Brilliantly funny and full of fascinating information.
They are icons of the literary world whose soaring works have been discussed and analyzed in countless classrooms, homes, and pubs. Yet for most readers, the living, breathing human beings behind the classics have remained unknown—until now.
In this utterly captivating The Dab of Dickens, The Touch of Twain, and The Shade of Shakespeare: Selections from A Dab of Dickens & a Touch of Twain, Literary Lives from Shakespeare’s Old England to Frost’s New England, Dr. Elliot Engel, a leading authority on the lives of great authors, illuminates the fascinating and flawed members of literature’s elite. In lieu of stuffy biographical sketches, Engel provides fascinating anecdotes.
You’ll never look at these literary giants the same way again. –downpour.com
“Professor Elliot Engel is quite possibly the most insightful, personable, and entertaining academic lecturer to come out of academia in the last fifty years” (Wisconsin Bookwatch) and, when you pair his prose with our stellar narrators, the result is a collection not to be missed!