About this book
Dickens in his own words: the closest we have to an autobiography. Here is a selection of 450 letters, ranging from his earliest writing as a schoolboy, right up to the last afternoon of his life. Previously, these letters have only been available in a 12 volume complete edition, so this is a welcome selection for the general reader. The actual bicentenary falls on 7th February 2012.
The nearest we can get to a Dickens autobiography, these letters give us unique insights into his life, and are essential reading for Dickens fans everywhere. Whether you dip in or read straight through, this selection of his letters creates afresh the brilliance of being Dickens, and the sheer pleasure of being in his company.
|Oxford University Press|