Dickens and Prince

by Nick Hornby

£9.99

Criticism; Biography

Hardback

9780241585252

Published by Penguin Books Ltd

Published October 2022

Books > Biography > Criticism

A Particular Kind of Genius

In Nick Hornby’s completely joyous and original new book two great figures share the stage. Charles Dickens and Prince. Two wildly different artists who caught fire and lit up the world in ways no others could. Where did their magic come from? How did they work so hard and produce so much? How did they manage or give in to the restlessness and intensity of their creativity? How did they use it, and did it kill them?

With wit, curiosity and deep admiration Nick Hornby traces their extraordinary lives – from their difficult beginnings to the women they fell for to their limitless energy for work, to their money and the movies – and brilliantly illuminates their very particular kind of genius.

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