Charles Dickens / Michael Slater

Author(s): Slater, Michael
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Subjects: Authors, English--19th century--Biography
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2009
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: xvi, 696 p., [33] p. of plates : ill., facsims., ports ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: List of illustrations in the text
List of plates
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1. Early years: from Portsmouth to Chatham, 1812-1822 1
2. Early years: London, 1822-1827 14
3. 'The Copperfield days', 1828-1835 31
4. Break-through year, 1836 59
5. Editing Bentley's Magazine, 1836-1837 85
6. Periodicals into novels, 1837-1839 110
7. The Master Humphrey experimen t, 1840-1841 140
8. America brought to book, 1842 175
9. 'The turning-point of his career': England, Italy, England, 1842-1845 207
10. An interlude: 'daily nooses' and the noose itself, 1846 241
11. Dombey and other dealings, 1846-1848 254
12. From Dombey to Copperfield, 1848-1849 275
13. Interweaving and conducting: writing David Copperfield and beginning Household Words, 1849-1850 289
14. The year of the Guild, 1850-1851 319
15. Writing Bleak House, 1852-1853 340
16. Writing 'For These Times', 1853-1854 363
17. Writing Little Dorrit - among other things, 1855-1857 387
18. Drama and denouement: performing The Frozen Deep and finishing Little Dorrit, 1857 416
19. Writing off a marriage, 1857-1858 432
20. Stories into scripts: the public readings, 1858 461
21. Serials, series and stories: writing for All the Year Round, 1859-1861 469
22. Christmas numbers, public readings, and 'uncommercial' travels, 1861-1863 498
23. Back to the 'big brushes': writing Our Mutual Friend, 1864-1865 521
24. Last Christmas numbers, 1865-1867 545
25. Writing, and reading, for America, 1867-1868 561
26. Disappearances and deaths, 1868-1870 585
27. Charles Dickens's explanations 615
Abbreviations and select bibliography 624
Notes 627
Index 671
Notes: LCCN: 2009026834
ISBN: 9780300112078
ISBN: 0300112076
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 416250461
ISBN/ISSN: 9780300112078
0300112076