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Ackroyd, Peter
Dickens: Public Life and Private Passion (The Life and Times of Charles Dickens)

Imprint: New York, Hydra Publishing, 2003
Edition: 1st
Binding: softcover

Fine copy, Tall 8vo, 216 pp.

Stock number: BOOKS106221I. ISBN: 9781592582150

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ACKROYD**, PETER
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/Near FINE.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap with a printed production fault of a tiny circular black printing ink spot to subject's hand resting of chair back - not replicated on similar copies; with capitalised,glossy red-lettered part-title,capitalised,glossy white-lettered remainder of title and capitalised, glossy white-lettered author's name to front panel of dw/dj; a slightly sunned/faded spine/ backstrip with lightly sunned capitalised,glossy red-lettered whole title,capitalised white-lettered author name and publisher's b/w capitalised lettered+illustrated colophon to foot of same,rear panel of dw/dj silvered background with author's small thumbnail colour portrait photograph; with a critics' black lettered review below.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no major nicks,tears or splits present.Majority of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - the head of spine with noticeable bumping+reciprocal creases.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips.Publisher's bright, clean,sharp-cornered,original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and clean plain white endpapers. UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+ sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table.  Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY, GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues.  For more and other works of this author, see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Please check either my SIGNED, BIOGRAPHY, MODERN FIRSTS2, 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die, and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Visually the exterior appearance is more than acceptable,and particularly internally,the book is in an exceptional condition/state of preservation and presentation for a book of its 20+-year-old age.It is only the exterior faults described that prevents a slightly higher grading.Despite that,it really is still an exceptional example for its cleanliness and brightness.  A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens.             Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind.At a remarkably young age, Dickens achieved the public respectability, wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood. However,his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially. Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character, with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life. Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs,Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time.  Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Please contact seller,because of the weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja1081723. ISBN: 0563534737.

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj - an adhesive price label in situ,to lower corner of inner,front flap of dw/dj.Bright,crisp,clean, subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; silvered rear panel with author's small,colour portrait photograph; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Most of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - rear,top,internal corner with a small accidental,diagonal crease. Top+fore -edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corner tips - though the book is very,very lightly cocked. Bright,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp, blocked gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers.UK,slim Qrto HB +dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters, profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page, subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table. For more and other works of this author,see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues. A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens. Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind. At a remarkably young age,Dickens achieved the public respectability,wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood.However, his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially.Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character,with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life.Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs, Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time. Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always. **

Stock number: rja449313. ISBN: 0563534737.

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY

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ACKROYD**, PETER:
DICKENS: Public Life and Private Passion.**

Imprint: LONDON.BBC WORDLWIDE LTD.,2002.
Edition: UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.
Binding: Hardback , With Dust Jacket
Inscription: Not SIGNED.

UK,Qrto HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn,and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp,clean,subject's contemporary b/w portrait photographic illustrated upper wrap; silvered rear panel with author's small,colour portrait photograph; with negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Most of the creasing is to the top edges of dw/dj - rear,top internal corner with a small accidental,diagonal crease.Top+fore-edges bright and clean; contents bright,tight and near pristine - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - though the book is very,very lightly cocked.Publisher's bright,clean,sharp-cornered,original plain grey cloth boards with bright,crisp,blocked gilt letters to spine/ backstrip and immaculate plain white endpapers. UK,slim Qrto HB+dw/dj,8-160pp [paginated] includes 10 chapters,profuse mixture of contemporary b/w+colour illus,contemporary b/w+sepia photographs,all interspersed throughout the text and the book,an index; plus [unpaginated] half-title page,subject's b/w portrait photographic vignetted title page,and a contents list/table. For more and other works of this author, see also rja806, rja343, rja1979, rja22016 (SIGNED), rja410512 (SIGNED), rja424712 (SIGNED), rja428212, rja437512, rja512715 and rja545215. Want more DICKENS-related titles? For similar and other available titles use keywords q52_Charles Dickens - or please search my BIOGRAPHY,GENERAL and SIGNED catalogues. A stunning new illustrated biography in which Peter Ackroyd introduces us to the public and private life of one of Britain's best-loved literary giants,Charles Dickens. Dickens own story is one of rags to riches; from bankruptcy,prison and enforced child labour in his youth to a life of fame and fortune in adulthood,yet one that was overshadowed by guilt and secrecy.His life seems to echo the plots of his epic novels: indeed he was strongly influenced by personal experience and his stories brim with references to the places and characters he knew and the preoccupations that haunted his mind. At a remarkably young age,Dickens achieved the public respectability,wealth and international fame he had craved during his impoverished childhood. However,his road to personal happiness was a far less successful one.Scarred by the memory of his father's bankruptcy,he experienced continual anxieties over money and he often found himself supporting members of his family financially. Dickens,a writer who celebrated domestic harmony and familial affection in his work,had also to brave the shame of public anger when he separated from his wife of over twenty years for his secret mistress,Ellen Ternan. As a strong supporter of social reform, Dickens's writings frequently addressed issues of contemporary concern.In 'Dickens - Public Life and Private Passion',Peter Ackroyd highlights the reality of life in the Victorian era and the great landmarks and events of the time,all of which were to be profound influences on Dickens's life and work. Dickens was a mercurial character,with enormous vitality,wit and humour,yet he also lived with a sense of loss and longing that constantly reiterated itself in his work.He died having achieved the success and riches he had aspired to,while still harbouring the deep sadness he had experienced all his life.Illustrated with contemporary images and photographs,Ackroyd presents a fascinating introduction to this best-loved author and his time. Published to accompany the television series entitled 'Dickens: Public Life and Private Passions',which was first broadcast on BBC Television in 2002. Want more Peter ACKROYD titles? Please check either my SIGNED,BIOGRAPHY,MODERN FIRSTS2,1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die,and GENERAL catalogues for other and similar,SIGNED and unsigned titles. Please contact seller,because of the lighter weight of this item,for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! ** N.B. ALL buyers please note,stocks' actual shipping/P+p costs are adjusted and any difference is refunded,after order's receipt and before the order's despatch,especially if the item(s) are offered either P+p included/FREE. ** N.B. US/Canada customers please be aware: Standard AIRMAIL postage from UK to these destinations can now cost more than the price of the book! If speed is not of the essence, then Economy rate is recommended - at approx. anything from a 1/3rd to 1/2 of the standard US AIR quote/rate - sometimes arriving sooner than the 42 days - but not always.

Stock number: rja640216. ISBN: 0563534737.

Bookseller's details and sales conditions: R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY

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