""One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing."-Oscar Wilde
As with much of Dickens, his lead characters aren't very interesting, but there is a lot of caricature, grotesqueness, and eccentricity at the margins ..."
"Frye Gaillard has given us a deeply personal history, bringing his keen storyteller's eye to this pivotal time in American life. He explores the competing story arcs of tragedy and hope through the political and social movements of the times -...