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The Resource Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Label
Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist
Title
Becoming Dickens
Title remainder
the invention of a novelist
Statement of responsibility
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Becoming Dickens tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. In following the twists and turns of Charles Dickens's early career, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst examines a remarkable double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel. It was a high-stakes gamble, and Dickens never forgot how differently things could have turned out. From his traumatized childhood to the suicide of his first collaborator and the sudden death of the woman who had a good claim to being the love of his life, Dickens faced powerful obstacles. Douglas-Fairhurst's provocative new biography, focused on the 1830s, portrays a restless and uncertain Dickens who could not decide on the career path he should take and would never feel secure in his considerable achievements. -- from Publisher Description
Summary
Becoming Dickens tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. In following the twists and turns of Charles Dickens's early career, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst examines a remarkable double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel. It was a high-stakes gamble, and Dickens never forgot how differently things could have turned out. From his traumatized childhood to the suicide of his first collaborator and the sudden death of the woman who had a good claim to being the love of his life, Dickens faced powerful obstacles. Douglas-Fairhurst's provocative new biography, focused on the 1830s, portrays a restless and uncertain Dickens who could not decide on the career path he should take and would never feel secure in his considerable achievements--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10015913
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert
Dewey number
  • 823.8
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Novelists, English
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the invention of a novelist
Label
Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-370) and index
Contents
Prologue : Somebody and nobody -- Lost and found -- The clerk's tale -- Up in the gallery -- Mr. Dickin -- "Here we are!" -- Becoming Boz -- The moving age -- "Pickwick, triumphant" -- [Novelist] Writer -- Dickens at home -- Is she his wife? -- Being Dickens -- Postscript : Signing off
Control code
ocn855116463
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk ed.
Extent
389 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674050037
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-370) and index
Contents
Prologue : Somebody and nobody -- Lost and found -- The clerk's tale -- Up in the gallery -- Mr. Dickin -- "Here we are!" -- Becoming Boz -- The moving age -- "Pickwick, triumphant" -- [Novelist] Writer -- Dickens at home -- Is she his wife? -- Being Dickens -- Postscript : Signing off
Control code
ocn855116463
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st Harvard University Press pbk ed.
Extent
389 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780674050037
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Other physical details
ill.

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