A thrilling contemporary biography about one of the world’s most prolific writers, Charles Dickens.
You know his books, but do you know the man? Charles Dickens was born in England in 1812, the son of a clerk in a navy pay office and a housekeeper famed for her prowess at storytelling. Biographer, Frank Marzials, wrote this famed and approachable biography about Dickens in 1887, this Restored Special Edition print features:
-Enlarged 7” x 10” pages
-Digitally restored page layouts
-Author’s original formatting
-Old-time page tint
-Classic weathered type font
-Bold retro-styled cover design
Famed writer Charles Dickens led an exciting life filled with dramatic ups and downs, many of which went on to inspire some of his greatest works that, in turn, went on to inspire countless writers from future generations.
Learn about the man who many consider to be the most gifted novelist of the Victorian Age, the brilliant writer who penned some of humanity’s greatest books including Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, Our Mutual Friend, A Tale of Two Cities, and so many more.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1 – Birth, education, his pathetic feelings toward his childhood, and the similarities between Little Charles and David Copperfield, and more.
Chapter 2 – Dickens becomes a solicitor’s clerk in 1827, his first story is published, he masters the writer’s art, marries Miss Hogarth in 1836, his peculiar education, and more.
Chapter 3 – Origin of Pickwick, early numbers not a success, the book becomes all the rage, causes of the book’s popularity, and more.
Chapter 4 – Dickens’ friendships, he commences Oliver Twist, defies predictions of his speedy downfall, and more.
Chapter 5 – Oliver Twist, Master Humphrey’s Clock, Old Curiosity Shop, Dickens’ fondness for using children as the leading hero or heroine, and more.
Chapter 6 – Dickens travels to America, what the Americans thought of him, delight of the children on his return to England.
Chapter 7 – Dickens at work and play, characteristics of Dickens’ writing, and more.
Chapter 8 – Travels through France and Italy, Pictures of Italy first published in Daily News, and more.
Chapter 9 – Dickens as an amateur actor and stage manager, the Battle of Life written, Dickens in Paris, David Copperfield started, Dickens is overworked and ill, and more.
Chapter 10 – Dickens gives his first public readings in 1853, how the tones of Dickens’ voice linger in the memory of one who hear him, and more.
Chapter 11 – Hard Times commenced, The Russian War starts in 1854, the cry for “Administrative Reform,” unfortunate relations with his wife, and more.
Chapter 12 – A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, Dickens was a man of great refinement and more.
Chapter 13 – Dickens health begins to fail, shaken by an accident in 1865, death and burial at Westminster Abbey, and more.
About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Doré’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.