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Charles Dickens: A Portrait in Letters

CD - unabridged
(4 CDs)
Product Number: CX2183
Released: 01 Apr, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781471229541
Narrator(s): Simon Callow
Publisher: W F Howes
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Charles Dickens was a prolific writer of letters throughout his life. There are more than 13,000 letters that he wrote to friends, family, fellow authors and actors as well as many letters written to people involved in good causes he espoused. This informative and entertaining selection shows Dickens in his many guises. We know Charles Dickens the author, but these letters offer a fascinating glimpse into Charles Dickens the man.

Imprint: Naxos Audiobooks
Original Publish Date: 01 Apr, 2013

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Narrator(s): Simon Callow
Product Number D2476
Released: 01 Jul, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: W F Howes
ISBN: #9781471238499

Professional reviews

"This intriguing collection, compiled and introduced by David Timson, gives the listener a taste of the private life of one of our most celebrated authors ‘Callow's habit of impersonating Dickens in stage shows has almost given him rights over the character, so he was the obvious choice to read this lively selection of a correspondence’ SUNDAY TIMES ‘Dickens leaps out from these letters as a man of energy and empathy… Above all, he's a superb dramatist, which makes Simon Callow an inspired choice of narrator’ RACHEL REDFORD for THE OLDIE"

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