September 1, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1849310254
ISBN - 13: 9781849310253
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 captions.
-New insights into the scandalous model for Pickwick Papers' lead mischeif-maker.
-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 open.
-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.