The Last Dickens - Matthew Pearl Reviews
Description:ISBN 0099512750 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Matthew Pearl / Paperback / 464 Pages / Book is published 2010-01-07 by Vintage
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by - written on 04/04/10 (Very useful, 90 readings)
I may have my timeframe all wrong, but it feels like ever since the Da Vinci Code phenomenon took off writers seem to have more freedom to take liberties with historical figures and events. So far I've come across novels creating wondrous intrigues from extracts of real life incidents of such history superstars as Isaac Netwon, William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud to name but a few and for my sins I've always found them to be highly enjoyable, if not ludicrously speculative. So when I came across The Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl I was sure I would be onto a winner - if not through enlightening historical discovery then at the very least through some high ... Read the complete review
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