The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens Hardback
Admired by his contemporaries, and a hugely celebrated writer of his day, Charles Dickens is now remembered as one of the greatest English novelists and an influential spokesman for the conscience of Victorian England.
His work has inspired, enthralled and entertained millions across the globe, and his social commentary remains as relevant in the modern day as ever.
The Wicked Wit Of Charles Dickens explores and reveals aspects of the author's personal and professional life, whilst celebrating his flair for witty and satirical observations about society and human nature.
Containing lengthy extracts from scenes of great amusement in his novels, as well as pithy remarks uttered by his unique characters, this is a wonderful collection which can be enjoyed by Dickens' legions of fans, as well as those readers who are new to his writing.
Also available in the series are collections from Shakespeare, To Be or Not To Be, and Oscar Wilde, I Can Resist Everything Except Temptation.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/06/2011
- Category: Prose: non-fiction
- ISBN: 9781843175681
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Review by quantum_flapdoodle
This is the way to read Charles Dickens; find the shining moments and put them in a short, readable form. I have a great deal of respect for Dickens, but I think his work probably reads better in serialization than in novel form, because you can eagerly await the next installment, which you can read in a reasonable length of time. In a novel, it seems necessary to sit down and chug through it, and you begin to look longingly at all the other books on your shelves you could be reading about halfway through a 6-700 page novel. Dickens was a clever writer, and knew how to create unforgettable characters, and a format like this leaves you wanting more.