Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author
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Publisher The Open University
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Published Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:00:00 +0000
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Title Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author
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Description Charles Dickens was not only the most famous writer of his day, but, during the second half of his career, also a prominent public figure known through his readings and speeches. He cultivated, and relished, a close relationship with the vast audiences who came to hear him, in towns and cities throughout Britain, and in the USA. His readings appealed to his own deep instinct in support of the development of the imagination of the people, and also acknowledged the common Victorian pastime of domestic literary recitation. As an actor he took on the visage and gestures as well as the voice of his characters; audiences were spellbound. <link rel="canonical" href="" /> The iTunes U team. The iTunes U Team at The Open University produce audio and video podcasts<br />First published on Fri, 03 Feb 2012 as <a href="">Charles Dickens: Celebrity Author</a>. To find out more visit The Open University's <a href="">Openlearn</a> website.