The Resource Charles Dickens : [a life defined by writing], Michael Slater, (electronic resource)

Charles Dickens : [a life defined by writing], Michael Slater, (electronic resource)

Label
Charles Dickens : [a life defined by writing]
Title
Charles Dickens
Title remainder
[a life defined by writing]
Statement of responsibility
Michael Slater
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This long-awaited biography, twenty years after the last major account, uncovers Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Drawing on a lifetime's study of this prodigiously brilliant figure, Michael Slater explores the personal and emotional life, the high-profile public activities, the relentless travel, the charitable works, the amateur theatricals and the astonishing productivity. But the core focus is Dickens' career as a writer and professional author, covering not only his big novels but also his phenomenal output of other writing--letters, journalism, shorter fiction, plays, verses, essays, writings for children, travel books, speeches, and scripts for his public readings, and the relationships among them. Slater's account, rooted in deep research but written with affection, clarity, and economy, illuminates the context of each of the great novels while locating the life of the author within the imagination that created them. It highlights Dickens' boundless energy, his passion for order and fascination with disorder, his organizational genius, his deep concern for the poor and outrage at indifference towards them, his susceptibility towards young women, his love of Christmas and fairy tales, and his hatred of tyranny
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
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Slater, Michael
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4581
LC item number
.S6155 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Authors, English
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Authors, English
Label
Charles Dickens : [a life defined by writing], Michael Slater, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [624]-626) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Early years : from Portsmouth to Chatham, 1812-1822 -- 2. Early years : London, 1822-1827 -- 3. "The Copperfield days", 1828-1835 -- 4. Break-through year, 1836 -- 5. Editing Bentley's Magazine, 1836-1837 -- 6. Periodicals into novels, 1837-1839 -- 7. The Master Humphrey experiment, 1840-1841 -- 8. America brought to book, 1842 -- 9. "The turning-point of his career" : England, Italy, England, 1842-1845 -- 10. An interlude : "daily nooses" and the noose itself, 1846 -- 11. Dombey and other dealings, 1846-1848 -- 12. From Dombey to Copperfield, 1848-1849 -- 13. Interweaving and conducting : writing David Copperfield and beginning Household words, 1849-1850 -- 14. The year of the guild, 1850-1851 -- 15. Writing Bleak house, 1852-1853 -- 16. Writing "For these times", 1853-1854 -- 17. Writing Little Dorrit-among other things, 1855-1857 -- 18. Drama and denouement : performing The Frozen deep and finishing Little Dorrit, 1857 -- 19. Writing off a marriage, 1857-1858 -- 20. Stories into scripts : the public readings, 1858 -- 21. Serials, series and stories : writing for All the year round, 1859-1861 -- 22. Christmas numbers, public readings, and "uncommericial" travels, 1861-1863 -- 23. Back to the "big brushes" : writing Our mutual friend, 1864-1865 -- 24. Last Christmas numbers, 1865-1867 -- 25. Writing, and reading, for America, 1867-1868 -- 26. Disappearances and deaths, 1868-1870 -- 27. Charles Dicken's explanations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 696 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300112078
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt114cv9
  • 3C46C5C8-C3D3-4DB7-ABBD-FE8F9DC42B57
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613205911
  • (OCoLC)ocn613205911
Label
Charles Dickens : [a life defined by writing], Michael Slater, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [624]-626) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Early years : from Portsmouth to Chatham, 1812-1822 -- 2. Early years : London, 1822-1827 -- 3. "The Copperfield days", 1828-1835 -- 4. Break-through year, 1836 -- 5. Editing Bentley's Magazine, 1836-1837 -- 6. Periodicals into novels, 1837-1839 -- 7. The Master Humphrey experiment, 1840-1841 -- 8. America brought to book, 1842 -- 9. "The turning-point of his career" : England, Italy, England, 1842-1845 -- 10. An interlude : "daily nooses" and the noose itself, 1846 -- 11. Dombey and other dealings, 1846-1848 -- 12. From Dombey to Copperfield, 1848-1849 -- 13. Interweaving and conducting : writing David Copperfield and beginning Household words, 1849-1850 -- 14. The year of the guild, 1850-1851 -- 15. Writing Bleak house, 1852-1853 -- 16. Writing "For these times", 1853-1854 -- 17. Writing Little Dorrit-among other things, 1855-1857 -- 18. Drama and denouement : performing The Frozen deep and finishing Little Dorrit, 1857 -- 19. Writing off a marriage, 1857-1858 -- 20. Stories into scripts : the public readings, 1858 -- 21. Serials, series and stories : writing for All the year round, 1859-1861 -- 22. Christmas numbers, public readings, and "uncommericial" travels, 1861-1863 -- 23. Back to the "big brushes" : writing Our mutual friend, 1864-1865 -- 24. Last Christmas numbers, 1865-1867 -- 25. Writing, and reading, for America, 1867-1868 -- 26. Disappearances and deaths, 1868-1870 -- 27. Charles Dicken's explanations
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 696 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300112078
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt114cv9
  • 3C46C5C8-C3D3-4DB7-ABBD-FE8F9DC42B57
System control number
  • (OCoLC)613205911
  • (OCoLC)ocn613205911

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