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The friendly Dickens : being a good-natured guide to the art and adventures of the man who invented Scrooge

Author: Norrie Epstein
Publisher: New York : Viking, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Friendly Dickens helps you turn the pages of a masterpiece like David Copperfield or an "obscure" novel like Nicholas Nickleby as eagerly as you switch channels." "Norrie Epstein - whose The Friendly Shakespeare was called "spirited, informative and provocative" by The New York Times - strips away the polite veneer of Victorian society to reveal Dickens's life and times in all their squalor and glory, from his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norrie Epstein
ISBN: 0670839434 9780670839438 0140153829 9780140153828
OCLC Number: 39033375
Notes: "A Winokur/Boates book."
Description: xvii, 427 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: On Dickens --
How to Read Dickens --
The First Time: Memories of Dickens --
Early Life --
John and Elizabeth Dickens --
Childhood and Other Sorrows --
Annus Horribilis --
Interregnum --
Journalism: Biding Time --
Dickens in Love --
Sketches by Boz --
Charles and Catherine --
Novels by the Numbers --
The Pickwick Papers --
"I Thought of Mr. Pickwick" --
The Pickwickian Revolution --
Pickwickiana --
Food, Glorious Food (and Drink) --
The Creation of Charles Dickens --
Oliver Twist --
Twistiana --
Fagin: The Monster Who Haunts Our Dreams --
The Jewish Question --
The Death of Mary Hogarth --
Nicholas Nickleby --
Adapting Nickleby --
Playing Nicholas --
The Prodigal Father --
The Dickensian Freak Show --
The Old Curiosity Shop --
Who Would Not Weep for Little Nell? --
The Erotic Child --
How Many Children Did Dickens Kill? --
Barnaby Rudge --
Public Executions --
American Notes --
International Copyright --
Martin Chuzzlewit --
Chuzzlewit Lore --
Chuzzlewit's Yankee-Doodledom --
The World According to Gamp --
Seth Pecksniff, Hypocrite Extraordinaire --
Todgers's --
Masterpiece Theatre --
The Illustrated Dickens --
A Christmas Carol --
History of a Story --
Dickens's Own Christmas --
Caroliana --
Reading Carol --
Middle Years --
"Those Carefree, Memless Days" --
Dombey and Son --
Fathers and Daughters --
The Great Reformer --
Fallen Women Raised Up --
The Proper and the Improper --
David Copperfield --
A Question of Character --
Dickensian Names --
Bleak House --
Dickens's London --
Power Walking --
Midlife Yearnings --
Hard Times --
Maria Redux --
Little Dorrit --
Shades of the Prison House --
Taffycoram --
Dickens's Women --
The Inimitable Dickensian --
Final Years --
The Frozen Heart --
The Marriage Ends --
It Comes Out --
Trophy Wives --
A Double Life --
Bonfire of the Vanities --
The Readings --
A Tale of Two Cities --
Great Expectations --
On Great Expectations --
Miss Havisham's Fire --
America Redux --
Our Mutual Friend --
Daddy Dearest --
The Mystery of Edwin Drood --
Droodiana --
Droodians Afoot! --
A Modern Critic Reviews Dickens --
Death Comes to "The Inimitable" --
Life after Dickens --
The Master --
A Select Filmography.
Other Titles: Dickens
Responsibility: Norrie Epstein.

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"The Friendly Dickens helps you turn the pages of a masterpiece like David Copperfield or an "obscure" novel like Nicholas Nickleby as eagerly as you switch channels." "Norrie Epstein - whose The Friendly Shakespeare was called "spirited, informative and provocative" by The New York Times - strips away the polite veneer of Victorian society to reveal Dickens's life and times in all their squalor and glory, from his childhood days toiling in a blacking factory while his father languished in debtor's prison, to his first visit to the United States, where he was hailed as the greatest living writer." "The Friendly Dickens includes an illuminating guide to all of Dickens's works and lively appreciations of characters both major and minor, interviews with aficionados from Patrick Stewart to biographer Phyllis Rose, eye-catching illustrations, copious quotations, a highly opinionated filmography and informative sidebars on almost every page."--Jacket.

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