By  Peter Ackroyd

'Ackroyd's magnificent biography sets the seal on Dickens's acknowledged supremacy in the English novel...I can do no more than praise, recommend, insist that you buy and read this book. ..it supersedes all other Dickens biographies' Anthony Burgess, Independent

Dickens was a landmark biography when first published in 1990. This specially edited shorter edition takes the reader into the life of one of the world's greatest writers.

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