Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department of English
Annette R. Federico, Ph.D
This paper argues that Charles Dickens' political and world views were in sympathy with Utilitarianism, as defined by Jeremy Bentham. The Utilitarianism Dickens attacked in A Christmas Carol, Hard Times, and Little Dorrit was not real utilitarianism; it was utilitarianism appropriated by England's middle-class.
Allentuck, Zachary, "A Dickensian Utilitarianism" (2016). Senior Honors Projects, 2010-current. 190.