The Resource Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Label
Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist
Title
Becoming Dickens
Title remainder
the invention of a novelist
Statement of responsibility
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Title variation
Invention of a novelist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Becoming Dickens tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. In following the twists and turns of Charles Dickens's early career, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst examines a remarkable double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel. It was a high-stakes gamble, and Dickens never forgot how differently things could have turned out. From his traumatized childhood to the suicide of his first collaborator and the sudden death of the woman who had a good claim to being the love of his life, Dickens faced powerful obstacles. Douglas-Fairhurst's provocative new biography, focused on the 1830s, portrays a restless and uncertain Dickens who could not decide on the career path he should take and would never feel secure in his considerable achievements--From publisher description
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2011.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10015913
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Douglas-Fairhurst, Robert
Dewey number
  • 823/.8
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4582
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Novelists, English
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the invention of a novelist
Label
Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674050037
Lccn
2011004219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, photographs
Label
Becoming Dickens : the invention of a novelist, Robert Douglas-Fairhurst
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-370) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
389 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780674050037
Lccn
2011004219
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles, photographs

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