The World of Charles Dickens (Hardcover)

The Life, Times and Works of the Great Victorian Novelist

By Martin Fido

Carlton Publishing Group, 9781847329431, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 6, 2012

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Two centuries after his birth, Charles Dickens remains a beloved author whose works seem timeless--yet if ever a man was the product of his times, it was he. The virtues and vices of the Victorian Age Dickensso memorably set forth mirrored his own life, from his poverty-stricken childhood to his dizzying rise to fame. In "The World of Charles Dickens," eminent scholar Martin Fido traces that complex and fascinating history in all its drama, tragedy, and triumph.

About the Author

Martin Fido was Andrew Bradley Junior Research Fellow in English Literature at Balliol College, Oxford, and thereafter taught English at the Universities of Leeds and the West Indies. His short illustrated life of Dickens (Hamlyn 1970) was hailed by the "Dickensian" magazine as one of the two best books marking the centenary of Dickens's death. Martin has published widely on other nineteenth century novelists such as Thackeray, Disraeli, and Jane Austen. His translation of Louis Cazamian's "Le Roman Social en Angleterre" was nominated for the Scott Moncrieff Prize. Martin lives in Kent, the heart of Dickens country.