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DICKENS, C.: Portrait in Letters (A) (Unabridged)


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DICKENS, C.: Portrait in Letters (A) (Unabridged)

Those who only know Charles Dickens from his novels will be fascinated to discover the private and personal Dickens in this selection of his letters. His sister-in-law Georgina Hogarth thought they expressed his individuality; his friend Forster thought them literature. They give us a portrait of a complex man with so many different facets to his personality, ranging from the serious, when discussing social issues, to the outrageously humorous when writing merely to entertain his many friends. 200 years after his birth he still enlightens and entertains us.

Disc 1

  A Portrait in Letters (compiled and introduced by David Timson) (Unabridged)
1.   Charles Dickens: A Portrait in Letters 00:01:29
2.   Dickens and Friends 00:07:56
3.   In 1851, Macready took early retirement… 00:05:28
4.   Dickens's closest lifelong friend… 00:09:24
5.   In 1857, Collins and Dickens went on a spree… 00:06:42
6.   Dickens and Work 00:08:10
7.   Dickens took it upon himself to oversee… 00:06:41
8.   Likewise, Dickens could be charming… 00:08:04

Disc 2

  A Portrait in Letters (compiled and introduced by David Timson) (Unabridged)
1.   Dickens and Travel 00:00:42
2.   Eager to explore Italy… 00:09:51
3.   In the next letter, to one of his oldest… 00:08:13
4.   In November 1844, Dickens had paid a visit… 00:08:59
5.   Dickens found himself overwhelmed… 00:07:18
6.   Dickens soon began to despise… 00:07:00
7.   To Mr. Thomas Mitton 00:04:35
8.   Dickens's travels over the length… 00:08:26

Disc 3

  A Portrait in Letters (compiled and introduced by David Timson) (Unabridged)
1.   Dickens and Causes 00:04:49
2.   Dickens met the great philanthropist Angela… 00:05:26
3.   The scheme met with considerable success. 00:06:45
4.   Dickens and the Theatre 00:08:43
5.   The energy expounded by Dickens… 00:06:48
6.   To Miss Mamey Dickens 00:07:47
7.   Dickens and Love 00:04:56
8.   But Maria was not going to let her beau off… 00:07:42
9.   Whilst in Paris Dickens received… 00:06:16
10.   Now fully in the grip once again… 00:05:10

Disc 4

  A Portrait in Letters (compiled and introduced by David Timson) (Unabridged)
1.   Back In 1835, still smarting… 00:08:44
2.   Dickens's relationship… 00:07:48
3.   Dickens and Domestic Life 00:06:44
4.   In 1860, in his annual letter… 00:08:21
5.   Dickens seems to have eventually found… 00:04:12
6.   Dickens the Man 00:07:28
7.   As in politics so in his religious faith… 00:09:39
8.   To Mrs. Hulkes 00:06:52
9.   The impression we get of Charles Dickens… 00:08:06

Total Playing Time: 04:01:14

Dickens, Charles

Callow, Simon

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Non-Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0116

Barcode: 9781843796886

Physical Release: 10/2012

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