Read e-book online Charles Dickens (Who Wrote That?) PDF

By Donna Dailey

ISBN-10: 0791082334

ISBN-13: 9780791082331

ISBN-10: 143812368X

ISBN-13: 9781438123684

This sequence examines authors of the preferred kid's books. It allows readers to find new works by way of a few of their favorite authors, whereas supplying readers a extra totally built history of the writer, his lifestyles and works. a long time 13+.

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He may have been expressing the first inklings of marital unhappiness. The many odd contradictions in his character signified the range of strong emotions boiling within, which came out in his powerful prose. Master Humphrey’s Clock was the title of his new magazine for Chapman and Hall. Its first issue sold 70,000 FAME AND FORTUNE copies and Dickens was ecstatic. But sales soon plunged when the readers realized that they were getting unrelated articles and essays, rather than a new novel. Dickens decided to enlarge “a little child story” he was planning into a full-length novel and serialize it in the magazine.

He paid off the most demanding creditors, then took a coach to Devon, where he rented a country cottage and swiftly packed his parents off to live there. There were further troubles with his magazine publisher, Richard Bentley. A long-running battle arose over Dickens’s contractual rights and payments. As his popularity—and the sales of his books—grew, he continually tried to negotiate better terms and payments for himself as author and editor. Dickens was a shrewd businessman. He knew his worth, and he knew how to market his talent.

This time they enjoyed calm seas and two large staterooms on the three-week voyage. After happy reunions with his family and friends, Dickens wrote a travel book, American Notes, based on his experiences. He finished it in four months. It was both observant and humorous. Though he was critical of slavery, the sensationalism of the press, and other things that had disturbed him, he made no mention of the copyright issue. He praised the people for their generosity and was generally restrained in his criticisms.

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