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Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin

October 6, 2011 by
Filed under: Charles Dickens 

Dickens A LifeJust in time for his 200th birthday, Claire Tomalin, the author of The Invisible Woman, comes out with Charles Dickens: A Life. (The book will be released October 27, but can be pre-ordered now.)

Amazon has this to say about Charles Dickens: A Life, “Charles Dickens: A Life gives full measure to Dickens’s heroic stature-his huge virtues both as a writer and as a human being- while observing his failings in both respects with an unblinking eye. Renowned literary biographer Claire Tomalin crafts a story worthy of Dickens’s own pen, a comedy that turns to tragedy as the very qualities that made him great-his indomitable energy, boldness, imagination, and showmanship-finally destroyed him. The man who emerges is one of extraordinary contradictions, whose vices and virtues were intertwined as surely as his life and his art.”

Comments About Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin

2 Comments on Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin

  1. Kathryn Ross on Thu, 6th Oct 2011 9:35 pm
  2. You better believe this is going to be on my reading list this month! I loved Ms. Tomalin’s biography of Jane Austen. Readable, authentic, detailed, quality research – hoping for the same on my other favorite of the 19th century!

    Now – do I Nook it or hard cover Book it . . .

  3. LitQuotes on Thu, 6th Oct 2011 10:42 pm
  4. I adored The Invisible Woman and so this is a must-have for me as well. I went for the Kindle instead of the Nook though, so that may the route I take. 🙂

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