9780300112078   Product Code: 98202
Driven by childhood demons, Dickens maintained a furious workload throughout his life. In addition to novels, he produced letters, journalism, essays and travel books, and his famous after- dinner speeches. Written with warmth, clarity and economy, this masterly biography explores the connections between Dickens'tumultuous emotional life, his outrage at the social conditions of his day, and his prodigious output. Illustrated with many unfamiliar images, it offers a rich and rounded portrait of the writer and the man.