Charles Dickens

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Wordsworth Editions, 2007 - 154 pages
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Hard to say if this highly readable book is more a study of Dickens or of the philosophy of G K. He portrays Dickens as an anarchic radical - claims Walter Scott as a Tory radical which is harder to ... Read full review

Contents

The Dickens Period
3
The Boyhood of Dickens
14
The Youth of Dickens
23
The Pickwick Papers
37
The Great Popularity
51
Dickens and America
64
Dickens and Christmas
78
The Time of Transition
91
Later Life and Works
106
IO The Great Dickens Characters
122
On the Alleged Optimism of Dickens
133
A Note on the Future of Dickens
145
Index
151
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About the author (2007)

Gilbert Keith Chesterton was born in London, England, in 1874. He began his education at St Paul's School, and later went on to study art at the Slade School, and literature at University College in London. Chesterton wrote a great deal of poetry, as well as works of social and literary criticism. Among his most notable books are The Man Who Was Thursday, a metaphysical thriller, and The Everlasting Man, a history of humankind's spiritual progress. After Chesterton converted to Catholicism in 1922, he wrote mainly on religious topics. Chesterton is most known for creating the famous priest-detective character Father Brown, who first appeared in "The Innocence of Father Brown." Chesterton died in 1936 at the age of 62.

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