Charles Dickens: The Dickens Bicentenary 1812-2012
Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
Color + B&W illustrations. Removable facsimile documents.
12 x 10.5 inches
This book, by the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, is the definitive interactive illustrated guide to the man and his works. Produced in association with the Charles Dickens Museum, London, it follows Dickens from early childhood, including his time spent as a child laborer, and looks at how he became the greatest celebrity of his age and one of Britain's most renowned literary figures. It is an intimate look at what he was like as a husband, father, friend, and employer; at his longing to be an actor, his travels across North America, his year spent living in Italy, and his great love of France. It also introduces Dickens's fascinating family and his astonishing circle of friends, and we discover when and how life and real-life personalities were imitated in his art.