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Oxford University Press, USA
The Letters of Charles Dickens: 1856-1858

The Letters of Charles Dickens: 1856-1858


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This eighth volume presents roughly 1,500 letters, many unpublished, from 1856 to 1858. One of the most interesting in Dickens's life, the period includes several major changes in the writer's public and private life, including his separation from his wife, the beginning of his new career of paid readings from his works, the writing of his monthly serial Little Dorrit, and his involvement with the young actress Ellen Ternan. Throughout, there is new material, both in the letters and in the editors' annotation, with some fresh interpretation of controversial matters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198126621
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/28/1995
Edition description: Pilgrim Edition
Pages: 842
Product dimensions: 6.44(w) x 9.56(h) x 2.20(d)
Lexile: 1240L (what's this?)

About the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England


Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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