(Dickens, Charles). Smith, Grahame CHARLES DICKENS: A Literary Life
(New York, N.Y.): St. Martin's Press. Inc., (1996). 031212919X / 9780312129194 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in black boards with gilt titles to the spine; in a near fine dust jacket with a small minor crease to the upper edge of the rear panel.
A volume in the Literary Lives series that offers stimulating accounts of the literary careers of English-language authors. Smith shows through extensive research and analysis how Dickens wrote to increase his reader market. 190 pages; notes; and index.