Who's Who in Dickens is an accessible guide to the many characters in Charles Dickens' fiction. Dickens' characters are strikingly portrayed and have become a vital part of our cultural heritage - Scrooge has become a by-word for stinginess, Uriah Heep for unctuousness. From the much loved Oliver Twist to the fact-grubbing Mr Gradgrind, the obstinate Martin Chuzzlewit to the embittered Miss Havisham, this book covers the famous and lesser known characters in Dickens.
The book contains a physical and psychological profile of each character, a critical look at his characters by past and present influential commentators and over forty illustrations of major characters drawn by Dickens' contemporaries.
Donald Hawes is a visiting lecturer in English at the Open University, Birkbeck College, University of London, and the University of Westminster. He has edited works by Dickens and Thackeray for Penguin Classics, Oxford Worlds Classics and the Everyman Library.
'Not only informative but charming Hawes enthusiasm for Dickens' characters is contagious. - Dickens Quarterly
'A well-produced, useful and affordable reference book, in which all Dickens lovers will find something new and stimulating.' - The Dickensian