iOS app Android app

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...

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 ...

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...