Phiz: The Man Who Drew Dickens

Phiz: The Man Who Drew Dickens

by Valerie Lester

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Overview

'Phiz' - Hablot Knight Browne - was the great illustrator of Dickens' fiction. For over twenty-three years they worked together, and Phiz's drawings brought to life a galaxy of much-loved characters, from Mr Pickwick, Nicholas Nickleby and Mr Micawber, to Little Nell and David Copperfield. But, from the mystery of his birth onwards, Phiz himself led a life as rich as any novel.

In this vivid, lively memoir - the first full biography, long-awaited by Victorian scholars - his great-great-granddaughter Valerie Browne Lester tracks the struggles of the abandoned Browne family and follows Phiz's path to marriage and fame, his travels around England and Ireland and work with Dickens, Lever, Trollope and others, and his colourful private life.

Based on a mass of unpublished material, this enchanting book, packed with surprising and delicious illustrations, is a perfect present for all who love Dickens and enjoy the hidden byways of Victorian life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781446483930
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 07/31/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

Valerie Browne Lester, the great-great-granddaughter of Phiz, is a journalist, poet and playwright, and former university lecturer at George Washington University. She is the author of Fasten Your Seatbelts! History and Heroism in the Pan Am Cabin and lives in Maryland, USA.

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