Charles Dickens is one of England’s best-loved authors. A literary phenomenon in his own time, his is still immensely popular across the globe, nearly 150 years after his death.  Walter Dexter’s classic biography of Dickens, first published in 1937 examines Dickens’ life as a journalist, a writer, an actor and, perhaps most importantly, as a reader. This short biography is essential reading for anyone wanting to learn more about Charles Dickens the man, the author, and the actor.

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