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The Letters of Charles Dickens, 1868-1870

The Letters of Charles Dickens, 1868-1870( )
Author: Dickens, Charles
Storey, Graham
House, Madeline
Easson, Angus
Burgis, Nina
Editor: Storey, Graham
Other: Brown, Margaret
Tillotson, Kathleen
Contribution by: British Academy Staff,
Series title:Dickens: Letters Pilgrim Edition Ser.
Publication Date:May 2002
Publisher:Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Imprint:Clarendon Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $350.00
Book Description:

This concluding volume covers the final two and a half years of Dickens's life: his reading tours in America and around England, the writing of Edwin Drood (left unfinished on his sudden death), and his characteristic involvement in scores of different interests and in writing to literally hundreds of correspondents. Also included are a large gathering of letters and items of new information which came to light too late for earlier volumes, an index to thepresent volume, and a...
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Book Details
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Literary Collections / Letters
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.084 x 9.126 x 2.422 Inches
Book Weight:3.08 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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