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Dispensing with Style

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‘I dispense with style’, M. Blandois/Rigaud tells Abel Flintwinch, with a Gallic wave of the hand (LD, i, 30, 345). He does and does not mean it. The lack of any stylistic attractions, any marks of fashion or elegance, about the Clennam house is irrelevant to Blandois’s purposes there, and no obstacle to pressing an entry; he is, at the same time and in his own person, an excrescence of style – a florid incursion of melodramatic mannerism into the mix of styles that constitutes an...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Volume:
86
Pages:
253-277
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
Host title:
Dickens's Style
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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527969
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9781107028432
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2015-06-25

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