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Dickens' London : an imaginative vision / introduced by Peter Ackroyd.

By: Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-.
Contributor(s): Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [London] : Headline, 1987Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0747200289.Subject(s): Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- England -- London | Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- England -- London | Literary landmarks -- England -- London | London (England) -- In literature | Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- London (England) | City and town life in literature | Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge | London (England) -- FictionDDC classification: 823/.8
Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Non-Fiction 823 DIC 1 Available T00240039
Total holds: 0

Includes selected passages from Dickens' novels.

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A noted British novelist himself-- author of, most recently, Chatterton (Grove, 1988)-- Ackroyd ushers the reader through the great metropolis in which one of the greatest novelists resided. Charles Dickens moved with his parents to London in 1822, when he was 10 years of age. London was then becoming the largest city in the world, the scene of incredible activity, energy, and mess. The city left an indelible stamp on Dickens and his work. Ackroyd describes the ins and outs, the river and the byways of the working-class London Dickens knew-- not royal or noble London. Passages from Dickens' work, together with a plentitude of generously captioned period photographs, supplement Ackroyd's narration. An evocative guide. No index. BH.