DOI: 10.17265/2159-5836/2014.06.002
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Rukhsana Rahim Chowdhury

Abstract: This paper will examine the essay, "Night Walks" (2000), to see how Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a social-realist writer of the Victorian era, has used elements adapted from the Romantics in order to draw attention to the pitiable social conditions of Victorian London. Dickens' the realist paradoxically reflected a readiness to think and feel "without immediate external excitement". He expressed his alignment with Romanticism by way of a cultivation of feeling and empathizing. His genius was, as expressed by B…

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