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Dickens: A Biography

Kaplan, Fred

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ISBN 10: 0340485582 / ISBN 13: 9780340485583
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, England, 1988
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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This First Edition hardback was published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1988. The book has a protective acetate cover. The book is bound in stiff boards with cream coloured endpapers. The book has 607 numbered pages and 107 black and white illustrations. The size of the book in inches is 9.5 x 6.5 and it weighs 1.12 kg. One condition issue is yellowing of page ends caused by the choice of printing paper. As with all our sales of books within the UK, we only ever charge a flat standard delivery cost of £3.35. Bookseller Inventory # 002888

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Title: Dickens: A Biography

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London, England

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

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Drawing on unpublished material brought to light in the 1980s, this portrait of the famous novelist explores the autobiographical significance of his greatest works and gives a frank account of his marriage and his relationship with his mistress. Dickens' views on the important social and political issues of his day are also discussed. Fred Kaplan is also the author of "Thomas Carlyle: A Biography" and "Dickens and Mesmerism".

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Fred Kaplan is the author of Miracles of Rare Devices, Dickens and Mesmerism, Thomas Carlyle, A Biography (nominated for the 1983 National Book Critics Circle Award and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Sacred Tears, and Henry James: A Biography, and is the editor of Charles Dickens' Book of Memoranda. A past recipient of Guggenheim and NEH Fellowships, he has also served as editor of the Dickens Studies Annual.

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