Dickens: A Biography / Edition 1

Dickens: A Biography / Edition 1

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by Fred Kaplan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801860180

ISBN-13: 2900801860187

Pub. Date: 11/09/1998

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

From a bitter childhood mired in poverty and hard work to a career as the most acclaimed and best-loved writer in the English-speaking world, Charles Dickens had a life as tumultuous as any he created in his teeming novels of life in Victorian England. And no one has captured the rich texture of this life as colorfully and persuasively as Fred Kaplan in this acclaimed…  See more details below

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From a bitter childhood mired in poverty and hard work to a career as the most acclaimed and best-loved writer in the English-speaking world, Charles Dickens had a life as tumultuous as any he created in his teeming novels of life in Victorian England. And no one has captured the rich texture of this life as colorfully and persuasively as Fred Kaplan in this acclaimed biography. Thoroughly researched, Dickens provides an absorbing and perceptive account of its subject as a singularly complex man and a consummate artist, offering readers new insights into Dickens' - and literature's - greatest works, such as Bleak House, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900801860187
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
11/09/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
640

Table of Contents

Contents

Illustrations,
Preface, 1998,
CHAPTER ONE: Scenes of His Boyhood (1812–1822),
CHAPTER TWO: The Hero of My Own Life (1822–1834),
CHAPTER THREE: The First Coming (1834–1837),
CHAPTER FOUR: Charley Is My Darling (1837–1841),
CHAPTER FIVE: The Emperor of Cheerfulness (1842–1844),
CHAPTER SIX: An Angelic Nature (1844–1846),
CHAPTER SEVEN: As My Father Would Observe (1846–1849),
CHAPTER EIGHT: No Need for Rest (1849–1853),
CHAPTER NINE: The Sparkler of Albion (1853–1855),
CHAPTER TEN: Superfluous Fierceness (1855–1857),
CHAPTER ELEVEN: My Own Wild Way (1857–1859),
CHAPTER TWELVE: A Splendid Excess (1860–1864),
CHAPTER THIRTEEN: The Sons of Toil (1864–1868),
CHAPTER FOURTEEN: A Castle in the Other World (1867–1870),
Notes,
Image Gallery,
Acknowledgments,
Index,

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