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Charles Dickens: highly sexed man and monster of the written word – The Australian

N Wilson’s new book is called The Mystery of Charles Dickens. By the time I finished it I wondered if it might have been better titled The Monstrosity of Charles Dickens.

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  • By James Marriott
  • 4:24PM July 17, 2020
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N Wilsons new book is called The Mystery of Charles Dickens. By the time I finished it I wondered if it might have been better titled The Monstrosity of Charles Dickens.
Wilson’s Dickens is a diminutive, whiskery, prematurely decrepit monster of lust, ego and demonic capitalistic energy. He is the presiding monster of his age: a man driven half-mad by the cruelty, smugness, competitiveness and hypocrisy of the 19t…

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