Dombey And Son, Charles Dickens S Story Of A Powerful Man Whose Callous Neglect Of His Family Triggers His Professional And Personal Downfall, Showcases The Author S Gift For Vivid Characterization And Unfailingly Realistic Description As Jonathan Lethem Contends In His Introduction, Dickens S Genius Is At One With The Genius Of The Form Of The Novel Itself Dickens Willed Into Existence The Most Capacious And Elastic And Versatile Kind Of Novel That Could Be, One Big Enough For His Vast Sentimental Yearnings And For Every Impulse And Fear And Hesitation In Him That Countervailed Those Yearnings Too Never Parsimonious And Frequently Contradictory, He Always Gives Us Everything He Can, Everything He S Planned To Give, And Then This Modern Library Paperback Classic Was Set From The 1867 Charles Dickens Edition.
George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood. He never regained consciousness, and the next day he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from Wikipedia
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