The Love-Lives of Charles Dickens - C. G. L. Du CannFrederick Muller, 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, several small closed tears and a little faded and soiled. Text bright and tight.
It is no secret that Dickens had an eye for the ladies and numerous biographers have had their theories about the relation between the great novelist and his inamorates. Was he a "very wicked man", as his favourite daughter, Kate, has declared? Was he the worst of husbands who repudiated a blameless wife after twenty-two years of marriage ? Did he "Live in sin" with Ellen Teman, the little blue-eyed, fair-haired actress ? Was his only real love his wife's sister, Mary, who died at seventeen ? These are some of the questions which surround Dickens' love-life, and never before have they been so fully dealt with as they are in this detailed and scholarly work by Mr Du Cann. Illustrated with B&W plates inc. frontis.