Item #5646 Charles Dickens’ Heroines and Women Folk: Some Thoughts Concerning Them. Charles Dickens, Charles F. Rideal.
Charles Dickens’ Heroines and Women Folk: Some Thoughts Concerning Them

Charles Dickens’ Heroines and Women Folk: Some Thoughts Concerning Them. A Lecture

Westminster: The Roxburghe Press, c.1895. Revised Edition. 12mo, publisher’s blue-green cloth, spine and upper board gilt, black endpapers, uncut edges.

"His heroines and women folk are true specimens of everyday womanhood." Revised second edition of editor and Abbey Press founder Charles F. Rideal’s examination of Dickens’s portrayal of female characters. Based on a lecture he delivered to the Victorian Chemists’ Assistants’ Association, Rideal’s text refutes accusations made by detractors that Dickens was vulgar, a "snob," and lacked the ability to produce fully developed characters, particularly "heroines and women-folk," whom Rideal believes to have been based on the women in the author's life. This was the first published text to consider the author’s views on women, which are often labeled as sexist, at times hailed as progressive, and often explored through psychoanalytic frameworks in regards to his childhood trauma. Illustrated in black-and-white with two drawings of Dickens’s Dot and Edith Dombey by British portrait painter Florence Pash. While the undated title page states this is the "Second and Revised Edition," no first edition appears to be recorded in OCLC. Spine-ends and corners lightly rubbed, else fine. Item #5646

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