Charles Dickens : his tragedy and triumph /

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Main Author: Johnson, Edgar.
Format: Book
Published:[New York] : Simon and Schuster, 1952.
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Table of Contents:
  • V.1. The anvil and the iron: 1812-1833: Birth and background
  • The happy time
  • The challenge of despair
  • Ambition's ladder
  • First love
  • Climb to fame:1833-1837: The career takes shape
  • Boz is born
  • Catherine
  • Pickwick triumphant
  • Knight of the joyful countenance
  • Troubles and triumphs: 1837-1839: Metamorphosis of a journalist
  • Lost love
  • Ascent of the rocket
  • The break with bentley
  • The will in command
  • Deeper cast: 1839-1841: The thieves' den and the world
  • Master Humphrey's clock strikes one
  • Emergence of a radical
  • The neglected and misused
  • Triumph in Scotland and the eve of a new depature
  • The new World: 1842: The American dream
  • Conquest
  • with undertones
  • Not the republic of my imagination
  • Return journey
  • Home again: valedictory on America
  • Crescendo of restlessness: 1843-1846: Year of disappointment
  • Selfishness and the economic man
  • Battles and Italinan air-castles
  • Fromthe bells of Genoa
  • ...To the chimes of London
  • Last days in Italy
  • Birth pangs of the daily news
  • V.2.: At grips with himself: 1846-1851: Difficulties with Dombey
  • The want of something
  • The world of Dombeyism
  • A haunted man
  • Myuself into the shadowy world
  • His favorite child
  • Household words
  • Splendid barnstorming
  • Fog over England
  • The anatomy of society
  • The heaviest blow in my power
  • Critique of materialism
  • Fire bursts out
  • Nobody's fault
  • Old hell shaft
  • The prison of society
  • Breaking point
  • The track of a storm
  • Surface serene
  • The tempest and the ruined garden
  • Intimations of mortality
  • The great dust-heap
  • The bottom of the cup: 1865-1870: Pilgrim of Gad's Hill
  • To the loadstone rock
  • Last rally
  • The dying and undying voice
  • The narrow bed.