Charles Dickens : Scenes from an Extraordinary Life, Hardback

Charles Dickens : Scenes from an Extraordinary Life Hardback

Illustrated by Mick Manning, Brita Granstrom

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Inspired by Charles Dickens' own words, Mick and Brita bring this extraordinary genius to life, revealing Dickens' childhood working in a London boot polish factory and charting his meteoric rise to fame as a young novelist.

Follow him as he climbs a volcano, goes on tour to the US, presides at a family Christmas and gives a thrilling public reading. And discover the stories of ten of Dickens' most famous novels, dramatised for younger readers with captions and graphic-novel comic-strips.



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After the Dickens family moved to London in 1822, Charles had to quick going to school because his family could no longer afford it. Once when he was eleven years old, he became lost in London, and began roaming the streets. In 1824 his father was arrested and then sent to debtors' prison. Since his family had little money he had not be going to school, but in 1825 his father said he should return. When he was sixteen he became a reporter, he wrote short stories, and he would sometimes record public speeches. Charles Dickens also traveled to American and climbed Mount Vesuvius in Italy. Dickens died on June 9, 1870 at fifty-eight years old. The book also features cartoon summaries of: Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, Martin Chuzzlewit, Little Dorrit, David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, and The Pickwick Papers.