Charles Dickens Jane Smiley.

With the delectable wit, unforgettable characters, and challenging themes that have won her a Pulitzer Prize and national bestseller status, Jane Smiley finds a kindred spirit in the author of classics such as Great expectations and A Christmas carol. As "his novels shaped his life as much as h...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Smiley, Jane.
Corporate Author: NetLibrary, Inc.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Viking, 2002.
Series:Penguin lives series
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Online Access:CONNECT
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Two men who towered over the 19th century are the subjects of new Penguin Lives biographies coming in May. Novelist Jane Smiley's Charles Dickens aims to give a new perspective on the Victorian author, who, she says, was perhaps "the first true celebrity in the modern sense." Instead of giving a chronological account of his life, Smiley (The Age of Grief) presents the man as his contemporaries would have known him, addressing more intimate issues, like his painful childhood, only as they come up in his novels, and showing how he crafted his public persona as carefully as he did his literary creations. Smiley offers her own readings of many of his works. 5-city author tour. ( on sale May 13) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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