In what follows, we will add points for putting “The Signal-Man” by Charles Dickens into perspective. These points can serve as inspiration for a meaningful discussion about the text, based on the context it was written in.

Literary period


Works in the same genre

An author who was contemporary to Charles Dickens, but is actually part of the Romantic period in the US is Edgar Allan Poe.


Works by the same author

Charles Dickens’ most famous works are actually novels. He is best known for “Oliver Twist” and “Great Expectations”, but also for the novella “A Christmas Carol”, all of them being adapted into films several times.


References to pop culture

“The Signal-Man” has often been adapted for radio broadcasts, but it has also made its way to movies, inspiring several pop-culture productions.


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