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From the Publisher
Charles Dickens, A Celebration of his Life and Work brings together
the most important and lasting aspects of Dickens's life, work and
legacy to his fellow human beings, while giving a series of fresh
takes on the world's best-loved writer. To mark the 200th
anniversary of Dickens's birth, this book assembles a feast of
words, set off by alluring pictures, with clear, explanatory
-New insights into the scandalous model for Pickwick Papers' lead
-A sleuth's look at how Mr. Pickwick got his money.
-Innovative thoughts on Oliver Twist's home town and the reason
behind his naming.
-Why 'The Marchioness' is so named in The Old Curiosity Shop (the
clue lies buried deep within the book).
-Dark secrets of the great mercantile house of Dombey and Son laid
-Discussion of the dog in Dickens, including evidence of the
Master's source of inspiration in Little Dorrit.
-Why Sydney Carton in A Tale of Two Cities is so called, and why
his background is significant.
-Dickens's huge influence on one of the great moder satirical
novelists. Who? How?
Charles Mosley is steeped in the literature of the period. He has
its history at his fingertips. H has writtedn elsewhere on the
Brontes, Disraeli as novelis, and every prime minister of their
magnificent and vigorous if tough and grimy century. His work on
Britain's social fabric is acknowledged worldwide, including the
tricky but fascinating subjects of class and death, both central
preoccupations of Dickens's.
24 cm x 30 cm 240 page hardcover.