Linguo-cultural Manifestations of Food in Charles Dickens’s Works

Armenia, ID LLCE2016-118             The British food phenomenon and some extent table manners are vividly manifested in many works of fiction, including Ch. Dickens’s novels which not only give a full description of the 19th century British life in general but also refer to such a particular aspect of the life of the period as food and drink. Dickens’s novels (Bleak House, Great Expectations) produce typical implications of the food tradition in a broad capacity ; a lot of aspects referring to British traditional food – names of dishes, names of meals, people busy eating in different settings and food used by the poor and the rich. The latter illustrates the author’s focus on characteristic features peculiar to the representatives of different layers of the society of the time, their status, family roles, interests, etc.