The Turning Point: A Year that Changed Dickens and the World

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The Turning Point: A Year that Changed Dickens and the World | 9781784708337 | Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

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ISBN:9781784708337

Format:Paperback / softback

Published:01/09/2022 by Vintage Publishing

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A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

The year is 1851. It’s a time of radical change in Britain, when industrial miracles and artistic innovations rub shoulders with political unrest, poverty and disease. It’s also a turbulent time in the life of Charles Dickens, as he copes with a double bereavement and early signs that his marriage is falling apart. But this year will become the turning point in Dickens’s career, as he embraces his calling as a chronicler of ordinary people’s lives.

The Turning Point transports us into the foggy streets of Dickens’s London, closely following the twists and turns of a year that would come to define him, and forever alter Britain’s relationship with the world.

‘Sparklingly informative’ Guardian

‘Wonderfully entertaining’ Observer

‘It is hard to imagine a better book on Dickens’ New Statesman

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