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Charles Dickens : [a life defined by writing]

Author: Michael Slater
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This long-awaited biography, twenty years after the last major account, uncovers Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Drawing on a lifetime's study of this prodigiously brilliant figure, Michael Slater explores the personal and emotional life, the high-profile public activities, the relentless travel, the charitable works, the amateur theatricals and the astonishing productivity. But the core  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Slater
ISBN: 9780300112078 0300112076
OCLC Number: 416250461
Description: xvi, 696 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., portraits ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Early years : from Portsmouth to Chatham, 1812-1822 --
2. Early years : London, 1822-1827 --
3. "The Copperfield days", 1828-1835 --
4. Break-through year, 1836 --
5. Editing Bentley's Magazine, 1836-1837 --
6. Periodicals into novels, 1837-1839 --
7. The Master Humphrey experiment, 1840-1841 --
8. America brought to book, 1842 --
9. "The turning-point of his career" : England, Italy, England, 1842-1845 --
10. An interlude : "daily nooses" and the noose itself, 1846 --
11. Dombey and other dealings, 1846-1848 --
12. From Dombey to Copperfield, 1848-1849 --
13. Interweaving and conducting : writing David Copperfield and beginning Household words, 1849-1850 --
14. The year of the guild, 1850-1851 --
15. Writing Bleak house, 1852-1853 --
16. Writing "For these times", 1853-1854 --
17. Writing Little Dorrit-among other things, 1855-1857 --
18. Drama and denouement : performing The Frozen deep and finishing Little Dorrit, 1857 --
19. Writing off a marriage, 1857-1858 --
20. Stories into scripts : the public readings, 1858 --
21. Serials, series and stories : writing for All the year round, 1859-1861 --
22. Christmas numbers, public readings, and "uncommercial" travels, 1861-1863 --
23. Back to the "big brushes" : writing Our mutual friend, 1864-1865 --
24. Last Christmas numbers, 1865-1867 --
25. Writing, and reading, for America, 1867-1868 --
26. Disappearances and deaths, 1868-1870 --
27. Charles Dickens's explanations
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