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  • Published: 1 September 1991
  • ISBN: 9780749306472
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1280
  • RRP: $34.99

Dickens

Abridged




The abridged edition of Peter Ackroyd's classic biography of Dickens, reissued with a stunning new cover look to celebrate Dickens' bicentenary

This comprehensive biography of the great 19th-century novelist combines extensive research and documentation, including much new speculation on the nature of his affair with Ellen Ternan, with imaginative reconstruction of the writer's thoughts.

  • Pub date: 1 September 1991
  • ISBN: 9780749306472
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1280
  • RRP: $34.99

About the Author

Peter Ackroyd

Peter Ackroyd is an award-winning historian, biographer, novelist, poet and broadcaster. He is the author of the acclaimed non-fiction bestsellers London: The Biography, Thames: Sacred River and London Under; biographies of figures including Charles Dickens, William Blake, Charlie Chaplin and Alfred Hitchcock; and a multi-volume history of England. He has won the Whitbread Biography Award, the Royal Society of Literature's William Heinemann Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the Guardian Fiction Prize, the Somerset Maugham Award and the South Bank Prize for Literature. He holds a CBE for services to literature.

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