This is by Peter Ackroyd's original 1990 biography, Dickens (1,200± pages). Please do not combine this original biography with either Ackroyd's first abridgment thereof (600± pages), or with his abbreviated, illustrated biography of Dickens (200± pages), published in 2002 to coincide with the BBC TV series of the same name. Thank you.
Detailed and definitive, this profile of the Victorian writer explores the private life of the complicated, insecure, and wildly ambitious man who became the best-known author of his day. By the author of Hawksmoor and T. S. Eliot. Reprint.
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A biography of the life and work of the celebrated English novelist.