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Published: 02 March 2012

584 Pages

5.4 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 9780199591411

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The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens

Edited by Jenny Hartley

  • Eagerly awaited, this selection from the twelve-volume British Academy Pilgrim Edition gives Dickens lovers, students, and scholars everywhere their first chance to access this unique treasure-trove
  • These letters take us straight to the heart of Dickens's life and we see him as a novelist, journalist, social campaigner, friend, lover, husband, and father
  • Examples included extend from his earliest writing as a schoolboy of thirteen, right up to the last afternoon of his life, just before he suffered his fatal stroke
  • By turns touching and humorous, boisterous and caustic, the letters are imbued with Dickens's highly distinctive personality