You can discover all things Dickens from his plots and leading characters to his fights with his suicidal illustrator, Robert Seymour, and the themes of his books in the context of their time, including poverty, crime, family squabbles over wills and early mortality. And find out why Dickens' books are just as relevant now as they were in Victorian England. Full of fascinating facts, including the people on whom his characters were based and who they named after. Bob Fagin was Dickens' friend at the Blacking Factory where he was forced to work as a child by his poverty-stricken parents. It's a must-read book for anyone who loves Dickens and wants to find out more about his books, motivation and characters.
Publisher: Golden Guides Press Ltd