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Author Warren, Andrea

Title Charles Dickens and the street children of London / by Andrea Warren

Publ Info Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2011
 RWU CMC  CMC PR4592.L58 W37 2011    AVAILABLE
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Descript 156 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The man in the shadows -- The poor people of London -- The early years -- A working-class boy -- Growing up -- Becoming a writer -- The workhouse -- Oliver Twist -- The sea captain who rescued foundling children -- The great benefactors : Handel, Hogarth, and Dickens -- Closing England's worst schools -- Sending ragged children to school -- Giving from a charitable heart -- A dedicated reformer -- A friend to the poor, a complex father -- An author for the ages -- Queen Victoria -- The legacy of the workhouse -- Child labor today -- Foundlings and street children worldwide -- How you can make a difference -- More about Charles Dickens and his times
Note Warren takes you on a journey into the workhouses, slums, factories, and schools of Victorian England, and into the world of Dickens. She shows now he used his pen to do battle on behalf of the poor, becoming one of the great reformers of his or any age
LC subject Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Knowledge -- London (England)
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 -- Characters -- Children
Novelists, English -- 19th century -- Biography
Street children in literature
Poor in literature
London (England) -- In literature
ISBN 9780547395746 (hbk.) :
0547395744 (hbk.)