Charles Dickens

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Oxford University Press, UK, Apr 23, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 152 pages
Definitive, concise, and very interesting... From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the Very Interesting People series provides authoritative bite-sized biographies of Britain's most fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Each book in the series is based upon the biographical entry from the world-famous Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. -
 

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User Review  - knightlight777 - LibraryThing

An extensive biography of this most famous author I found a bit dry and academic at times. Dicken's certainly was fortunate that his success came relatively early as an author and the sheer volume he ... Read full review

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

An indispensible biography of Charles Dickens. Aptly subtitled, "A Life Defined By Writing" -- this biography focuses on Dickens' writing, not just his novels but also his short stories, journalism ... Read full review

Contents

1 The making of a writer
1
2 Fame
17
3 Society charity and satire
41
4 Personal affairs and public career
63
5 Reputation and legacy
91
Sources
105
Index
107
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