Girl in A Blue Dress

Girl in A Blue Dress

A Novel Inspired by the Life and Marriage of Charles Dickens

Book - 2008
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"In creating my [the author's] own story of Alfred and Dorothea Gibson, I have taken a novelist's liberties as I explored an imaginative path through their relationship. . . . Inspired by "threads of Dickens's own preoccupations with things strange, romantic, and melodramatic rather than realistic ... at times, characters from his novels make a transmuted appearance as characters in his life. ... Above all, in Dorothea Gibson I have tried to give voice to the largely voiceless Catherine Dickens, who once requested that her letters from her husband be preserved so that 'the world may know he loved me once.' " -- Author's note.
Publisher: Toronto, ON : McClelland & Stewart, c2008
ISBN: 9780771007866
Branch Call Number: FIC Arno
Characteristics: 414 p. ; 25 cm

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finn75
Sep 15, 2013

I really enjoyed this fictional account of the inner workings of the Dickens family. Catherine Dickens or Dorothea Gibson as she is known in this book is an enigma. A woman belittled and put aside by her famous husband and separated from her children but why? It seems unbelievable in this day and age but it did happen and this book richly brings to life that era and those personalities. Worth a read.

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