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CHARLES DICKENS AND HIS TIMES


Keeley Library     Revised January 23, 2001

See also related topics
Victorian Period:
English Literature
Genral History of Europe
Industrial Revolution

BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT CHARLES DICKENS

in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:World Book, 2001 
Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.5
 in Encyclopedia Americana. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1999
Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v.9
Collins, K.K."Dickens, Charles".v. 5  Eubank, Inga Stina. "Dickens, Charles".v. 9 

   BROWSING GUIDE

See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.
820's          English Literature  Dickens 941's       English History 
338's          Industrial Revolution .

sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
England--Social life and customs 
London (England)--Social life and customs 
Victoria, Queen of Great Britain, 1819-1901 
Great Britain--Social conditions. 
Dickens,Charles,1812-1870--Contemporary England
Furniture, Victorian 
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Criticism and interpretation 
Great Britain--Social conditions. 
Great Britain--Social life and customs--19th century
Architecture, Victorian
English literature--19th century
Art, Victorian 
London (England)
 Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870--Characters 

PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASES
English Literature, 1837-1901 (Victorian age)  View 202 articles
ELECTRIC LIBRARY
 As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases.. You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.
Note: Using the Infotrac Academic Database, one finds 202 articles. Many are full-text articles which can be saved to disk, mailed or printed. Additional articles can be located using any of the other databases.

SELECTED  BOOKS IN REFERENCE  COLLECTION

Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism Ref. 809. 034 N714
Novels for Students Ref. 809.3 N939
Critical Survey of Long Fiction English Language Series Ref. 821.009 C934
British Writers Ref. 820.9 B862
Masterplots II  British and Commonwealth Fiction Series Ref. 823.009 M423
Nineteenth Century Literary Criticism Ref. 809. 034 N714
ADD  SirWinston Chruchill's History ofthe English Speaking peoples
 ADD English history sources
 The Changing world of Charles Dickens [filmstrip] FILMSTRIP    823.8 D548ZC

SELECTED  BOOKS IN THE CIRCULATING COLLECTION

The echoing green ; memories of Victorian youth 309.141081 A954
Dickens; a collection of critical essays.  823.8 D548ZDI 
Allegory in Dickens / 823.8 D548ZVO 
Dickens, his character, comedy, and career. 823.8 D548ZPE
Dickens days in Boston; a record of daily events, 828.8 D548ZPA
Dickens in his time / 941.08 B878
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JACKDAWS:
These are document facsimiles kept near the Reference Desk. Most of the Jackdaws are about history topics, but these might be useful when studying about the background to literature. See the World History Jackdaws and American History Jackdaws links for a list of our Jackdaws topics. Below are jackdaws for several 19th Century British writers.
Keats Shelley Wordsworth Dickens
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SELECTED WEB SITES

Dickens
Charles Dickens London 1865 Charles Dickens Information page(IPL)
The Crystal Palace Timeline of the Nineteenth Century The Union Workhouse
Dickens Concordances The Victorian Web Newgate Prison
Charles Booth's 1889 Descriptive Map of London Poverty PUNCH: A History Project Modern History Sourcebook: 19th-CenturyBritain
Shillings? Farthings? Ha'pennies?? Labour History Research Site Online Resources for 19th-C. British History
Victorian Station-Charles Dickens Victorian Architecture--Great Buildings Online Victorian Art and Artists

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Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
September, 1978  to  June, 2001