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 - Patrice - Goodreads
Another bio of a "great" man who advocated for so many good things in his work but whose real life was just the opposite. Certainly the cruelty of Dickens towards his wife was far harsher than the ... Read full review