Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist

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Harvard University Press, Feb 17, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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This provocative biography tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became Englandís greatest novelist. Focused on the 1830s, it portrays a restless, uncertain Dickens who could not decide on a career path. Through twists and turns, the author traces a double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel.

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In 1855, Charles Dickens formally withdrew from the formal list of law students, permanently giving up the idea of a stable career in the law. At the time he was already the most famous novelist in ... Read full review

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