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Celebrating Dickens 2012

The Selected Letters of Charles Dickens Edited by Jenny Hartley

‘Glorious. This is a book for which readers have been waiting for a very long time. It takes you directly, in Dickens's own words, and with incomparable vividness, into his extraordinary life and mind. The notes and editorial matter deftly paint in the background to provide a detailed and constantly astonishing portrait of one of the most interesting men who ever lived.’ simon callow 978-0-19-959141-1 | February 2012 | 584 pages | Hardback | £20.00

Dickens and the Workhouse Ruth Richardson

The recent discovery that as a young man Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. This book, by the historian who did the sleuthing behind these exciting new findings, presents the story for the first time, and shows that the two periods Dickens lived in that part of London were profoundly important to his subsequent writing career. 978-0-19-964588-6 | February 2012 | 240 pages | Hardback | £16.99

Charles Dickens's Networks Public Transport and the Novel Jonathan H. Grossman

The same week in February 1836 that Charles Dickens was hired to write his first novel, The Pickwick Papers, the first railway line in London opened. Charles Dickens’s Networks explores the rise of the global, high-speed passenger transport network in the nineteenth century and the indelible impact it made on Dickens’s work. 978-0-19-964419-3 | March 2012 | 272 pages | Hardback | £25.00

The Oxford Companion to Charles Dickens Edited by Paul Schlicke

‘Will prove invaluable to scholars, readers and admirers of Dickens into the next century and beyond’ peter ackroyd, The Times The most engaging, and wide-ranging, reference work on Dickens available – covering his life, his works, his reputation, and his cultural context in over 500 a–z articles.


The OxfOrd cOmPaniOn TO

Charles Dickens

Paul Schlicke

978-0-19-964018-8 | November 2011 | 704 pages | Hardback | £25.00

Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples with Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall Charles Dickens Introduced by Paul Schlicke

‘The young Dickens at his most playful, writing anonymously and slyly observant of the manners and morals of the 1830s, when he was himself a young gentleman and one member of a young couple. Paul Schlicke’s delightful edition includes the original Phiz illustrations.’ claire tomalin

978-0-19-960328-2 | December 2011 | 240 pages | Hardback | £9.99

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