Of the many works that have been published on Dickens, this stands with the very finest. Wilson applies his incisive mind and elegant pen to one of the 'greats' of English literature, producing a work that 'stands out for its vigour, range and discrimination' (New Statesman) and is 'vivid...thoughtful and penetrating' (Sunday Times). The book is illustrated with a large number of engravings and colour reproductions. AUTHBIO: Angus Wilson was one of Britain's most respected twentieth century novelists. His razor-sharp and savagely witty examinations of British manners, characters and social conflicts resonate with a wide readership. He was born in 1913 in Surrey, and went on to work for a variety of organisations including the intelligence services at Bletchley and the British Library before publishing his first book to great acclaim in 1949. He founded the world-famous Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia with Malcolm Bradbury in the late 1960s, and became Chair of the Arts Council's Literature Panel and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was also one of Britain's first openly gay writers, tackling the subject in his writing well before the liberalisation laws of 1967. He was knighted for services to literature in 1980.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140034889