Dickens: Abridged download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Ackroyd

Dickens: Abridged download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Ackroyd year 2002
  • Book name: Dickens: Abridged
  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Release date: 2002/8/16
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Poetry and Drama
  • ISBN: 9780099437093
  • Rating: 7.29 of 10
  • Votes: 380
  • Review by: Jacqualine Valentine
  • Review rating: 7.73 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/19
  • Total pages: 624
  • Includes a PDF summary of 71 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Dickens was a landmark biography when first published in 1990. This specially edited shorter edition takes the reader into the life of one of the world's greatest writers.Here, Ackroyd attempts to peel away the mask of a man whose life was outwardly a picture of Victorian rectitude, but whose love life was as complicated (and unconventional) as any modern writer's. Dickens had everything - fame, success and riches - but he died harbouring a deep sadness he had experienced all his life. He was a man of mercurial character, had enormous vitality and humour, but he also had a sense of loss and longing that would constantly appear in his work. Like many eminent Victorians, he led a double life: although he insisted that nothing in the newspapers he edited should upset his middle-class readers, he regularly indulged in dubious night-time escapades with fellow author Wilkie Collins, and, for the last 13 years of his life, kept a secret mistress.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 42H17M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Literary Studies: General, Literary Studies: C 1800 To C 1900, Literature: History & Criticism, Biography: Historical, Political & Military
  • Available formats: PDF, WORD, TXT, HTMLZ, RB, DOC, LRF, EPUB. Compressed in RPM, DEB, ZIP, RAR, ALZ, LZ, ACE
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 21.72 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x36mm
  • Weight: 480g
  • Printed by: VINTAGE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom

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