Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is Fellow and Tutor in English at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of Becoming Dickens (Harvard UP, 2011) and Victorian Afterlives (OUP, 2002), and has also produced editions of Dickens’s Christmas stories and Henry Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor. He writes regularly for publications including the Daily Telegraph, TLS, New Statesman and Art Newspaper. Radio and television appearances include Start the Week and The Culture Show, and he has also acted as the historical consultant on BBC productions of Jane Eyre, Emma and Great Expectations. He lives in Oxford.
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