Charles Dickens and the great theatre of the world

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A short biography of Charles Dickens by acclaimed actor and writer Simon Callow that offers a fresh perspective on one of the greatest novelists in the English language in a lively, highly readable account. "It has all the gusto that a popular biography of Dickens--a man who "could do nothing by halves"--should possess. . . . The best biography for Dickens newcomers and a wonderful read for all."-- Library Journal   Dickens was one of the first true celebrity authors. Thousands of fans in Britain and America eagerly awaited each new installment of his stories and flocked to see him on his legendary speaking tours. Not only did he create an incredible cast of characters on the page, but he was also a dazzling mimic and storyteller, and he wrote, stage-managed, and acted in plays for the public. Throughout his life, from his childhood performances in pubs to his legendarily powerful reading tours, Dickens was fanatical about the stage. Callow reveals Dickens's genius on and off the page and offers a compelling insight into a life that was driven as much by performance and showmanship as by literature.
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subject_facet Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870, Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
title_display Charles Dickens and the great theatre of the world
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title_short Charles Dickens and the great theatre of the world
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Dickens, Charles, History, Nonfiction, Novelists, English, Performing Arts