Introducing Charles Dickens Author:May Lamberton Becker Who reads Charles Dickens? Everybody, sooner or later---and they keep on doing so. And sooner or later they long to meet the man to whom they owe such friends as Dick Swiveller, or Sairey Gamp, or Sam Weller, or somebody else of whose society they never tire. There are many books by which they can meet him--; the excuse for one more is that ... more »each generation discovers Dickens for itself, and ther are, incredibly, young Americans who have not yet discovered Dickens.
What is in this book is neither older or newer than Charles Dickens himself. It draws most freely on his own revealing letters. It depends otherwise on people who saw him, listened to him, laughed with him, and wrote down how he looked and acted and spoke.« less