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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Sun, 24 Sep 1995 12:31:53 -0700
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Date: Sun, 24 Sep 1995 15:09:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Greg Grainger <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Which Dickens biography?

I generally don't like to read biographies of any kind. However, as a
great fan of Charles Dickens, I'd like to know more about him than the
commonly-known facts.

Which biography would be best? I've heard both the Peter Ackroyd and the
Edgar Johnson recommended - any thoughts? I notice that the 1976 edition
of the Edgar Johnson was revised and *abridged*; should I get it, or look
for the earlier version?

Reply privately if this is not of general interest.

Much thanks in advance,

        Greg Grainger                   [log in to unmask]
          'Get a chair, Stumpy.' - Adam Price, alt.support.tall