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Charles Dickens : A Concise Biography / Hossick, Malcolm.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Electronic and Video (Streaming)
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2005.
Description1 streaming video file (37 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Subject(s)
Series Famous authors
Famous authors. ^A431320
Contents Early Life of Dickens (2:56) -- The Places of Dickens' Books (3:09) -- Dickens' Inspiration (1:33) -- London 1822 (5:33) -- Success (5:05) -- Success: Tragedy Strikes Dickens (2:00) -- Fame (4:27) -- Fame: Dickens' Intensity (3:58) -- Credits:Charles Dickens: A Concise Biography (0:30) -- Charles Dickens, An Overview of His Works (7:11)
Abstract This overview of Charles Dickens' life and work from the Famous Authors series discusses the author's happy childhood, during which he was close to his father and went to school. However, financial troubles later forced the family to move to London, and Dickens began absorbing the bustling city couched in fog where his novels would be set. Due to his father's debt, he could no longer attend school but rather worked in a factory while his family was in debtor's prison. The contrast between his younger years and this experience of poverty marked his fiction forever. Eventually Dickens was able to return to school and become a law reporter, and he grew to dislike law and satirize it. The success of The Pickwick Papers started his life as a popular, successful public figure, and he proceeded to work hard on serials, novels, theatrical endeavors, and editing magazines throughout his life.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on July 19, 2011.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 10 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Genre/formVideo recording.
Publisher number43963 Films Media Group

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