Charles Dickens: The first celebrity writer

Charles Dickens: The first celebrity writer

Young Charles Dickens's happy childhood came to a sudden end when his father was jailed for debt and, aged 12, he was sent to work in a factory to make shoe polish.

By his mid twenties, he was on the verge of becoming the most popular novelist the world has ever known. He created hundreds of unforgettable characters and travelled all over the country and in America giving readings of his work to thunderous applause.

But Charles never forgot his days working alongside… (more)

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Publisher: Short Books Ltd (June 01, 2017)

Collection: Great Victorians

Parent ISBN: 9781780723211

Page count: 112 pages

Language: English

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