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The life of Charles Dickens : the illustrated edition

Author: John Forster; Jane Smiley; Holly Furneaux
Publisher: New York : Sterling Signature, ©2011.
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John Forster's original three-volume text is abridged and brought to life with the addition of illuminating extracts from Dickens' own work and from recent criticism, biography and fiction.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Dickens; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Forster; Jane Smiley; Holly Furneaux
ISBN: 9781402772856 1402772858
OCLC Number: 751832026
Notes: Includes index.
"This is an abridged version of the original The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster."--T.p. verso.
Description: 512 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1812-1822. Childhood --
1822-1824. Hard experiences in boyhood --
1824-1830. School days and start in life --
1831-1935. Reporters' gallery and newspaper literature --
1836. First book, and origin of Pickwick --
1837. Writing the Pickwick papers --
1837-1838. Between Pickwick and Nickleby --
1838. Oliver Twist --
1838-1839. Nicholas Nickleby --
1838-1839. During and after Nickleby --
1839. New literary project --
1840-1841. The Old curiosity shop --
1840. Devonshire Terrace and Broadstairs --
1841. Barnaby Rudge --
1841. Public dinner in Edinburgh --
1841. Adventures in the Highlands --
1841. Again at Broadstairs --
1841. Eve of the visit to America --
1842. First impressions of America --
1842. Second impressions of America --
1842. Philadelphia, Washington, and the South --
1842. Canal-boat journeys: bound far west --
1842. The far west: to Niagara Falls --
1842. Niagara and Montreal --
1842. American notes --
1843. First year of Martin Chuzzlewit --
1843-1844. Chuzzlewit disappointments and Christmas Carol --
1844. Year of departure for Italy --
1844. Idleness at Albaro: Villa Bagnerello --
1844. Work in Genoa: Palazzo Peschiere --
1844. Italian travel --
1845. Last months in Italy --
1845-1846. Again in England --
1846. A home in Switzerland --
1846. Swiss people and scenery --
1846. Sketches chiefly personal --
1846. Literary labour at Lausanne --
1846. Revolution at Geneva, Christmas book and last days in Switzerland --
1846-1847. Three months in Paris --
1846-1848. Dombey and son --
1847-1852. Splendid strolling --
1848-1851. Seaside holidays --
1848-1850. Haunted man and household words --
1848-1851. Last year in Devonshire Terrace --
1850-1853. David Copperfield and Bleak House --
1853-1855. Home incidents and Hard Times --
1853. Switzerland and Italy revisited --
1853, 1854, and 1856. Three summers at Boulogne --
1855-1856. Residence in Paris --
1855-1857. Little Dorrit, and a lazy tour --
1857-1858. What happened at this time --
1856-1870. Gadshill Place --
1858-1859. First paid readings --
1859-1861. All the year round and the uncommercial traveller --
1861-1863. Second series of readings --
1855-1865. Hints for books written and unwritten --
1864-1867. Third series of readings --
1836-1870. Dickens as a novelist --
1867. America revisited: November and December, 1867 --
1868. American revisited: January to April, 1868 --
1868-1870. Last readings --
1869-1870. Last book --
1836-1870. Personal characteristics --
1869-1870. The end.
Responsibility: John Forster ; general editor, Holly Furneaux ; with a foreword by Jane Smiley.
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