|Plot Summary of Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph|
|" Charles Dickens wrote "A Christmas Carol", "Oliver Twist", and "David Copperfield", which are still required reading in most literature courses. Charles Dickens often dealt with the subject of poverty. In Victorian England, which is when Dickens was at the height of his popularity, most poor people spent a great deal of their lives in debtor's prison, and most children were forced to go to work in the coal mines, which were dangerous and unhealthy. Dickens was a social reformer."
Nathaniel Ford, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Charles Dickens: His Tragedy and Triumph|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 8 ()
- 19th century
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
If this is a kid's book:
- Age 16-Adult
- A ton 16-20 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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