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The Resource Charles Dickens at home, Hilary Macaskill ; special photography by Graham Salter ; [foreword by Florian Schweizer]

Charles Dickens at home, Hilary Macaskill ; special photography by Graham Salter ; [foreword by Florian Schweizer]

Label
Charles Dickens at home
Title
Charles Dickens at home
Statement of responsibility
Hilary Macaskill ; special photography by Graham Salter ; [foreword by Florian Schweizer]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book tracks the places Dickens lived, from his Portsmouth birthplace and childhood home in Chatham to his last home back in Kent, at Gad's Hill Place in Rochester. The book also covers his travels in England and abroad, where the locations provided the settings in his novels, such as Nicholas Nickleby's Yorkshire and in the East Anglia of David Copperfield, Charles Dickens's most autobiographical novel. Above all, it is London, where he lived in different homes for the majority of his life, which is so identified with Dickens and with his fiction. One thing that characterised his attitude to all his homes in adult life was his deep involvement in domestic arrangements, despite the frantic pace of his intensive work schedule. It was this close attention to detail, as well as his acute observation of his surroundings, that distinguished his novels, both in their portrayal of home life and in their sense of place. An invaluable resource to anyone who has an interest in the settings of Dickens' work, Hilary Macaskill weaves a narrative which places this great writer in his domestic context, gloriously illustrated with archive material and original photography.--Publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Macaskill, Hilary
Dewey number
823/.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4584
LC item number
.M333 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Salter, Graham
  • Schweizer, Florian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Dickens, Charles
  • Novelists, English
  • England
Label
Charles Dickens at home, Hilary Macaskill ; special photography by Graham Salter ; [foreword by Florian Schweizer]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140) and index
Contents
Childhood -- Growing up -- Marriage and domesticity -- Dickens away -- A man of means -- Dickens away -- Households and servants -- Home again to Kent -- The legacy
Control code
ocn707255914
Dimensions
26 x 26 cm.
Edition
1st Frances Lincoln ed.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780711232273
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)707255914
Label
Charles Dickens at home, Hilary Macaskill ; special photography by Graham Salter ; [foreword by Florian Schweizer]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 140) and index
Contents
Childhood -- Growing up -- Marriage and domesticity -- Dickens away -- A man of means -- Dickens away -- Households and servants -- Home again to Kent -- The legacy
Control code
ocn707255914
Dimensions
26 x 26 cm.
Edition
1st Frances Lincoln ed.
Extent
144 p.
Isbn
9780711232273
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)707255914

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