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Charles Dickens

Author: Michael Slater
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography that reveals Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Drawing on a study of this prodigiously brilliant figure, it explores the personal and emotional life, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Dickens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Slater
ISBN: 9780300112078 0300112076
OCLC Number: 759875155
Notes: 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 "uncommericial" 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 Dicken's explanations
Description: xvi, 696 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., portr
Responsibility: Michael Slater

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