Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens

Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens

by Robert Gottlieb

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ISBN-13: 9780374298807
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 11/27/2012
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.88(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.86(d)

About the Author

Robert Gottlieb has been the editor in chief of Alfred A. Knopf and The New Yorker. He is the author of Sarah: The Life of Sarah Bernhard, George Balanchine: The Ballet Maker, and Lives and Letters (FSG, 2011), and is the dance critic for The New York Observer.

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Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
MahMah More than 1 year ago
I'm not sure I'm glad I read this book or not... it destroyed so many sweet illusions I had of THE Charles Dickens who wrote so many beloved famous books that have remained in my heart long after I set them on my bookshelf. However, I very much like the way the biographer gives separate chapters to Dickens, his wife and each of his children, rather than muddling them all together leaving the reader to sort who was who and did what, when and where! If one doesn't mind reading some harsh human truths about the great Dickens, (and his family) then this is the biography I would definitely recommend over others. It certainly will open your eyes and heart in many respects.
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hannahrussellpcn More than 1 year ago
Great expectations is a good novel. I have enjoyed reading it. It certainly is a good page turner. Charles Dickerson has a great mind and is a great novelist. I would recommend this book for people who want a good challenge.