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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices is a charming evocation of the adventures Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins experienced on a walking tour of the north-west of England.

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ISBN 9781847497741
Published 4 February 2019 by Alma Books Ltd
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
By Collins, Wilkie
Series 101 Pages series - Alma Classics
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ISBN-13 9781847497741
ISBN-10 1847497748
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alma Books Ltd
Imprint Alma Classics
Publication Date 4 February 2019
International Publication Date 22 November 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Dickens, Charles
By Collins, Wilkie
Series 101 Pages series - Alma Classics
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 114
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Walking - Fiction - England - Cumbria, Cumbria England - Fiction - Description and travel
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.8
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Under the pseudonyms of Francis Goodchild and Thomas Idle, Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins set off on a walking tour of the north-west of England, reporting back on their adventures for Dickens's magazine Household Words. A unique insight into the friendship of two of the towering figures of Victorian literature, and featuring a pair of chilling ghost stories from the leading exponents of the genre, The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices is a charming evocation of the adventures they experienced on their trip and the gently mocking nature of their relationship.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review My dear Collins... I am open to any proposal to go anywhere any day or days this week. Fresh air and change in any amount I am ready for. If I could only find an idle man (this is a general observation), he would find the warmest recognition in this direction. -- Charles Dickens
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

A literary phenomenon in his lifetime and renowned as much for his journalism and public speaking as for his novels, Charles Dickens (1812-70) now ranks as the most important Victorian writer and one of the most influential and popular authors in the English language. His memorable and vividly rendered characters and his combination of humour, trenchant satire and compassion have left an indelible mark on our collective imagination. Wilkie Collins remains most famous for his novels The Moonstone and The Woman in White, in which he pioneered a new style of sensation writing, the influence of which can still be seen in today's culture in the genres of crime, mystery and suspense. He is also renowned for his close relationship with Charles Dickens, who regarded him as the most talented of his many proteges.

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