Detailed and definitive, this profile of the Victorian writer explores the private life of the complicated, insecure, and wildly ambitious man who became the best-known author of his day. By the author of Hawksmoor and T. S. Eliot. Reprint.
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“Ackroyd’s magnificent biography sets the seal on Dickens’ acknowledged supremacy in the English novel... I can do no more than praise, recommend, insist that you buy and read this book... it supersedes all other Dickens biographies.” – Anthony Burgess, Independent
“I couldn’t stop reading it; it’s absolutely marvellous... This is an absolutely essential book for anyone who has ever loved or read Dickens.” – P.D. James
“A breathtaking feat of scholarship.” – The Times
“As scholarly as it is imaginative... fully worthy of its subject.” – John Gross, Sunday Telegraph
“The best biography of Charles Dickens which I have ever read... a thoroughly professional job... Ackroyd soars above his predecessors in Dickens-study.” – Robert Nye, Scotsman
Dickens was a landmark biography when first published in 1990. This specially edited shorter edition takes the reader into the life of one of the world?s greatest writers. It is published to tie-in with a 3-part BBC-TV series on Dickens with Peter Ackroyd, part drama (based on Ackroyd?s Simon Callow play), part documentary, part biography.
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Book Description Perennial, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060922656
Book Description Perennial, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060922656
Book Description Perennial. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0060922656 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.1021670