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Charles Dickens Biography

Charles Dickens's Mysterious Childhood

Ruth Richardson | Posted 04.09.2014 | Books
Ruth Richardson

The hype about Charles Dickens's secret late-life love affair and the new movie The Invisible Woman is everywhere. But parts of Dickens's own childhood seems to have been curiously invisible too - so well-hidden that they are only now coming to light.

12 Facts You Didn't Know About Charles Dickens

Posted 12.24.2014 | Books

Today is the 201st anniversary of the birth of the incomparable Charles Dickens. Yet there's a lot of facts about him that you probably didn't know --...

A Portrait of Charles Dickens as a Young Experimental Novelist

David Galenson | Posted 01.02.2012 | Books
David Galenson

Like many experimental artists, Dickens never arrived at a single definitive masterpiece that embodied the essence of his contribution: he was an experimental artist who loved process and motion, and who never ceased developing.

Charles Dickens's Secret Love Affair To Be Portrayed In New BBC Film

Telegraph | Anita Singh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A new film will tell the tragic story of the author's love for Nelly Ternan, an actress with whom he conducted a secret relationship for nearly 15 yea...

Charles Dickens Biography Gives A Fascinating New Take On Author's Life

The Los Angeles Times | Tim Rutten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

[I]f you're looking for just one literary life to give as a gift in this holiday season, you won't go wrong by choosing Michael Slater's " Charles Dic...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Here's your weekly book review roundup, in case you missed the weekend's reviews in the midst of your food coma. "Family Album", Penelope Lively The ...