"Christmas stories" by Charles Dickens
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R. H. Hornes New Spirit of the Age 1844 .
Dickens occupied the first and longest chapter, as manifestly the product of his age . a genuine emanation from its aggregate and entire spirit . His mixes were extensively in society, and continually.
Few public meetings in a benevolent cause are without him. He speaks effectively . His influence upon his age is extensive - pleasurable, instructive, healthy, reformatory .
Angus Wilson - The World of Charles Dickens, New York, 1970. pp. 58-64 Mr.
Dickens is private, very much what might be expected from his works His conversation is genial He has personal activity, and is fond of games of practical skill. He is a great walker, and a very much given to dancing Sir Roger de Coverley. In private, the general impression of him is that of a first-rate practical intellect, with no nonsense about him.
Ackroyd Peter - Dickens, London, 1990. p. 85 He was indeed very much a public figure, actively and centrally involved in his world, and a man of confident presence.
He was reckoned the best after-dinner speaker of the age other superlatives he attracted included his having been the best shorthand reporter on the London press his being the best amateur actor on the stage. Later he became one of the most successful periodical editors and the finest dramatic recitalist of the day. He was splendidly endowed with many skills.
Even irrespective of his literary genius, wrote an obituarist, he was an able and strong-minded man, who would have succeeded in almost any profession to which he devoted himself Times, June 10, 1870 . Few of his extra literary skills and interests were irrelevant to the range and mode of his fiction. ?
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z. Зarlz Dikkens, Baki, 1970, 10 fevral 3 Final creative works and changes in Charles Dickens personality. Privately in these early years, he was both domestic and social.
He loved and family life and was a proud and efficient householder he once contemplated writing a cookbook. To his many children, he was a devoted and delightful father, at least when they were young relations .Скачать