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This biography shows how Dickens's childhood experiences with poverty shaped his writing and career by showing the parallels between his life and plots. It gives particular emphasis to how he used his wealth, fame, and platform to help England's neediest people. Including many period illustrations, the text brings alive to horrors of the workhouse and shows readers why Dickens was so popular in his time and why he continues to be read and studied.
Three children recount their experiences during the 47-day siege of Vicksburg during the Civil War. Exciting, well-researched, and illustrated with period photos and prints.