About this book
This full-scale biography of Dickens received glowing reviews and has proved a truly successful and fitting way to mark the Dickens bicentenary. Now available in paperback, it's a completely riveting story of poverty and riches, loyalty and betrayal, triumph and tragedy, fully exploring the complexities and contradictions of Dickens's character. 'Claire Tomalin sees Dickens the man with clear-sighted brilliance' John Sutherland, "Literary Review". Tomalin's backlist is also reissued this month, with complementary jacket designs.
Charles Dickens was a phenomenon: a hardworking journalist, the father of ten children, a tireless walker and traveller, a supporter of liberal social causes, and a great novelist. This book paints a fresh portrait of Dickens, capturing the complex character of this great genius.