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Charles Dickens: The Making of a Literary Giant
     

Charles Dickens: The Making of a Literary Giant

by Christopher Hibbert, John Sutherland (Foreword by)
 

With passion and wit, Christopher Hibbert details the crucial years that formed Dickens the writer and Dickens the man. He explains how Dickens transferred the smallest fragments of his experience to his fiction, and how he interpreted his youth for both himself and his readers, throwing a clear light on the creative process and sources of literary imagination. An

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With passion and wit, Christopher Hibbert details the crucial years that formed Dickens the writer and Dickens the man. He explains how Dickens transferred the smallest fragments of his experience to his fiction, and how he interpreted his youth for both himself and his readers, throwing a clear light on the creative process and sources of literary imagination. An illuminating look at a complex and baffling person, fans of literary biography will relish Hibbert's acclaimed style as he delivers the fascinating tale of Dickens' development.

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“Hibbert is a remarkably prolific popular historian, who can take on almost anything, from Dickens to General Wolfe, from Agincourt to Garibaldi.” —The Observer

“[Hibbert] is a superbly skillful historical writer.” —The Spectator

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230614260
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
05/12/2009
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Hibbert is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Disraeli, Edward VII, George VI, The Rise and Fall of the House of Medici; The English: A Social History; and Cavaliers and Roundheads.

John Sutherland is Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus at UCL and visiting Professor of Literature at the California Institute of Technology. He is the author of several books, including How to Read a Novel: A User's Guide.

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