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Slater, Michael

Overview
Works: 68 works in 314 publications in 1 language and 10,076 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Historical fiction  Quotations  War stories  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  War stories, English 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR4571, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Slater
Charles Dickens : [a life defined by writing] by Michael Slater ( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This long-awaited biography, twenty years after the last major account, uncovers Dickens the man through the profession in which he excelled. Drawing on a lifetime's study of this prodigiously brilliant figure, Michael Slater explores the personal and emotional life, the high-profile public activities, the relentless travel, the charitable works, the amateur theatricals and the astonishing productivity. But the core focus is Dickens' career as a writer and professional author, covering not only his big novels but also his phenomenal output of other writing--letters, journalism, shorter fiction, plays, verses, essays, writings for children, travel books, speeches, and scripts for his public readings, and the relationships among them. Slater's account, rooted in deep research but written with affection, clarity, and economy, illuminates the context of each of the great novels while locating the life of the author within the imagination that created them. It highlights Dickens' boundless energy, his passion for order and fascination with disorder, his organizational genius, his deep concern for the poor and outrage at indifference towards them, his susceptibility towards young women, his love of Christmas and fairy tales, and his hatred of tyranny
Dickens 1970 by Michael Slater ( Book )
18 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dickens and women by Michael Slater ( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dickens index by Nicolas Bentley ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dickens on America & the Americans by Charles Dickens ( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens ( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When his father suddenly dies, Nicholas Nickleby is sent by his uncle to Dotheboys Hall to work as a teacher, but when Nicholas discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, maliciously bullies the students, he must decide whether to stay, or leave and allow his uncle to cut off support for his family
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens ( Book )
18 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On his pilgrimage Nicholas, in Dickens's words 'a young man of impetuous temper and little or no experience', meets such figures as his evil and grasping Uncle Ralph, the brutal schoolmaster Wackford Squeers, the abused Smike, the theatrical manager Vincent Crummles, and the good-humoured, philanthropic brothers Cheeryble
Sketches by Boz and other early papers, 1833-39 by Boz ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Christmas carol and other Christmas writings by Charles Dickens ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future"--NoveList
The catalogue of the Suzannet Charles Dickens collection by England) Dickens House Museum (London ( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An intelligent person's guide to Dickens by Michael Slater ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to 'Dickensian values, ' exploring the ideas, beliefs, ideals and ambitions that helped to shape Dickens' writing
Headlong Hall : and Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Think humor writing is solely the province of modern writers? Think again. The early nineteenth-century novel Headlong Hall is a hilarious foray into the world of the British upper class, where well-funded heirs have nothing but time on their hands to pursue increasingly bizarre hobbies and interests. In Headlong Hall, a group of these obsessives is gathered together at the lavish Welsh estate of Squire Harry Headlong Ap-Rhaiader, Esq. and, predictably, things don't exactly go swimmingly
Dickens' journalism. from Household words, 1851-59 by Charles Dickens ( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Dickens by Donald Hawes ( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From William Shakespeare to Winston Churchill, the "Very Interesting People" series provides biographies of Britain's fascinating historical figures - people whose influence and importance have stood the test of time. Part of this series, this title talks about Charles Dickens
The genius of Dickens : the ideas and inspiration of Britain's greatest novelist by Michael Slater ( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dickens' journalism : sketches by Boz and other early papers, 1833-39 by Charles Dickens ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The composition and monthly publication of Nicholas Nickleby by Michael Slater ( Book )
1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dent uniform edition of Dickens' journalism by Charles Dickens ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Christmas books by Charles Dickens ( Book )
3 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tale of two cities by Charles Dickens ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the aging Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, and exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine
 
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Alternative Names
Slater, Michael Berek 1936-
Slater, Michael Derek 1936-
スレイター, マイケル
Languages
English (204)
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