Books Robert Gottlieb Books by Robert Gottlieb Robert Gottlieb has written books about: Nonfiction Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about Robert Gottlieb Free Press Book Reviews At Home With Dickens And Louisa May Alcott December 7, 2012 Two new biographical studies that read like novels explore the familial relationships that shaped two of the 19th century's most beloved authors. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls Great Expectations: The Sons And Daughters Of Charles Dickens "a Gothic nightmare" and Marmee & Louisa "a romance." At Home With Dickens And Louisa May Alcott Listen · 8:31 8:31 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/166436575/166726077" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Book Reviews Famous Father Had Highest 'Expectations' November 20, 2012 The latest book by former New Yorker editor Robert Gottlieb, Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens, reads more like scintillating gossip about the famous writer and his family than literary scholarship. NPR's Heller McAlpin is fine with that. Book Reviews Sarah Bernhardt's Dramatic Life, Onstage And Off September 24, 2010 In Sarah, Robert Gottlieb paints an elegant and engaging portrait worthy of the legendary French actress. The biography separates fact from fiction — (she did, in fact, keep a coffin in her bedroom, and have an affair with a 70-year-old Victor Hugo) — to tell the tale of a beloved, masterful artist.