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The Resource Charles Dickens : a life, by Claire Tomalin

Charles Dickens : a life, by Claire Tomalin

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Charles Dickens : a life
Title
Charles Dickens
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
by Claire Tomalin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonicly hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock, and many more. At the age of twelve he was sent to work in a blacking factory by his affectionate but feckless parents. From these unpromising beginnings, he rose to scale all the social and literary heights, entirely through his own efforts. When he died, the world mourned, and he was buried - against his wishes - in Westminster Abbey. Yet the brilliance concealed a divided character: a republican, he disliked America; sentimental about the family in his writings, he took up passionately with a young actress; usually generous, he cut off his impecunious children. Claire Tomalin, author of "Whitbread Book of the Year Samuel Pepys", paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius. "Charles Dickens: A Life" is the examination of Dickens we deserve
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tomalin, Claire
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dickens, Charles
  • Novelists, English
Label
Charles Dickens : a life, by Claire Tomalin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-492) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART ONE -- 1.The Sins of the Fathers -- 2.A London Education -- 3.Becoming Boz -- 4.The Journalist -- 5.Four Publishers and a Wedding -- 6.`Till death do us part' -- 7.Blackguards and Brigands -- PART TWO -- 8.Killing Nell -- 9.Conquering America -- 10.Setbacks -- 11.Travels, Dreams and Visions -- 12.Crisis -- 13.Dombey, with Interruptions -- 14.A Home -- 15.A Personal History -- 16.Fathers and Sons -- 17.Children at Work -- 18.Little Dorrit and Friends -- 19.Wayward and Unsettled -- PART THREE -- 20.Stormy Weather -- 21.Secrets, Mysteries and Lies -- 22.The Bebelle Life -- 23.Wise Daughters -- 24.The Chief -- 25.`Things look like work again' -- 26.Pickswick, Pecknicks, Pickwicks -- 27.The Remembrance of My Friends
Control code
000047958559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 527 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670917679
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Charles Dickens : a life, by Claire Tomalin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [489]-492) and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: PART ONE -- 1.The Sins of the Fathers -- 2.A London Education -- 3.Becoming Boz -- 4.The Journalist -- 5.Four Publishers and a Wedding -- 6.`Till death do us part' -- 7.Blackguards and Brigands -- PART TWO -- 8.Killing Nell -- 9.Conquering America -- 10.Setbacks -- 11.Travels, Dreams and Visions -- 12.Crisis -- 13.Dombey, with Interruptions -- 14.A Home -- 15.A Personal History -- 16.Fathers and Sons -- 17.Children at Work -- 18.Little Dorrit and Friends -- 19.Wayward and Unsettled -- PART THREE -- 20.Stormy Weather -- 21.Secrets, Mysteries and Lies -- 22.The Bebelle Life -- 23.Wise Daughters -- 24.The Chief -- 25.`Things look like work again' -- 26.Pickswick, Pecknicks, Pickwicks -- 27.The Remembrance of My Friends
Control code
000047958559
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xlvii, 527 p., [24] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670917679
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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