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Dickens by Peter Ackroyd
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Sep 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: biography, dickens, reviewed, british-literature
Read in December, 2007

I bought this years ago, little realizing how useful it would be later on when I was researching the life of Charles Dickens. In recent years, some new biographies of Dickens have come out, which I fully plan to read, but this is still an authoritative work by a recognized Dickens scholar. Particularly interesting to me were some "literary interludes" where Ackroyd imagines his subject conversing with him, with other authors, or with his own literary progeny. Some fine illustrations are included.
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