Charles Dickens is the definitive interactive illustrated guide to the man and his works. Produced in association with the Charles Dickens Museum, London, it follows Dickens from early childhood, including his time spent as a child labourer, and looks at how he became the greatest celebrity of his age,… More »
Charles Dickens is the definitive interactive illustrated guide to the man and his works. Produced in association with the Charles Dickens Museum, London, it follows Dickens from early childhood, including his time spent as a child labourer, and looks at how he became the greatest celebrity of his age, and how he still remains one of Britain's most renowned literary figures, even in the twenty-first century. It is an intimate look at what he was like as a husband, father, friend and employer; at his longing to be an actor, his travels across North America, his year spent living in Italy and his great love of France. It introduces Dickens's fascinating family and his astonishing circle of friends, and we discover when and how life and real-life personalities were imitated in his art. Charles Dickens was an intriguing personality. He was a man far ahead of his time, a Victorian whose ideals and outlook on life were better suited to the modern world. With beautiful photographs and artworks, and many never before seen facsimile documents from Dickens's own archives, Charles Dickens brings to life this extraordinary and complex man, whose name remains internationally revered and whose work continues to inspire us today.« Less
Dickens' bicentenary, 1812-2012
Contains 26 removable facsimiles of documents, photographs, pamphlets, newspapers, books, and letters folded and inserted in pockets throughout the book.
Early years -- Debt and shame : Warren's blacking factory -- Sketches by Boz -- First love : Maria Beadnell -- The Pickwick Papers -- The Hogarth family -- Married life -- The ten dickens children -- Oliver Twist -- Nicholas Nickleby -- The Old Curiosity Shop -- Barnaby Rudge -- Dickens and North America -- Martin Chuzzlewit -- A Christmas Carol -- Social conscience -- The Italian year -- Dombey and Son -- Dickens and religion -- Dickens's extended family -- David Copperfield -- Dickens the actor -- Magazines : Household Words & All the Year Round -- Bleak House -- Dickens and detectives -- Hard Times -- Dickens and artists -- Living in Paris -- Little Dorrit -- A Tale of Two Cities -- The end of the marriage -- Gad's Hill Place -- Great Expectations -- Ellen Ternan -- Our Mutual Friend -- The Staplehurst crash -- The reading tours -- The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- The legacy of Charles Dickens.
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