Speeches: Literary and Social collects Dickens's speeches from the early 1840s onward. In these speeches we see him discussing his own work, and various other topics, with humility and grace. These speeches offer the reader insight into Dickens the man, the public figure, the ordinary citizen. They also provide important information about his audience. Those present at these speeches were also the consumers of his fiction, and here we see him addressing them directly and personally.
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Charles Dickens's early childhood was happy until his father was imprisoned for debt. The 12-year-old Dickens then began working ten-hour days in a boot-blacking factory pasting labels on the jars of thick polish. The shocking conditions of the factory made a profound impression on him. His anger at his situation and at the conditions endured by working-class people became major themes in his fiction.
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Book Description ReadHowYouWant, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX142703155X
Book Description ReadHowYouWant, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. easyread super large 18pt edition. 432 pages. 10.00x7.75x1.01 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk142703155X