It’s 200 years since the birth of the great English writer Charles Dickens. In much of the English speaking world, Charles Dickens remains a literary force of nature and an endless source of fascination to writers and filmmakers. He wrote 15 major novels; we all know the names of at least some of them: Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations and Bleak House. His characters, from the Artful Dodger to Miss Havisham, Little Nell and Peggotty are part of our shared imagination. British writer Claire Tomalin is one of the great writers of biography. Her new book is Charles Dickens: A Life.
Claire Tomalin, Writer and Author of Charles Dickens: A Life and (previously), The Invisible Woman (an account of Dickens’ relationship with actor Ellen Ternan), as well as biographies of Mary Wollstonecraft and Samuel Pepys.
Title: Charles Dickens: A Life
Author: Claire Tomalin
Publisher: Penguin Viking