Charles Dickens and his Circle

Charles Dickens and his Circle

Specification

Publication Date: 7 March 2016
Price: £9.99
ISBN: 978 1 85514 596 2
Format: 197 x 140mm
Illustrations: 45
Extent: 120pp
Binding: Paperback with flaps
Category: Literature/Art/History
Word Count: Approx 15,000 words


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Charles Dickens and his Circle
Lucinda Hawksley

Historian and writer Lucinda Hawksley explores the life of her great-great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens – one of the first people to whom the term ‘celebrity’ in its modern sense was applied, and whose extensive circle of friends and associates embraced many of the most eminent and influential figures of the Victorian age.

Description

In this new volume, historian and award-winning author Lucinda Hawksley explores the life of her great-great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens (1812–70)―one of the first people to whom the term “celebrity” in its modern sense was applied, and whose extensive circle of friends and associates included many of the most eminent and influential figures of the Victorian age. The ninth title in The National Portrait Gallery Companions series, Charles Dickens and His Circle is a compact, fully illustrated historical guide to a literary personality and the movement that surrounded him. Illustrated with works from the National Portrait Gallery’s collection, including both familiar and less well-known portraits of Dickens and his contemporaries, this is a unique and accessible reader on the beloved English novelist and social critic.

Author

Lucinda Hawksley is an award-winning author, art historian and travel writer, with a special interest in literature and art from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Her books include Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel; March, Women, March; 50 British Artists You Should Know; and The Mystery of Princess Louise: Queen Victoria’s Rebellious Daughter. She is a great-great-great-granddaughter of Charles Dickens, and wrote the definitive, illustrated guide to her famous ancestor and his works to commemorate the bicentenary of his birth in 2012. Lucinda is a Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London – and was recently made Patron of the Norwegian Pickwick Club!