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The Resource Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens
Title
Charles Dickens
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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. Richly and precisely illustrated with many rare images, this masterly work on the complete Dickens, man and writer, becomes the indispensable guide and companion to one of the greatest novelists in the language
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EBLCP
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Slater, Michael
Dewey number
823.8
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR4581.S6155 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Dickens, Charles
  • Authors, English
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Authors, English
Label
Charles Dickens
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- List of illustrations in the text -- List of plates -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Note on monetary values -- 1 Early years: from Portsmouth to Chatham, 1812â€?1822 -- 2 Early years: London, 1822â€?1827 -- 3 'The Copperfield days', 1828â€?1835 -- 4 Break-through year, 1836 -- 5 Editing Bentley's Magazine, 1836â€?1837 -- 6 Periodicals into novels, 1837â€?1839 -- 7 The Master Humphrey experiment, 1840â€?1841 -- 8 America brought to book, 1842 -- 9 'The turning-point of his career': England, Italy, England, 1842â€?1845
  • 10 An interlude: 'daily nooses' and the noose itself, 184611 Dombey and other dealings, 1846â€?1848 -- 12 From Dombey to Copperfield, 1848â€?1849 -- 13 Interweaving and conducting: writing David Copperfield and beginning Household Words, 1849â€?1850 -- 14 The year of the Guild, 1850â€?1851 -- 15 Writing Bleak House, 1852â€?1853 -- 16 Writing 'For These Times', 1853â€?1854 -- 17 Writing Little Dorrit â€? among other things, 1855â€?1857 -- 18 Drama and dénouement: performing The Frozen Deep and finishing Little Dorrit, 1857 -- 19 Writing off a marriage, 1857â€?1858
  • 20 Stories into scripts: the public readings, 185821 Serials, series and stories: writing for All the Year Round, 1859â€?1861 -- 22 Christmas numbers, public readings, and 'uncommercial' travels, 1861â€?1863 -- 23 Back to the 'big brushes': writing Our Mutual Friend, 1864â€?1865 -- 24 Last Christmas numbers, 1865â€?1867 -- 25 Writing, and reading, for America, 1867â€?1868 -- 26 Disappearances and deaths, 1868â€?1870 -- 27 Charles Dickens's explanations -- Abbreviations and select bibliography -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H
  • Ij -- k -- l -- m -- n -- o -- p -- q -- r -- s -- t -- u -- v -- w -- y -- z
Control code
923595316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (747 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300165524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.12987/9780300165524
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923595316
Label
Charles Dickens
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Contents -- List of illustrations in the text -- List of plates -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Note on monetary values -- 1 Early years: from Portsmouth to Chatham, 1812â€?1822 -- 2 Early years: London, 1822â€?1827 -- 3 'The Copperfield days', 1828â€?1835 -- 4 Break-through year, 1836 -- 5 Editing Bentley's Magazine, 1836â€?1837 -- 6 Periodicals into novels, 1837â€?1839 -- 7 The Master Humphrey experiment, 1840â€?1841 -- 8 America brought to book, 1842 -- 9 'The turning-point of his career': England, Italy, England, 1842â€?1845
  • 10 An interlude: 'daily nooses' and the noose itself, 184611 Dombey and other dealings, 1846â€?1848 -- 12 From Dombey to Copperfield, 1848â€?1849 -- 13 Interweaving and conducting: writing David Copperfield and beginning Household Words, 1849â€?1850 -- 14 The year of the Guild, 1850â€?1851 -- 15 Writing Bleak House, 1852â€?1853 -- 16 Writing 'For These Times', 1853â€?1854 -- 17 Writing Little Dorrit â€? among other things, 1855â€?1857 -- 18 Drama and dénouement: performing The Frozen Deep and finishing Little Dorrit, 1857 -- 19 Writing off a marriage, 1857â€?1858
  • 20 Stories into scripts: the public readings, 185821 Serials, series and stories: writing for All the Year Round, 1859â€?1861 -- 22 Christmas numbers, public readings, and 'uncommercial' travels, 1861â€?1863 -- 23 Back to the 'big brushes': writing Our Mutual Friend, 1864â€?1865 -- 24 Last Christmas numbers, 1865â€?1867 -- 25 Writing, and reading, for America, 1867â€?1868 -- 26 Disappearances and deaths, 1868â€?1870 -- 27 Charles Dickens's explanations -- Abbreviations and select bibliography -- Notes -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H
  • Ij -- k -- l -- m -- n -- o -- p -- q -- r -- s -- t -- u -- v -- w -- y -- z
Control code
923595316
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (747 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300165524
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.12987/9780300165524
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)923595316

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