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Powell's There is no shortage of doorstop biographies of Charles Dickens — This latest one by Slater, a Dickens scholar and professor emeritus at the University of London, bears an easy, fluid familiarity with the subject at hand. Scholars will appreciate the ingenuity with which the art was chosen.
Above all, as the subtitle indicates, this work showcases the contours of Dickens's crammed life with the focus on his writings.
And for these reasons, this biography will have primarily an academic appeal. But Slater superbly showcases Dickens's fascination with London life as it developed during his early teenage years; how the stage beckoned a man who was temperamentally a great parodist; why social issues and a refusal to kowtow to authority came to dominate the author's aesthetic families.
“No living person is a greater authority on the life and works of Charles Dickens than Michael Slater.”—Claire Tomalin. Michael to produce exactly what the book's subtitle promises: "a life defined by writing." He has spent his adult life reading and thinking about Dickens and lecturing about his books at London University. Charles Dickens was born on February 7th in and died in View a timeline of noteworthy events and facts, both professional and personal, in his life. You can learn how to write and pick up writing tips from creative writers such as Charles Dickens. You may not be as famous as Charles Dickens but in your own way, in your corner of the world, you can learn how to write in such a .
But it was his startling affair with young actress Ellen Nelly Lawless Ternan, a story concealed until the s, which defined Dickens's later life as much as his punishing reading tours did. Overall, this best known of English authors after Shakespeare gains a scholarly, levelheaded and even affecting new illumination of his writing life.Dickens uses the novel to reflect real people and social situations.
Dickens uses incidents to express his social criticism in the selection. Dickens shows that a life based solely on facts and logical reasoning would be deadening and would lack meaning. This is an examination of the life of Charles Dickens mainly based from the books and the multitude of articles he wrote.
As the author points out Dickens’s life was writing. His written output was enormous – he wrote novels, he was a magazine editor and wrote numerous essays for other journals and newspapers/5. Some people climb mountains; others explore vast deserts or trackless seas.
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Charles Dickens: [a life defined by writing]. [Michael Slater] -- 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. "Charles Dickens: A Life Defined by Writing is strongly recommended for students as well as scholars who lay stress on the interrelation in their research between Dickens’s hectic private life and fascinating professional activities and to readers who wish to explore the man behind the canonical artist."—Rudolf Nyari, Hungarian Journal of.
There is no shortage of doorstop biographies of Charles Dickens (–).
This latest one by Slater, a Dickens scholar and professor emeritus at the University of London, bears an easy, fluid.