Harper

9780062954947

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The Mystery of Charles Dickens

A.N. Wilson draws on unexpected, sometimes arcane sources to paint a portrait of Charles Dickens with impressive depth and nuance.

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Review of ‘The Mystery of Charles Dickens’

Is there room on the shelf for another book about Charles Dickens? The great novelist has been endlessly scrutinized by critics and biographers, bowdlerized on stage and screen, and lionized by generations of readers since his death 150 years ago. A.N. Wilson, the celebrated British biographer of many eminent Victorians (including Queen Victoria herself), now…

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