Dickens was a landmark biography when first published in 1990. This specially edited shorter edition takes the reader into the life of one of the world's greatest writers. It is published to tie-in with a 3-part BBC-TV series on Dickens with Peter Ackroyd, part drama (based on Ackroyd's Simon Callow play), part documentary, part biography.
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Review: DickensUser Review - Ralph Britton - Goodreads
I enjoyed this book a lot because of the sympathy Ackroyd has with Dickens and his ability to evoke his London. He is also formidably well read and has researched meticulously. I was a little ... Read full review
Review: DickensUser Review - Kaywalshe - Goodreads
Heavy going a bit like a Dickens novel, however, it revealed the workaholic drive that Dickens had not to mention covered his personal manipulation of friends and family. A thorough biography. Read full review