Charles Dickens: The Man, the novels, the Victorian Age

Author(s): Lucinda Hawksley


This biography, written by a direct descendant of Charles Dickens, is the definitive illustrated guide to the author and his work.

Written by Charles Dickens' great-great-great granddaughter, this illustrated biography--with more than 20 images from his personal archive--delves deeply into the author's private life, and reveals how he created some of the world's most beloved novels. It follows Dickens from early childhood, including his time as a child laborer, and his journey to becoming the greatest celebrity of his age. Lucinda Dickens Hawksley takes an intimate look at what he was like as a husband, a father, a friend, and an employer; his longing to be an actor; his travels across North America; his year living in Italy; and his great love of France. In addition to Dickens himself, readers meet his fascinating family and his astonishing circle of friends--and will discover how real-life events and personalities were woven into his art.

Reissue, with previously removable documents now printed on the page.


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General Fields

  • : 9780233006055
  • : Carlton Books, Limited
  • : Carlton Books, Limited
  • : August 2019
  • : ---length:- '9.843'width:- '8.504'units:- Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 160
  • : Lucinda Hawksley
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 823.8