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Charles Dickens : a life

Author: Claire Tomalin; Alex Jennings; Tantor Media.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Ct.] : Tantor Audio, ℗2012.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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"When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes. Thousands flocked to mourn the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England. His books had made them laugh, shown them the squalor and greed of English life, and also the power of personal virtue and the strength of ordinary people.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biography
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Claire Tomalin; Alex Jennings; Tantor Media.
ISBN: 9781452608648 1452608644 9781452638645 1452638640
OCLC Number: 794525958
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Narrator: Alex Jennings.
Description: 13 audio discs (16.50 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Claire Tomalin.

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"When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes. Thousands flocked to mourn the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England. His books had made them laugh, shown them the squalor and greed of English life, and also the power of personal virtue and the strength of ordinary people. In his last years Dickens drew adoring crowds, had met presidents and princes, and had amassed a fortune. Yet like his heroes, Dickens trod a hard path to greatness. His young life was overturned when his profligate father was sent to debtors' prison and Dickens was forced into harsh factory work--but this led to his remarkable eye for all that was absurd, tragic, and redemptive in London life. This biography gives full measure to Dickens's stature--his virtues both as a writer and as a human being--while observing his failings in both respects with an unblinking eye"--Publisher description.

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