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The mystery of Charles Dickens, A.N. Wilson

Label
The mystery of Charles Dickens
Title
The mystery of Charles Dickens
Statement of responsibility
A.N. Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Charles Dickens was a superb public performer, a great orator and one of the most famous of the Eminent Victorians. Slight of build, with a frenzied, hyper-energetic personality, Dickens looked much older than his fifty-eight years when he died--an occasion marked by a crowded funeral at Westminster Abbey, despite his waking wishes for a small affair. Experiencing the worst and best of life during the Victorian Age, Dickens was not merely the conduit through whom some of the most beloved characters in literature came into the world. He was one of them. Filled with the twists, pathos, and unusual characters that sprang from this novelist's extraordinary imagination, The Mystery of Charles Dickens looks back from the legendary writer's death to recall the key events in his life. In doing so, he seeks to understand Dickens' creative genius and enduring popularity. Following his life from cradle to grave, it becomes clear that Dickens's fiction drew from his life--a fact he acknowledged. Like Oliver Twist, Dickens suffered a wretched childhood, then grew up to become not only a respectable gentleman but an artist of prodigious popularity. Dickens knew firsthand the poverty and pain his characters endured, including the scandal of a failed marriage. Going beyond standard narrative biography, A. N. Wilson brilliantly revisits the wellspring of Dickens's vast and wild imagination, to reveal at long last why his novels captured the hearts of nineteenth century readers--and why they continue to resonate today" --
  • Experiencing the worst and best of life during the Victorian Age, Dickens was not merely the conduit through whom some of the most beloved characters in literature came into the world-- he was one of them. Wilson looks back from the legendary writer's death to recall the key events in his life. In doing so, he seeks to understand Dickens' creative genius and enduring popularity. Following his life from cradle to grave, it becomes clear that Dickens's fiction drew from his life-- a fact he acknowledged. Dickens knew firsthand the poverty and pain his characters endured, including the scandal of a failed marriage. Revisiting the wellspring of Dickens's vast and wild imagination, Wilson reveals why his novels captured the hearts of nineteenth century readers-- and why they continue to resonate today. -- adapted from jacket
Assigning source
Amazon.com
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, A. N.
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4581
LC item number
.W516 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Authors, English
  • Dickens, Charles
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures
  • Authors, English
  • English novelists
Label
The mystery of Charles Dickens, A.N. Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by Atlantic Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-326) 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
Contents
The mystery of fifteen pounds, thirteen shillings and ninpence -- The mystery of his childhood -- The mystery of the cruel marriage -- The mystery of the charity of Charles Dickens -- The mystery of the public readings -- The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- The mystery of Charles Dickens
Control code
1126670870
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780062954947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1126670870
Label
The mystery of Charles Dickens, A.N. Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by Atlantic Books"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [321]-326) 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
Contents
The mystery of fifteen pounds, thirteen shillings and ninpence -- The mystery of his childhood -- The mystery of the cruel marriage -- The mystery of the charity of Charles Dickens -- The mystery of the public readings -- The Mystery of Edwin Drood -- The mystery of Charles Dickens
Control code
1126670870
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780062954947
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1126670870

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