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A. N. Wilson

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A. N. Wilson grew up in Staffordshire, England, and was educated at the Rugby School and New College, Oxford. A fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he holds a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism. He is a prolific and award-winning biographer and celebrated novelist. näytä lisää He lives in North London. näytä vähemmän

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The Faber Book of Church and Clergy (1992) — Toimittaja — 33 kappaletta
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Never been able to get beyond the first two chapters but I trust ANW
 
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mrsnickleby | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 12, 2023 |
Haven't got beyond the first chapter, but I trust him
 
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mrsnickleby | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 12, 2023 |
passion and genius of Paul
 
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SrMaryLea | 5 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Aug 22, 2023 |
The life of Charles Dickens was as convoluted and as mysterious as any of his novels, which should not be surprising given that his novels were in many respects inspired by his life. A.N. Wilson explores all this in his 2020 book “The Mystery of Charles Dickens.”

Dickens, Wilson tells us, was in many respects as fictional a character as any he created on the page. He was, in other words, often a hypocrite, not always practicing the values in his own life that he so often preached in his fiction. His secret affair with the young actress Nelly Ternan, which did not become public until years after his death, is Wilson's prime example, to which he returns again and again. (Dickens wasn't alone in his deceit. After his death, Nelly lied about her age, pretended she had been just a little girl when she met Dickens and then married a clergyman.)

The great author hated his own mother and, after fathering 10 children, despised his own wife. He much preferred his wife's sister, who faithfully served Dickens for much of his life.

In successive chapters, Wilson writes about the mystery of Dickens's childhood, the mystery of his marriage, the mystery of his charity and so on, always paying close attention to the author's fiction to see what it reveals about each subject.

Sometimes Wilson can be as convoluted and as mysterious as anything relating to Charles Dickens, yet Dickens fans will find his book full of fascinating insights into both the man and his works.
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