Books About Dickens and Beyond
The Victorian Age was replete with a rich tapestry of authors, playwrights, painters, poets, and other artists and artistes of all kinds; Dickens and his contemporaries provided a never-ending wealth of new material for our understanding and interpretation of this singular age.
Books About Dickens
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- Charles Dickens: A Life by Claire Tomalin
- Charles Dickens: The Dickens Bicentenary 1812-2012 by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley
- Charles Dickens by Michael Slater
- Becoming Dickens: The Invention of a Novelist by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
- The World of Charles Dickens: The Life, Times and Works of the Great Victorian Novelist by Martin Fido
- The Life of Charles Dickens: The Illustrated Edition by John Forster
- Dickens’s Victorian London by Alex Werner and Tony William
To locate leads as to the whereabouts and activities at the Dickens Fair of such luminaries as Poe, Kipling, and others, all one must do is pay a visit to the Adventurers’ Club, where, cheek-by-jowl with the age’s literary celebrities, one may chance upon many other famous characters of the time!
Here is just a sample of online reading resources for some of the noteworthy authors of the time:
Other interesting books of note:
“There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.”
~ Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist