skip to content
Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist

Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Becoming Dickens tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. In following the twists and turns of Charles Dickens's early career, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst examines a remarkable double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel. It was a high-stakes gamble, and Dickens never forgot how differently things could have turned out. From his  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert.
Becoming Dickens.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011004219
(OCoLC)700735598
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
ISBN: 9780674062764 0674062760
OCLC Number: 776588136
Description: 1 online resource (389 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Prologue : Somebody and nobody --
Lost and found --
The clerk's tale --
Up in the gallery --
Mr Dickin --
"Here we are!" --
Becoming Boz --
The moving age --
"Pickwick, triumphant" --
[Novelist] Writer --
Dickens at home --
Is she his wife? --
Being Dickens --
Postscript : Signing off.
Responsibility: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst.

Abstract:

Becoming Dickens tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. In following the twists and turns of Charles Dickens's early career, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst examines a remarkable double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel. It was a high-stakes gamble, and Dickens never forgot how differently things could have turned out. From his traumatized childhood to the suicide of his first collaborator and the sudden death of the woman who had a good claim to being the love of his life, Dickens faced powerful obstacles. Douglas-Fairhurst's provocative new biography, focused on the 1830s, portrays a restless and uncertain Dickens who could not decide on the career path he should take and would never feel secure in his considerable achievements--From publisher description.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/776588136> # Becoming Dickens the invention of a novelist
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:MediaObject, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "776588136" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/mau> ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Place/cambridge_mass> ; # Cambridge, Mass.
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Event/1800_1899> ; # 1800 - 1899
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/823.8/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Person/dickens_charles_1812_1870> ; # Charles Dickens
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/novelists_english_19th_century> ; # Novelists, English--19th century
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/engelska_forfattare_1800_talet> ; # Engelska författare--1800-talet
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/literary_criticism_european_english_irish_scottish_welsh> ; # LITERARY CRITICISM--European--English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/history_europe_great_britain> ; # HISTORY--Europe--Great Britain
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_literary> ; # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Literary
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/novelists_english> ; # Novelists, English
    schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/69162342> ; # Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
    schema:datePublished "2011" ;
    schema:description "Becoming Dickens tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. In following the twists and turns of Charles Dickens's early career, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst examines a remarkable double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel. It was a high-stakes gamble, and Dickens never forgot how differently things could have turned out. From his traumatized childhood to the suicide of his first collaborator and the sudden death of the woman who had a good claim to being the love of his life, Dickens faced powerful obstacles. Douglas-Fairhurst's provocative new biography, focused on the 1830s, portrays a restless and uncertain Dickens who could not decide on the career path he should take and would never feel secure in his considerable achievements--From publisher description."@en ;
    schema:description "Prologue : Somebody and nobody -- Lost and found -- The clerk's tale -- Up in the gallery -- Mr Dickin -- "Here we are!" -- Becoming Boz -- The moving age -- "Pickwick, triumphant" -- [Novelist] Writer -- Dickens at home -- Is she his wife? -- Being Dickens -- Postscript : Signing off."@en ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/777937915> ;
    schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/700735598> ;
    schema:name "Becoming Dickens the invention of a novelist"@en ;
    schema:productID "776588136" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/776588136#PublicationEvent/cambridge_mass_belknap_press_of_harvard_university_press_2011> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Agent/belknap_press_of_harvard_university_press> ; # Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=433495> ;
    schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.4159/harvard.9780674062764> ;
    schema:url <http://site.ebrary.com/id/10531198> ;
    schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=3301041> ;
    schema:url <http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt24hhfb> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674062764> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/776588136> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Agent/belknap_press_of_harvard_university_press> # Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
    a bgn:Agent ;
    schema:name "Belknap Press of Harvard University Press" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Person/dickens_charles_1812_1870> # Charles Dickens
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1812" ;
    schema:deathDate "1870" ;
    schema:familyName "Dickens" ;
    schema:givenName "Charles" ;
    schema:name "Charles Dickens" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Place/cambridge_mass> # Cambridge, Mass.
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Cambridge, Mass." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/biography_&_autobiography_literary> # BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Literary
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY--Literary"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/engelska_forfattare_1800_talet> # Engelska författare--1800-talet
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Engelska författare--1800-talet"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/history_europe_great_britain> # HISTORY--Europe--Great Britain
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "HISTORY--Europe--Great Britain"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/literary_criticism_european_english_irish_scottish_welsh> # LITERARY CRITICISM--European--English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "LITERARY CRITICISM--European--English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/777937915#Topic/novelists_english> # Novelists, English
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Novelists, English"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/69162342> # Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Douglas-Fairhurst" ;
    schema:givenName "Robert" ;
    schema:name "Robert Douglas-Fairhurst" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780674062764>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0674062760" ;
    schema:isbn "9780674062764" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/700735598>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
    rdfs:label "Becoming Dickens." ;
    schema:description "Print version:" ;
    schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/776588136> ; # Becoming Dickens the invention of a novelist
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.