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Charles Dickens in Love

Robert Garnett


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (12/12/2012)


Charles Dickens: Novelist, philanthropist…lover? Dickens has been analyzed in many ways throughout the years, but never through the lens of his relationships with women. In this highly readable and thoroughly researched new volume, Garnett explores Dickens through his experiences with three great loves: his first love Maria Beadnell, Mary Scott Hogarth, his young sister-in-law who tragically died at 17, and actress Ellen Ternan.

Praise For Charles Dickens in Love

Ambitious. Garnett is an impressive literary detective.
— Bob Minzesheimer

Garnett discerns the wellspring of the turbid but potent impulses that flow through Dickens’s most complex female characters. Singular scholarship teases out the sources of rare art.

Pegasus Books, 9781605985091, 464pp.

Publication Date: December 7, 2013

About the Author

Robert Garnett is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia (Ph.D.), and currently Professor of English at Gettysburg College. He has been researching Dickens for over a dozen years, has presented papers on him at many academic conferences, and has published articles on his life and novels in scholarly journals such as Dickens Quarterly and Dickens Studies Annual.