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Charles Dickens : his life and his work

Author: Stephen Leacock
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) shares the stage with Charles Dickens and Mark Twain as one of the best-loved humorists in the English-speaking world, and at the time of its original publication, Leacock's biography of Dickens was widely and enthusiastically hailed as a vital, grand, and masterful examination of the man and his writing." "That Leacock's biography of the great novelist was the first to explore the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Leacock, Stephen, 1869-1944.
Charles Dickens.
Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside, ©2004
(OCoLC)745696242
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Leacock
ISBN: 9781550417678 1550417673
OCLC Number: 52459698
Notes: Cover and spine title has subtitle: His life and work.
Includes index.
"This reprinted edition of Charles Dickens, his life and work, has not been edited, updated or revised to correct typograhical errors or ommissions found in the original version, published by Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1933, 1934"--Title page verso.
Description: vii, 280 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Charles Dickens his life and work
Responsibility: Stephen Leacock.

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"Stephen Leacock (1869-1944) shares the stage with Charles Dickens and Mark Twain as one of the best-loved humorists in the English-speaking world, and at the time of its original publication, Leacock's biography of Dickens was widely and enthusiastically hailed as a vital, grand, and masterful examination of the man and his writing." "That Leacock's biography of the great novelist was the first to explore the humour of Dickens' novels is only natural. Originally published in 1933, it is filled with sharp commentary and was a book that Leacock was enormously and justifiably proud." "Of Leacock's masterful recounting of the life of Dickens, the New York Times wrote, "There is wit in this book, and such sprightliness as only a Stephen Leacock could inject into it." Readable, entertaining, and insightful, this biography is a classic work, admirable for both its subject and author. Book jacket."--Jacket.

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