The Life of Charles Dickens: The Illustrated Edition

Author(s): John Forster


John Forster's original three-volume text is abridged and brought to life with the addition of illuminating extracts from Dickens' own work and from recent criticism, biography and fiction. It is also generously illustrated with materials including original artwork from the serial parts of Dickens' novels, rare photographs and portraits of Dickens and his circle, as well as specially commissioned images from the Charles Dickens Museum of the author's personal possessions and favoured locations.


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John Forster (1812-1876), author, biographer and critic, was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Forster's biography of his close friend and advisee, Charles Dickens, was the first written and continues to be the basis for much of what we know about the author. The biography contains many examples of personal correspondence between the two men and offers a unique insight into one of the most influential writers in English Literature. Dr Furneaux, is a Reader in Victorian Literature at the University of Leicester, whose main research interests are in gender, sexuality, medicine and the Victorian novel. She is author of Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities (Oxford University Press, 2009) which explores the affirmative representations of same-sex desire and non-normative 'families of choice' in the novels of Dickens. Jane Smiley is the best-selling author of the award-winning A Thousand Acres and of Charles Dickens, a biography.

General Fields

  • : 9781402772856
  • : Sterling Publishing Co Inc
  • : Sterling
  • : 2.313
  • : August 2011
  • : 254mm X 229mm X 42mm
  • : United States
  • : August 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John Forster
  • : Hardback
  • : Abridged edition
  • : 823.8
  • : 512
  • : full colour throughout, includes illustrations, includes photographs