Dickens's Artistic Daughter Katey

Her Life, Loves & Impact
Product Number: EB00755717
Released: Mar 08, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781526712325
Publisher: Pen & Sword Books
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Description

A biography of a Victorian-era woman who grew up as the daughter of novelist Charles Dickens-and found a creative career of her own. Katey Dickens was born into a house of turbulent celebrity and grew up surrounded by fascinating, famous, and infamous people. From a very young age, she knew her vocation was to be an artist. Lucinda Hawksley charts the life of a celebrated portrait painter who redefines our preconceptions about Victorian women. Living to be almost ninety, Katey survived an unconventional marriage, love affairs, heartbreak, depression, and the challenges of being a female artist in a male-dominated era. Compelling and illuminating, this biography of Katey Dickens tells the story of a spirited woman who found fame at the center of the first celebrity phenomenon; it also uncovers the reality of what it was like to be a child of Charles and Catherine Dickens.

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Author(s): Lucinda Hawksley
Original Publish Date: Apr 30, 2018

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