Dickens was undoubtedly the most popular English writer of the nineteenth century, his popularity continuing well into the twentieth century. The formative experiences of his early life greatly influenced his writing. He became an ardent social critic whose works helped the cause for reform in a corrupt Victorian society.
"An annotated table of contents, discussion questions, a chronology, and a reading list add to each book's value, but it is the diversity of the source materials that will make books in the series particularly useful."
-- Booklist (April 2000)
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