CHARLES by Victoria Lincoln

CHARLES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Charles"" in this instance is Charles Dickens, and the book is an impassioned personal recreation of the man and the writer in fictional form. Here is the boy, toy-theatre, family, school and all; here the young man susceptible to a pre-tense of gentility; here the beginning writer, the erratic husband, the rise from pot boiler to artist; here the many new beginnings that debt and financial pressures demanded. Dickens was a complex person, brimful of warmth and energy. This biographical novel may lead younger readers to Dickens' own books.

Pub Date: Aug. 27th, 1962
Publisher: Little, Brown