Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist
Harvard University Press, Feb 17, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 400 pages
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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I wish I could write about writing the way Douglas-Fairhurst does. Read full review