Writers and Their Times

Learn about the world's greatest writers in this captivating series. Each large format book provides interesting details about the writer's childhood, education, family life, and professional career in a readable, narrative format. Plenty of colorful photos, illustrations, and literary excerpts are also included, as well as background information about historical issues and events that influenced the writer's work. For example, the Charles Dickens biography discusses the Industrial Revolution, poverty, child labor, and workhouses, which were social issues of the time that appeared in Dickens' works. The Dickens biography also includes some of the original illustrations to his most popular works (Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers), family portraits and photos, and information about Dickens' popularity when be embarked on international tours. A timeline and index are included in the back. 30 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

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