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By Jane Smiley

For lovers of the soon-to-be-released movie approximately Charles Dickens starring Ralph Fiennes, a brilliantly insightful biography from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Jane Smiley
 
With delectable wit and attribute sensitivity, Jane Smiley provides a clean, illuminating tackle the lifetime of Charles Dickens. Smiley reveals a kindred spirit within the writer of such classics as Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol, who used to be not just a prolific author but in addition one of many first smooth "celebrities." She bargains interpretations of a lot of Dickens's significant works, exploring his narrative suggestions and his leading edge voice and subject matters. A perceptive profile of the nice grasp and a desirable meditation at the writing life, this biography is ideal for lovers of The Invisible Woman, the Charles Dickens biopic starring Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones, and Kristin Scott Thomas, which hits theaters in February 2014.

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