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Slater, Michael

Overview
Works: 77 works in 392 publications in 2 languages and 12,588 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  Bildungsromans  History  Sources  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Diaries  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Performer, 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 )

30 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,878 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. Richly and precisely illustrated with many rare images, this masterly work on the complete Dickens, man and writer, becomes the indispensable guide and companion to one of the greatest novelist
Dickens 1970 by Michael Slater( Book )

18 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens and women by Michael Slater( Book )

25 editions published between 1983 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens( Book )

48 editions published between 1973 and 1988 in English and held by 1,121 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 Dickens index by Nicolas Bentley( Book )

19 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Dickens's ability as a storyteller, his keen sense of the outlandish, and his uncanny understanding of human nature give his works a universal and ageless appeal that defies obsolescence. Few other authors have created as many characters and situations that so painstakingly and memorably recreate the social conventions, tastes, manners, and habits of speech of a particular era. This book, the most comprehensive single-volume reference work on Dickens ever produced, provides quick access to an enormous range of information about Dickens's writings and literary career. The Dickens Index consists of over 5000 entries arranged alphabetically and referenced by chapter rather than page number so that they work well with any edition. Thus, the Index can be used either in tandem with a particular work--to check allusions, unfamiliar quotations, obsolete words and slang, and topical, historical, and topographical references--or as an independent guide for looking up characters, both real and fictional, other writers whom Dickens quotes, and institutions to which he refers. But The Dickens Index does much more. It includes: *Entries on individual works that describe main themes, unique features, and bibliographical details of first publication *Over 1,400 entries on individual characters that describe the plots in which they function *Numerous cumulative entries that bring together for the first time Dickens's quotations and allusions (by author and title), his use of such genres as nursery rhyme, and his references to places and institutions *Full coverage of Dickens's publishers and illustrators *An illuminating time chart that juxtaposes events in Dickens's personal and professional life with those in the wider world *An appendix covering Dickens's journalism, listing titles, subject matter, and first publication of those writings not covered in the Index itself. All Dickens enthusiasts, as well as teachers and students, will find this a handy reference work to accompany their reading, and those engaged in literary or historical research will find it an invaluable and time-saving tool
Dickens on America & the Americans by Charles Dickens( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great Charles Dickens scandal by Michael Slater( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 735 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
Sketches by Boz and other early papers, 1833-39 by Boz( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 508 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 431 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 )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In addition to "A Christmas Carol", "The Haunted Man" and a short story from the Pickwick Papers that was the basis for "A Christmas Carol", several of the author's shorter stories celebrating the season, are included. Additionally the editor discusses Dickens' influence on how we celebrate the season, and an appendix on Dickens' use of The Arabian Nights, plus a further reading list and notes
Gone astray and other papers from Household words, 1851-59 by Charles Dickens( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 302 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 )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uncommercial traveller and other papers, 1859-70 by Charles Dickens( Book )

8 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."--Jacket
Douglas Jerrold : 1803-1857 by Michael Slater( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Douglas Jerrold, close friend of Charles Dickens and literary sparring partner of Thackeray, leading light of satirical weekly Punch and indefatigable campaigner against social and political oppression, militarism and capital punishment, died in 1857 at the height of his fame. Thackeray and Dickens both acted as pallbearers at his funeral." "Drawing on his detailed study of Jerrold's writings, and on much hitherto unpublished correspondence, Michael Slater sets out to restore Douglas Jerrold to his place at the very heart of the record of theatrical and journalistic life in London in the first half of the 19th century."--Jacket
An intelligent person's guide to Dickens by Michael Slater( Book )

9 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
Headlong Hall ; and, Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennyson in the theatre by Michael Slater( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The genius of Dickens : the ideas and inspiration of Britain's greatest novelist by Michael Slater( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 67 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 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bleak House by George Lander( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fog of London, lawyers enrich themselves with endless litigation over a dwindling inheritance. A sterling example of Dickens's genius for character, dramatic construction, and social satire, this novel was hailed by Edmund Wilson as a "masterpiece."
 
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Charles Dickens : [a life defined by writing]
Alternative Names
Slater, Michael Berek 1936-

Slater, Michael Derek 1936-

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Languages
English (250)

Chinese (3)

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Nicholas NicklebySketches by Boz and other early papers, 1833-39The amusements of the people and other papers : reports, essays, and reviews, 1834-51A Christmas carol,  and other Christmas writingsGone astray and other papers from Household words, 1851-59The uncommercial traveller and other papers, 1859-70Douglas Jerrold : 1803-1857An intelligent person's guide to Dickens