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The Letters of Charles Dickens, 1850-1852

The Letters of Charles Dickens, 1850-1852( )
Author: Dickens, Charles
Burgis, Nina
Storey, Graham
Tillotson, Kathleen
House, Madeline
Easson, Angus
Editor: Burgis, Nina
Storey, Graham
Tillotson, Kathleen
Contribution by: British Academy Staff,
Series title:Dickens: Letters Pilgrim Edition Ser.
ISBN:978-0-19-812617-1
Publication Date:Aug 1988
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Imprint:Clarendon Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $370.00
Book Description:

This volume presents 1,592 letters, 668 of them previously unpublished, for the years 1850 to 1852. This was a time of great activity for Dickens, who completed the serial publication of David Copperfield, began work on Bleak House, successfully established the weekly Household Words (inwhich his own serial A Child's History of England appeared), and wrote about 100 articles and stories for the journal, including many uncollected pieces. In April 1851 he and Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton...
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Book Details
Pages:928
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.85 x 9.165 x 2.067 Inches
Book Weight:3.542 Pounds
Author Biography
Dickens, Charles (Author)
Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s.

His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.

Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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