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Charles Dickens by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
  

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This is the definitive illustrated guide to the man and his works. It follows Dickens from early childhood, including his time spent as a child labourer, and looks at how he became the greatest celebrity of his age - and how he still remains recognized as one of England's greatest celebrities, even in the twenty-first century.

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Charles Dickens by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

The illustrated guide to Charles Dickens takes an intimate look at what he was like as a husband, a father, a friend and an employer; at his longing to be an actor, at his travels across North America, his year spent living in Italy and his great love of France. Alongside Dickens himself, readers will meet his fascinating family and his astonishing circle of friends - and will discover when and how life and real-life personalities were imitated in Dickens' art. The cast of characters in Charles Dickens embraces an incredible array of famous - and occasionally infamous - Victorians.

About the Author

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. She has written more than 20 books, including Lizzie Siddal, The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (2004) and Katey, The Life and Loves of Dickens's Artist Daughter (2006).

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Publication date

13th October 2011

Author

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley

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www.lucindahawksley.com

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Publisher

Andre Deutsch Ltd an imprint of Carlton Books Ltd

Format

Hardback
124 pages

Categories

Biography: literary

ISBN

9780233003290

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