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Charles Dickens

(2014)
A Pictorial History of the World's Greatest Storyteller
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Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock and many more. At the age of twelve he was sent to work in a blacking factory by his affectionate but feckless parents. From these unpromising beginnings, he rose to scale all the social and literary heights, entirely through his own efforts. When he died, the world mourned, and he was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey. Yet the brilliance concealed a divided character: a republican, he disliked America; sentimental about the family in his writings, he took up passionately with a young actress; usually generous, he cut off his impecunious children. This pictorial history will shed a new and alternative light on this literary giant.

    

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Paperback Editions

March 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: Charles Dickens: A Pictorial History of the World's Greatest Storyteller
Author(s): Phil Carradice
ISBN: 1-78155-278-9 / 978-1-78155-278-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Charles Dickens: A Pictorial History of the World's Greatest Storyteller
Author(s): Phil Carradice
Publisher: Fonthill Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA