Importance Of Serialization In Dickens

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3. Serial novels / 19th c. fiction
In this section I am going to explain how important and relevant the serialization in Dickens´works is. As the Norton Anthology of English Literature says “The Victorian era was a period of dramatic change that brought England to its highest point of development as a world power. The rapid growth of London, from a population of 2 million when Victoria came to the throne to one of 6.5 million by the time of Victoria's death, indicates the dramatic transition from a way of life based on the ownership of land to a modern urban economy.”
The Victorian era developed many aspects of the English life, giving it prosperity, optimism and stability. One of these aspects was in literature, since publishers could bring material out more cheaply than ever before. The most important development in this period was the growth of the periodical. Novels and long works of non-fiction were published in serial form. One useful example is Bleak House, which is written in serial form.
As history says, “Victorian novels seek to represent a large and
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Not only Dickens was one of the main authors to use serialization. William Makepeace Thackeray, Brontë´s sisters and George Eliot were Dickens´ rival during the Victorian period. As I already said, Dickens was one of the best writers during this era and he exemplifies the Victorian novelist better than anyone. But William Makepeace Thackeray was Dickens´ main rival during this time. They had a similar style, but Thackeray was a little bit more emotionally and he had a cruel satirical view of his characters. He also has a tendency to show situations of a more middle class variety than Dickens. He is best known for his novel Vanity Fair, which it is also a good example of Victorian

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