Charles Dickens is one of Britain’s best loved authors.But who was the man behind The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist.Edward Wagenknecht’s widely acclaimed “psychograph” of Charles Dickens answers those questions.The Dickens who emerges is a man of many parts — author, husband, father, editor, social reformer, businessman, and, last but not least, a man who was a man regardless of the criteria used to judge him. The completed portrait is that of genius, its varied interests, its abounding energy, and its achievements.“As The Man Charles Dickens leaves my typewriter for the second time,” says the author, “it says what I now wish to say about its subject as well as I am able to say it … Nor can I say good-bye to Dickens a second time without recording my present judgment that he is the greatest man I have ever worked on.”“Must” reading for all students of English literature, the book will interest anyone who reads Dickens as well.Edward Wagenknecht is the author of more than twenty other books. Among them are Dickens and the Scandalmongers, Mark Twain: The Man and His Work (revised edition), The Movies in the Age of Innocence, Chicago, and Seven Daughters of the Theater, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Fiction, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory
Size: 268 pages
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