RELATED TITLES UNIQUE SELLING POINTS 978-0-7459-6851-3 • $12.99 Paperback • 5 x 7.75 • 224 pages Christianity / Literature & the Arts Lion Books • Rights: NA November 28, 2017 The faith of Charles Dickens, the most influential and popular author of the Victorian era Charles Dickens was a great storyteller whose influence extended beyond the usual reach of a novelist. Journalist, commentator, historian, and the social conscience of a nation, Dickens possessed the rare ability of engagingly documenting the realities of life, and his novels have both challenged and entertained readers for nearly two hundred years. But what of Dickens’s own beliefs? And how did those beliefs affect his extensive writing? Keith Hooper explores how Charles Dickens tried through his work to change the hearts of his readers. By considering the nature and development of Dickens’s faith, and the means by which it was expressed, we gain valuable insight into his literary work. Many books have been written on Charles Dickens, but this unique contribution seeks to understand what his faith meant to him, how it was reflected in his writings, and how he struggled with the church of his day. Keith Hooper is a lecturer, speaker, English tutor, and writer. Awarded a doctorate from the University of Exeter for his work on Charles Dickens, Hooper regularly speaks on Victorian literature. His lectures, available on YouTube, have attracted thousands of viewers. His work has also appeared in the international journal The Dickensian. | 32 | BIOGR APHY ISBN 978-0-7459-6851-3 9 7 8 0 7 4 5 9 6 8 5 1 3 Charles Dickens Faith, Angels and the Poor Keith Hooper • Charles Dickens is known globally • A new angle on a fascinating author • Taps into the perennial interest in the Victorian era The Oxford Inklings 978-0-7459-5634-3 • $16.95 Women and C. S. Lewis 978-0-7459-5694-7 • $17.95