The Artful Dickens - The Tricks and Ploys of the Great Novelist
“I know enough of the world now to have almost lost the capacity of being much surprised by anything” David Copperfield, 1850
A well received handy reference book by John Mullan that delves into the craft of Charles Dickens the story teller. If you are a fan or new to Dickens this book will aid your understanding of the skilled novelist. Interesting facts about plot and characters are described, even ideas you may not have realised are present in his novels - What was Dickens's favourite way of killing his characters? Why is Dickens's trickery only fully realised when his novels are read aloud? If you love finding out the detail between the lines this book will not disappoint.
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