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  • Published: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141036939
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

Charles Dickens

A Life




'By far the most humane and imaginatively sympathetic account yet for the general reader' Amanda Craig, New Statesman

Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a demonically hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, but most of all a great novelist - the creator of characters who live immortally in the English imagination: the Artful Dodger, Mr Pickwick, Pip, David Copperfield, Little Nell, Lady Dedlock, and many more.

Claire Tomalin, author of Whitbread Book of the Year Samuel Pepys, paints an unforgettable portrait of Dickens, capturing brilliantly the complex character of this great genius. Charles Dickens: A Life is the examination of Dickens we deserve.

  • Published: 2 July 2012
  • ISBN: 9780141036939
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • RRP: $19.99

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