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The Resource Charles Dickens, Michael Slater

Charles Dickens, Michael Slater

Label
Charles Dickens
Title
Charles Dickens
Statement of responsibility
Michael Slater
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This long-awaited biography, twenty years after the last major account, uncovers Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Drawing on a lifetime's study of this prodigiously brilliant figure, Michael Slater explores the personal and emotional life, the high-profile public activities, the relentless travel, the charitable works, the amateur theatricals and the astonishing productivity. But the core focus is Dickens' career as a writer and professional author, covering not only his big novels but also his phenomenal output of other writing--letters, journalism, shorter fiction, plays, verses, essays, writings for children, travel books, speeches, and scripts for his public readings, and the relationships among them. Slater's account, rooted in deep research but written with affection, clarity, and economy, illuminates the context of each of the great novels while locating the life of the author within the imagination that created them. It highlights Dickens' boundless energy, his passion for order and fascination with disorder, his organizational genius, his deep concern for the poor and outrage at indifference towards them, his susceptibility towards young women, his love of Christmas and fairy tales, and his hatred of tyranny
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Slater, Michael
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4581
LC item number
.S6155 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Authors, English
  • Dickens, Charles
Label
Charles Dickens, Michael Slater
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
416250461
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 696 pages, 33 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300112078
Lccn
2009026834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)416250461
Label
Charles Dickens, Michael Slater
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
416250461
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 696 pages, 33 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780300112078
Lccn
2009026834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)416250461

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