In the January 13, 2011, edition of Times Higher Education, Tom F. Wright offers an appreciation of Lillian Nayder’s The Other Dickens: A Life of Catherine Hogarth:
“Nayder has two aims: to recuperate Catherine as a force in her own right, but also to put an end to ‘our continued sentimental embrace’ of her husband as a literary icon. And it is the latter sense that remains most strongly with readers. The ‘other Dickens’ of the title turns out to be not just the misunderstood and discarded heroine, but the grubby private face of this most talented of fabricators and storytellers.”
Read the whole review here.