Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

Review

An illustrated biography of Charles Dickens to celebrate the bi-centenary of his birth in 2012. All the key incidents that formed his character and inspired his novels are covered. Dickens’ own words and recollections are used, where possible, and to good effect.

Beginning with his birth it follows Charles through the early years of hardship, his career as a reporter and his family life, and then on to his success as a writer, his visits to America and Europe and his tours and talks.

There are lively graphic-novel style introductions to some of his most well-known novels. The illustrations bring Dickens’ story to life in this very readable resource for work on Dickens and the Georgian and Victorian eras.

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