is better because it is more realistic since Pip must earn the self-knowledge that can only come from giving up his obsession with Estella. However, Victorian audiences eagerly followed the story of Pip, episode by episode, assuming that the protagonist's love and patience would win out in the end. Modern editions contain both denouements for the reader to choose a preference
La maison d'apre-vent : recits pour Noel et autres by Charles Dickens ( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Esquisses de Boz ; Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Ami commun ; [suivi de] Le Mystère d'Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dickens memorial lectures, 1970 by Kathleen Tillotson ( Book )
6 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La vie et les aventures personnelles de David Copperfield le jeune by Charles Dickens ( Book )
20 editions published between 1952 and 1998 in French and English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman - enfant-travail - pauvreté - Angleterre (Grande-Bretagne)
Waverley : et autres romans by Walter Scott ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë ( Book )
13 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in French and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Un sommet du romantisme victorien. Une jeune gouvernante aime le père de ses élèves et est aimée de lui. Son sens du devoir reprend le dessus quand elle decouvre que l'homme séquestre sa première femme qui souffre de désordres mentaux. Le dossier comporte les réactions à la publication du livre en 1847, des articles de presse et extraits de romans de l'époque
Ivanhoé et autres romans by Walter Scott ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oeuvres by Joseph Conrad ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in French and Undetermined and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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