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Slater, Michael

Overview
Works: 83 works in 367 publications in 2 languages and 12,200 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  History  Sources  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Diaries  Autographs  Historical fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PR4565, 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 )
22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 2,309 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 and women by Michael Slater ( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dickens index by Nicolas Bentley ( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dickens 1970 by Michael Slater ( Book )
4 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dickens on America & the Americans by Charles Dickens ( Book )
17 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great Charles Dickens scandal by Michael Slater ( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Dickens was regarded as a pillar of respectability in Victorian Britain, but in 1858 this image was nearly shattered. With the break-up of his marriage that year, rumours about a scandalous relationship he may have conducted with young actress Ellen "Nelly" Ternan flourished. For the remaining twelve years of his life, Dickens struggled to quash the gossip. After his death, surviving family members did the same. But when the author's last living son died in 1934, there was no one to discourage rampant speculation. Dramatic revelations seemed to come from every corner - over Nellie's role as Dickens' mistress, the financial help he gave her, their clandestine meetings, their coded messages, and even his fathering of an illegitimate child with her. This book presents the most complete account of the scandal and ensuing coverup ever published
The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens ( Book )
15 editions published between 1973 and 1983 in English and held by 566 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
Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens ( Book )
22 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A satire on England's educational system tells of the harsh schoolmasters and the boys who are at their mercy
Sketches by Boz and other early papers, 1833-39 by Boz ( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The amusements of the people and other papers : reports, essays, and reviews, 1834-51 by Charles Dickens ( Book )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A selection of articles and reviews written by Charles Dickens for the Radical weekly The Examiner and for his own paper Household Words. Includes an introduction discussing Dickens' journalism and extensive notes placing each selection in context
A Christmas carol and other Christmas writings by Charles Dickens ( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future"--NoveList
Dickens 1970: centenary essays by Michael Slater ( Book )
13 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gone astray and other papers from Household words, 1851-59 by Charles Dickens ( Book )
10 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume carries on where volume 2 ended. It contains more annotated examples of Dickens' journalism, and features examples of his work never before collected together
The catalogue of the Suzannet Charles Dickens collection by England) Dickens House Museum (London ( Book )
8 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The uncommercial traveller and other papers, 1859-70 by Charles Dickens ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the fourth and final volume of the first annotated edition of Dickens' Journalism. It gathers together articles, essays and recollections published during the last decade of Dickens' life, before his untimely death in 1870, and represents the culmination of a lifetime's work in popular journalism."--BOOK JACKET
Douglas Jerrold : 1803-1857 by Michael Slater ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 206 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 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to 'Dickensian values, ' exploring the ideas, beliefs, ideals and ambitions that helped to shape Dickens' writing
A Guide to RISC microprocessors ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Headlong Hall ; and, Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock ( Book )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dickens' journalism : sketches by Boz and other early papers, 1833-39 by Charles Dickens ( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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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 (220)
Chinese (2)
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