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Download Charles Dickens Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (243 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Smiley Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Books on Tape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Of Charles Dickens, Jane Smiley says that his novels shaped his life as much as his life shaped his novels. Smiley's Charles Dickens is at once a sensitive profile of the great master and a fascinating meditation on the writing life. Smiley evokes Dickens as he might have seemed to his contemporaries: convivial, astute, boundlessly energetic, and lionized.

Charles Dickens offers brilliant interpretations of almost all his major works, an exploration of his narrative techniques and his innovative voice and themes, and a reflection on how his richly varied lower-class cameos sprang from an experience and passion more personal than his public knew. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lynda | 2/15/2014

    " Very long and in depth as she tries to pinpoint the character of Charles Dickens through his works. If you have not read all of his works extensively, it is not very easy to follow along with a lot of her reasoning. I did not find this particular book enjoyable. I learned a lot more by simply reading the remarks concerning his life on the internet! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jack Goodstein | 2/9/2014

    " Critical appreciation which makes some unusual judgments about the novels--judgments that don't always agree with the accepted critical evaluations. Interesting read nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jennifer Munro | 1/28/2014

    " A slender bio by an incredibly intelligent biographer, who offers up plenty of theories about novels and novelists as well as telling the tale of Dickens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Carol | 1/25/2014

    " This was interesting. Much I didn't know about Charles Dickens. Sad ending. "

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