Charles Dickens

Author(s): Elizabeth James

Literary biography

Few literature enthusiasts can be entirely unaware of the colourful and turbulent life of Charles Dickens, and the role it had to play in helping to shape some of his most famous and vibrant scenes and characters. Elizabeth James takes the reader through the triumphs and disasters, the highs and lows of the life of Dickens: from the impoverished beginnings in London and his father's imprisonment in the Marshalsea, through to the fame and eventual fortune he achieved in his authorial and editorial careers. In this lively, lavishly illustrated and well-written book, the reader is presented with the many facets of this most fascinating of literary denizens.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780712348102
  • : The British Library
  • : The British Library
  • : June 2004
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Elizabeth James
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 128