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Becoming Dickens

The Invention of a Novelist

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ISBN 9780674072237

Publication Date: 05/13/2013

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400 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

28 halftones

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  • Prologue: Somebody and Nobody
  • 1. Lost and Found
  • 2. The Clerk’s Tale
  • 3. Up in the Gallery
  • 4. Mr. Dickin
  • 5. “Here We Are!”
  • 6. Becoming Boz
  • 7. The Moving Age
  • 8. “Pickwick, Triumphant”
  • 9. Novelist Writer
  • 10. Dickens at Home
  • 11. Is She His Wife?
  • 12. Being Dickens
  • Postscript: Signing Off
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • An Elle Decoration [UK] “Best of Dickens” Selection, 2014
  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2012
  • An Irish Times Book of the Year, 2011
  • A Library Journal Best Book of 2011
  • A New Statesman Book of the Year, 2011
  • A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, 2011
  • A Sunday Times Best Book of 2011
  • A Telegraph Best Book of 2011
  • A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2011
  • A Wall Street Journal Book of the Year, 2011
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