Synopses & Reviews
Hablot Knight Brownknown as Phiz”was the greatest illustrator of Charles Dickens fiction. In a collaboration that lasted for a quarter of a century, Phizs drawings brought to life a galaxy of immortal characters. Fittingly, Phiz himselffrom the mystery of his birth onwardsled a life as rich as any novel. In this lively memoir, Phiz great-great-granddaughter traces his path to fame in a tale bustling with color and adventure. Based on a wealth of unpublished material and brimming with Phizs delicious illustrations, this is the perfect book for all who love Dickens and the hidden byways of Victorian life.
"A sparkling portrait of Charles Dickens's longtime illustrator." The Atlantic
This vivid, lively memoir of “Phiz,” the great illustrator of Charles Dickenss fiction, tracks the struggles of Phizs colourful life. An enchanting book, wonderfully illustrated, its a perfect gift for those who enjoy the hidden byways of Victorian life.
The first full biography of Dickens's most famous illustrator, full of his irresistible drawings - Mr. Pickwick, Nicholas Nickelby, Mr. Micawber, Little Nell and David Copperfield. It is the perfect present for fans of Charles Dickens.