The Invention of A NovelisteBook - 2011
This provocative biography tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England's greatest novelist. Focused on the 1830s, it portrays a restless, uncertain Dickens who could not decide on a career path. Through twists and turns, the author traces a double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (389 pages) : illustrations