Names in Dickens: Scholarly Articles on Dickens and Onomastics

Considerable research has been devoted to the study of names and naming in Victorian literature, and this is especially true of the works of Charles Dickens. Scholars interested in using onomastics as a critical approach to the novelist should consult the growing number of articles in this field, a sampling of which are given below.

Allingham, Philip V. "Dickens' Christmas Books: Names and Motifs." English Language Notes 29:4 (1992): 59-69.

---. "The Names of Dickens's American Originals in Martin Chuzzlewit." Dickens Quarterly 7:3 (1990): 329-36.

---. "The Naming of Names in A Christmas Carol." Dickens Quarterly 4:1 (1987): 15-20.

Campbell, Jane. "`Competing Towers of Babel': Some Patterns of Language in Hard Times." English Studies in Canada 10:4 (1984): 416-35.

Clarke, Ian. "Two Names in Our Mutual Friend." Dickens Studies Newsletter 14:1 (1983): 12-14.

Fleissner, Robert F. "Drood Renominated." Names: A Journal of Onomastics 40:2 (1992): 117-22.

Harder, Kelsie B. "Dickens and His Lists of Names." Names: A Journal of Onomastics 30:1 (1982): 33-41.

Preston, Edward G. "Muggleton and the Muggletonians." Dickens Quarterly 3:3 (1986): 129-31.

Sanders, Andrew. "Monsieur Heretofore the Marquis: Dickens's St. Evremonde." The Dickensian 81:3 (1985): 148-56.

Stoler, John A. "Dickens' Use of Names in Hard Times." Literary Onomastics Studies 12 (1985): 153-64.

Stone, Harry. "What's in a Name: Fantasy and Calculation in Dickens." Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction 14 (1985): 191-204.


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