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Published by Profile Books in Windsor, Berkshire, England .
Written in English


  • Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Criticism and interpretation.

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Bibliography: p. 95-107.

Statementby Barbara Hardy.
SeriesA writers and their work special
LC ClassificationsPR4588 .H28 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination107 p. :
Number of Pages107
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2911047M
ISBN 100853835985
LC Control Number84141936

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With a writer so dedicated to his art as Charles Dickens, it is difficult to separate the man from his writings. In his masterly biography of Dickens, Michael Slater does not attempt to do so. He covers the genesis of each of Dickens' major writings, as well as the challenges Dickens faced in the production of each work/5(12). Charles Dickens is considered the greatest English novelist of the Victorian era. He enjoyed a wide popularity, his work appealing to the simple and the sophisticated. The range, compassion, and intelligence of his view of society and its shortcomings enriched his novels and made him one of the great forces in 19th-century literature.   Against the advice of his friend John Forster, who thought it undignified for a writer to perform for money, Dickens began a series of paid readings, first 3/5. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hardy, Barbara Nathan. Charles Dickens, the writer and his work.

Charles John Huffam Dickens was born 7 February in Portsmouth, England. He was the second child of John and Elizabeth Hoffman Dickens. His parents went on to have five more children to join Charles and his elder sister, Fanny, two of whom died in infancy. The Dickens family was on shaky financial ground from the beginning. Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth, England on February 7, to John and Elizabeth Dickens. He was the second of eight children. His mother had been in service to Lord Crew, and his father worked as a clerk for the Naval Pay office. The Work of Charles Dickens. Charles Dickens wrote fifteen novels. He also wrote short stories, essays, articles and novellas. You can learn more about his novels, his pen name (Boz) and get some pointers in case you think you may have a valuable copy of one of Dickens’s works in the work section of this site.. Articles about the Work of Charles Dickens. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the ed. published by Longmans, Green, London in series: Essential English library.

  What was Charles Dickens’s best novel? It depends whom you ask of course. G.K. Chesterton thought Bleak House represented the mature peak of Dickens’s skill as a novelist, although he went on to remark, “We can say more or less when a human being has come to his full mental growth, even if we go so far as to wish that he had never come to it.”.” This past February, on the occasion of. Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote numerous introductions to his works, collected in his Appreciations and Criticisms of the works of Charles Dickens () and in his highly acclaimed biography Charles Dickens () he writes: He was the voice in England of this humane intoxication and expansion, this encouraging of anybody to be anything. Critic John Forster () became his best friend. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, , in Portsea, England. His parents were middle-class, but they suffered financially as a result of living beyond their means. When Dickens was twelve years old, his family’s dire straits forced him to quit school and work in a . Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius/5.