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Author Macaskill, Hilary.

Title Charles Dickens at home / Hilary Macaskill ; special photography by Graham Salter.

Publication Info. London : Frances Lincoln Ltd., 2011.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Bourbonnais PL Adult Non Fiction - BDBB-2  823 MAC    AVAILABLE
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  823.8 DIC    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  823.8 DIC    AVAILABLE
Description 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Contains bibliographical references 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.
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.
Subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Homes and haunts -- England.
Novelists, English -- Homes and haunts -- England.
England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Added Author Salter, Graham.
ISBN 9780711232273

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