Charles Dickens - Author

About the Author

Charles Dickens was born in Landport, Hampshire, during the new industrial age, which gave birth to theories of Karl Marx. Dickens's father was a clerk in the navy pay office. He was well paid but often ended in financial troubles. In 1814 Dickens moved to London, and then to Chatham, where he received some education. The schoolmaster William Giles gave special attention to Dickens, who made rapid progress. In 1824, at the age of 12, Dickens was sent to work for some months at a blacking factory, Hungerford Market, London, while his father John was in Marshalea debtor's prison. "My father and mother were quite satisfied," Dickens later recalled bitterly. "They could hardly have been more so, if I had been twenty years of age, distinguished at a grammar-school, and going to Cambridge." Later this period found its way to the novel LITTLE DORRITT (1855-57). John Dickens paid his £40 debt with the money he inherited from his mother; she died at the age of seventy-nine when he was still in prison.

Featured books by Charles Dickens

Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples With Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall

Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples With Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/11/2011

Following the phenomenal popularity of Sketches by Boz and The Pickwick Papers, Dickens produced two short volumes of Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples, in response to the appearance of Sketches of Young Ladies by 'Quiz'. Each volume purports to dissect the characteristics of familiar types such as 'The Bashful Young Gentleman', 'The Literary Young Lady', and 'The Couple who Coddle themselves'. Whimsical, satirical, witty and exuberant, the sketches ridicule the behaviour of their subjects with perfect comic effect, rendering Mr Whiffler, Mrs Chopper and their companions instantly recognizable. They offer intriguing glimpses of courtship rituals and relations between the sexes at the outset of the Victorian era, and fascinating evidence of a writer learning his craft and refining his style. This edition includes the original illustrations by Phiz, and an introduction that examines the appeal of the sketch, a literary genre in which Dickens excelled throughout his career.

Other books by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/11/2018

Great Expectations is the beloved coming-of-age classic by Charles Dickens that follows the life of an orphan named Pip and his quest to discover the truth about himself. With its timeless themes involving love, loyalty, and struggle to aspire to greatness in society, the novel remains one of Dickens's most popular works. It is now available in a limited Olive Edition from HarperPerennial. Olive Editions are exclusive small format editions of some of our bestselling and celebrated titles, featuring beautiful and unique hand-drawn cover illustrations. All Olive Editions are available for a limited time only.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2018

The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

Author: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/11/2018

Under the pseudonyms of Francis Goodchild and Thomas Idle, Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins set off on a walking tour of the north-west of England, reporting back on their adventures for Dickens's magazine Household Words. A unique insight into the friendship of two of the towering figures of Victorian literature, and featuring a pair of chilling ghost stories from the leading exponents of the genre, The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices is a charming evocation of the adventures they experienced on their trip and the gently mocking nature of their relationship.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2018

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic

Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: A Book-to-Table Classic

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/11/2018

Have your book and eat it, too, with this clever collection of classics featuring delicious recipes from celebrity chefs. In this edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, plan your perfect Christmas feast with a carefully curated menu of [celebrity chef's] favourite holiday dishes, from succulent baked ham to smashed root vegetables. And top it all off with fruitcake cookies and pecan pie. Celebrate the holiday with a good meal and a good book! A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present, and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him.

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2018

Charles Dickens was a master of the macabre. His stories of madness, murder and revenge, often imbued with a sympathetic moral undertone, have continued to thrill and chill readers ever since they were written. Here then are 15 tales that display the full range of Dickens's Gothic talents.The Signalman, perhaps the most well-known, is a chilling story about a mysterious figure and its deathly omen; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain shows the consequences for those who make deals with the dead; The Portrait-Painter's Story follows an artist who paints a non-living person by memory; and Captain Murderer and the Devil's Bargain, a bedtime story from Dickens's own childhood, tells of a bloodthirsty man who kills his brides and bakes them into pies. Among others, the collection also includes A Christmas Carol, The Baron of Grogzwig from The Pickwick Papers, and The Ghost in the Bride's Chamber, a novella co-written with Wilkie Collins.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2018

Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/10/2018

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2018

The Daily Charles Dickens A Year of Quotes

The Daily Charles Dickens A Year of Quotes

Author: Charles Dickens, James R. Kincaid Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/10/2018

A charming memento of the Victorian era's literary colossus, The Daily Charles Dickens is a literary almanac for the ages. Tenderly and irreverently anthologized by Dickens scholar James R. Kincaid, this collection mines the British author's beloved novels and Christmas stories as well as his lesser-known sketches and letters for an around-the-calendar set of jolts, soothings, blandishments, and soarings. A bedside companion to dip into year round, this book introduces each month with a longer seasonal quote, while concise bits of wisdom and whimsy mark each day. Hopping gleefully from Esther Summerson's abandonment by her mother in Bleak House to a meditation on the difficult posture of letter-writing in The Pickwick Papers, this anthology displays the wide range of Dickens's stylistic virtuosity-his humor and his deep tragic sense, his ear for repetition, and his genius at all sorts of voices. Even the devotee will find between these pages a mix of old friends and strangers-from Oliver Twist and Ebenezer Scrooge to the likes of Lord Coodle, Sir Thomas Doodle, Mrs. Todgers, and Edwin Drood-as well as a delightful assortment of the some of the novelist's most famous, peculiar, witty, and incisive passages, tailored to fit the season. To give one particularly apt example: David Copperfield blunders, in a letter of apology to Agnes Wickfield, I began one note, in a six-syllable line, `Oh, do not remember'-but that associated itself with the fifth of November, and became an absurdity. Never Pecksniffian or Gradgrindish, this daily dose of Dickens crystallizes the novelist's agile humor and his reformist zeal alike. This is a book to accompany you through the best of times and the worst of times.

Hard Times

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

The Charles Dickens Collection

The Charles Dickens Collection

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 15/10/2018

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/09/2018

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/09/2018

'What was merry Christmas to Scrooge? Out upon merry Christmas! What good had it ever done to him?' Ebenezer Scrooge is a bad-tempered skinflint who hates Christmas and all it stands for, but a ghostly visitor foretells three apparitions who will thaw Scrooge's frozen heart. A Christmas Carol has gripped the public imagination since it was first published in 1843, and it is now as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe or plum pudding. This edition reprints the story alongside Dickens's four other Christmas Books: The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, and The Haunted Man. All five stories show Dickens at his unpredictable best, jumbling together comedy and melodrama, genial romance and urgent social satire, in pursuit of his aim 'to awaken some loving and forbearing thoughts, never out of season in a Christian land'.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/09/2018

A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In these pages we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: 'Every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart'. This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. On the journey we take with Scrooge we encounter a rich array of Dickensian characters including the poor Cratchit family with the ailing Tiny Tim and the generous and jolly Fezziwig. When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he fashioned an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. It is a timeless classic and the story's uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published.

Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2018

A Guinea Pig Christmas Carol

A Guinea Pig Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens, Tess Newall, Alex Goodwin Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

This is Charles Dickens's warming winter tale, retold in an entirely new way... Miserable to the core and wholly unwilling to celebrate Christmas, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge says `Bah! Humbug!' to the festive season. But then one chilly night he is visited by three Spirits, who take him on a journey through time so he can learn the error of his ways and discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A beloved story, beautifully republished in this special, Scholastic Classics edition of Oliver Twist. Please, sir, I want some more. When Oliver runs away from a workhouse and is taken in by a group of pickpockets and thieves, he finds himself plunged into a dark criminal underworld. Fagin, the Artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and kind-hearted Nancy all play their parts as Oliver struggles to survive and find his real family. A rich and unrivalled look at London poverty from arguablythe greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens.

A A Tale of Two Cities Tale of Two Cities - With Audio CD Beginner

A A Tale of Two Cities Tale of Two Cities - With Audio CD Beginner

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Board book Release Date: 31/08/2018

A romantic thriller set against the background of the French Revolution.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/2018

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/08/2018

The Story of Little Dombey and Other Performance Fictions (1850s & 60s)

The Story of Little Dombey and Other Performance Fictions (1850s & 60s)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/08/2018

It is widely known that Charles Dickens gave public readings of his works, and that those readings were enormously popular. Far less well known are the stories themselves; these were not, as is the modern fashion, taken verbatim from the published novels. Instead, Dickens trimmed, reworded, and re-shaped material from the novels to create stories that would be self-contained artistic entities. These concise performance fictions, shaped in every way to be accessible to a broad audience, are in many ways an ideal introduction to Dickens's work for the modern reader. Four of the most successful of these short works have been selected for this volume, including The Story of Little Dombey (perhaps the most emotionally affecting of all the readings, and described by Dickens as his greatest triumph everywhere ) and the violent and suspenseful Sikes and Nancy (Dickens's overpowering performances of which were said to have contributed to his death). Provided in the contextual materials is a selection of reviews and contemporary descriptions that comment on Dicken's manner of performance and audience reception. A brief excerpt from Dombey and Son is also included, illustrating the extensive revision process that led to The Story of Little Dombey.

Oliver Twist - Intermediate

Oliver Twist - Intermediate

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Board book Release Date: 15/08/2018

No other description available.

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens, Sam Gilpin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2018

A Tale of Two Cities, a story of revolution, revenge and sacrifice, is one of Charles Dickens' most exciting novels. Set against the backdrop of the French Revolution, it tells the story of a family threatened by the terrible events of the past. Dr Manette, wrongly imprisoned in the Bastille for eighteen years, is finally released and reunited with his daughter Lucie who, despite her French ancestry, has been brought up in London. Lucie falls in love with Charles Darnay, who has abandoned both wealth and title in France because of his political convictions. When revolution breaks out in Paris, Darnay returns to the city to help an old family servant, but is soon arrested because of the crimes committed by his relations. Lucie, aided by young lawyer, Sydney Carton, follows him across the Channel, thus putting all their lives in danger. With an afterword by Sam Gilpin. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

The Pickwick Papers The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

The Pickwick Papers The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2018

In The Pickwick Papers we are introduced not just to one of the greatest writers in the English language, but to some of fiction's most endearing and memorable characters, starting with the 'illustrious, immortal and colossal-minded' Samuel Pickwick himself. It is a rollicking tour de force through an England on the brink of the Victorian era. Reform of government, justice and commercial life are imminent, as are rail travel, social convulsion and the death of deference, but Pickwick sails through on a tide of delirious adventure, fortifying us for the future - whatever it might throw at us. This Macmillan Collector's Library edition is illustrated by H. K. Browne ('Phiz'), with an afterword by Ned Halley. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/2018

The labyrinthine plot of Bleak House focuses on a seemingly endless inheritance dispute. Dozens of characters, including the innocent young narrator Esther Summerson, her friends Richard Carstone and Ada Clare, and the jaded aristocrats Sir and Lady Dedlock, are directly or indirectly caught up in the case. Written in bold and inventive language, it is Dicken's epic vision of Victorian society. The critical introduction and appendices to this edition focus on the novel's social context and reception.

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17 More Pack A: Oliver Twist

Oxford Reading Tree TreeTops Classics: Level 17 More Pack A: Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens, Geraldine McCaughrean Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/08/2018

Oliver Twist tells the story of Oliver's struggle with life. After suffering the hardships of the workhouse, he is thrust into a life in the dark underworld of the London streets. Oliver struggles to escape from the evil Fagin and Sikes who are determined to ruin his life. Exciting and powerful classic stories to enrich and extend your children's reading experiences. TreeTops Classics are carefully adapted versions of must-read stories which introduce your readers to significant authors, powerful plots and characters that have stood the test of time. These abridged versions of classics have been sensitively adapted by top children's authors to ensure that language and content is appropriate, but remain faithful to the original. These enchanting stories will appeal to all your junior readers and introduce them to a rich literary heritage. Each book includes author biographies and notes to help with historical and social context and any challenging vocabulary, ensuring the books are easily accessible. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.

Charles Dickens - The BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume Four A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens - The BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume Four A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Author: Charles Dickens Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 02/08/2018

Gripping full-cast radio dramatisations of four of Charles Dickens' classic masterpieces Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned novelists of all time, and this final volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes some of his most complex and compelling novels. A Tale of Two Cities Set during the French Revolution, this radio retelling of Dickens' powerful story of love, cruelty, violence and redemptionwon the 2012 Bronze Sony Award for Best Drama. Great Expectations This classic tale explores the turbulent childhood of orphan Pip, his quest to find his true identity, and his growth to maturity through misfortune and misery. Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens' last complete novel is a sweeping satire of wealth and corruption, centred around London's great river Thames. The Mystery of Edwin Drood In Dickens' unfinished masterpiece, the arrival in Cloisterham of Neville and Helena Landless, twins from Ceylon, sets in motion a chain of events which leads to murder. With a star-studded cast including Robert Lindsay, Douglas Hodge, Geraldine McEwan, Amanda Redman, Alex Jennings and Ian Holm, these BBC radio adaptations are rich in drama, romance, suspense and tragedy. Cast and credits Written by Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens..................................................................Robert Lindsay Jarvis Lorry..................................................................Jonathan Coy Miss Pross..................................................................Alison Steadman Lucie Manette..................................................................Lydia Wilson Dr Alexandre Manette..................................................................Karl Johnson Charles Darnay..................................................................Andrew Scott Sydney Carton..................................................................Paul Ready Ernest Defarge..................................................................James Lailey Theresa Defarge..................................................................Tracy Wiles Gaspard/Stryver..................................................................Simon Bubb Jerry Cruncher..................................................................Carl Prekopp Joe..................................................................Rikki Lawton Marquis St Evremonde..................................................................Clive Merrison Barsad..................................................................Gerard McDermott Other parts played by Adam Billington, Christopher Webster, Adjoa Andoh, Daniel Cooper, Paul Moriarty, Alex Rivers Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer Dramatised by Mike Walker Music by Lennert Busch Sound production by Anne Bunting First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 26- 30 December 2011 Great Expectations Pip..................................................................Douglas Hodge Miss Havisham..................................................................Geraldine McEwan Estella..................................................................Amanda Redman Joe Gardgery..................................................................Jim Carter Mrs Joe..................................................................Maggie Steed Jaggers..................................................................John Shrapnel Wemmick..................................................................Timothy Bateson Herbert Pocket..................................................................James Simmons Magwitch..................................................................Robert Lang Uncle Pumblechook..................................................................Norman Jones Aged Parent..................................................................Michael Turner Biddy..................................................................Emma Gregory Bentley Drummle..................................................................Alan Barker Orlick..................................................................Brian Hewlett Other parts played by Fraser Kerr, Gary King, Mark Straker, Norman Jones, Polly Maberley, Terence Edmond, Timothy Carlton, Elizabeth Kelly, Henry Power, Jenny Howe, Auriol Smith, Brett Usher, James Greene, James Simmons, Joanna Myers, Timothy Alcock, Nigel Carrington, Ronald Herdman, Jane Whittenshaw, Stephen Garlick Directed by Sally Avens Dramatised by Ray Jenkins Music by Malcolm Clarke First broadcast BBC Radio 5 Live, 6 October-22 December 1991 Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens..................................................................Alex Jennings Bella Wilfer..................................................................Daisy Haggard Lizzie Hexam..................................................................Lizzy Watts John Rokesmith..................................................................Carl Prekopp Eugene Wrayburn..................................................................Patrick Kennedy Mortimer Lightwood..................................................................Matt Addis Nicodemus Boffin..................................................................Jason Watkins Mrs Boffin..................................................................Pauline Quirke Pa Wilfer..................................................................Philip Fox Ma Wilfer..................................................................Annabelle Dowler Charlie Hexam..................................................................Adam Arnold Gaffer Hexam..................................................................Malcolm Tierney Silas Wegg..................................................................Lee Ross Aenus Venus..................................................................Stephen Hogan Rogue Riderhood..................................................................Jamie Foreman Other parts played by Paul Rider, Janice Acquah, Lynn Farleigh, Benjamin Askew, Neil Stuke, Nicola Miles-Wildin, Jonathan Tafler Directed by Jessica Dromgoole and Jeremy Mortimer Dramatised by Mike Walker Music by Roger Goula First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 9 November-4 December 2009 The Mystery of Edwin Drood John Jasper..................................................................Ian Holm Edwin Drood..................................................................Mark Payton The Reverend Crisparkle..................................................................Gareth Thomas Neville Landless..................................................................Simon Treves Helena Landless..................................................................Helena Breck Deputy..................................................................Susan Sheridan Princess Puffer..................................................................Mary Wimbush Miss Twinkleton..................................................................Margaret Courtenay Rosa Bud..................................................................Moir Leslie Grewgious..................................................................John Gabriel Bazzard..................................................................John Samson Durdles..................................................................Gordon Gostelow Jeweller..................................................................John Moffatt Joe..................................................................David Goudge Other parts played by Timothy Bateson, Anna Cropper, Marcia King, Michael Cochrane, Vincent Brimble, Timothy Alcock, Margot Boyd, David King, Burt Kwouk, Noriko Aida, Madeline Smith, Hilda Kriseman, Jo Kendall, Anne Jameson, Michael Graham Cox Directed by Gordon House Concluded by Leon Garfield Dramatised by David Buck Pianist: Nicholas Kok First broadcast BBC Radio 4/BBC World Service 2-30 March 1990 Duration: 21 hours 40 minutes approx.

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2018

The Seven Poor Travellers

The Seven Poor Travellers

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/07/2018

El cantico de Navidad (Ilustrada)

El cantico de Navidad (Ilustrada)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2018

"e;Cancion de Navidad"e;, "e;Cuento de Navidad"e; o "e;El cantico de Navidad"e;, cuyo titulo original en ingles es "e;A Christmas Carol"e;, es una novela corta escrita por el britanico Charles Dickens y publicada originalmente por Chapman & Hall el 19 de diciembre de 1843. Cuenta la historia de un hombre avaro y egoista llamado Ebenezer Scrooge y su transformacion tras ser visitado por una serie de fantasmas en Nochebuena. La novela consiguio un inmediato exito y el aplauso de la critica. El libro fue escrito y publicado durante la poca victoriana, un tiempo en el que exista una gran nostalgia por las viejas tradiciones navideas unida a la introduccin de nuevas costumbres como los rboles de Navidad o las tarjetas de felicitacin. Las inspiraciones de Dickens para escribir la novela parecen ser muchas y variadas, pero las principales son las tristes y humillantes experiencias de su infancia, su simpata por los pobres, y varios relatos navideos y cuentos de hadas. La novela ha sido vista por la crtica como una condena del capitalismo industrial del siglo XIX. Tambin se ha considera que contribuy a la restauracin de la Navidad como una poca de celebracin y festividad en el Reino Unido y Estados Unidos tras un periodo ms sobrio y sombro. El libro sigue siendo popular, ya que nunca ha dejado de publicarse5 y ha sido adaptado en numerosas ocasiones al cine, al teatro, la televisin y otros medios.

a  e z

a e z

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 16/07/2018

a a e a a e e aZ a e zeS i c Z a a cs a a a e a cs a e z sa e e a a c a a a a a cs c a i a c a a e Yc a a s i e a a a a a e a e a a a i e a e cs e a a e zeS a e a c a c a se Za a e a sa Sa a e i a e a a a c e e i a a a c a Sa a Si c e e a e c c c a a e i a a c Ycs e a a e c a e e a e a a Se a c a i a a a se a a cs a e i sa a e a c c e e e i a a e a a a e e a a a e a cs e i e a cs e e e a a sa

Battle of Life (Feathers Classics)

Battle of Life (Feathers Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Feathers Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2018

The Battle of Life: A Love Story is a novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1846. It is the fourth of his five "e;Christmas Books"e;, coming after The Cricket on the Hearth and followed by The Haunted Man. It is noteworthy in that it is the only one out of the five books that does not have any use of supernatural elements. It bears the greatest resemblance to The Cricket on the Hearth in two aspects: that it is not a social novel and that it is resolved with a romantic twist. As is typical with Dickens, the ending is a happy one, and some might argue an overly happy one.

David Copperfield (Feathers Classics)

David Copperfield (Feathers Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Feathers Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2018

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: "e;There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them."e;

Tale of Two Cities (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Feathers Classics)

Tale of Two Cities (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Feathers Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2018

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.

Great Expectations (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Feathers Classics)

Great Expectations (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Feathers Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 10/07/2018

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular, having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times. Great Expectations is written in a semi-autobiographical style, and is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people. The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.

Hard Times

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2018

A wealthy merchant devotes his life to a philosophy of rationalism, self-interest, and fact. He raises his children, Louisa and Tom, according to this philosophy and never allows them to engage in fanciful or imaginative pursuits. As his children grow older, Tom becomes a dissipated, self-interested hedonist, and Louisa struggles with deep inner confusion, feeling as though she is missing something important in her life.

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2018

The novel satirises the shortcomings of both government and society, including the institution of debtors' prisons, where debtors were imprisoned, unable to work, until they repaid their debts. The prison in this case is the Marshalsea, where Dickens's own father had been imprisoned. Dickens is also critical of the lack of a social safety net, the treatment and safety of industrial workers, as well the bureaucracy of the British Treasury.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

The novel tells a story of personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. Set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century, the novel contains some of Dickens's most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of vivid imagery including poverty, prison ships and chains, fights to the death. It offers a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.

Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

Dombey and Son follows life of Paul Dombey, a wealthy owner of a shipping company. Paul's dream is to have a son to continue his business. His wife dies in childbirth and Paul ends up with a daughter instead of the desired son. The book elaborates on a number of socially significant themes. In particular the book deals with the then-prevalent common practice of arranged marriages for financial gain. Other themes to be detected within this work include social inequality, familial relationships, and as ever in Dickens, betrayal and deceit and the consequences thereof.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

GREAT EXPECTATIONS is Charles Dickens' thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening, in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is full of extreme imagery -poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death-and has a colorful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is popular both with readers and literary critics, and has been translated into many languages, and adapted numerous times into various media. Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of "e;all that Pip's nonsense"e;. Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as "e;All of one piece and consistently truthful."e; During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with public response to GREAT EXPECTATIONS and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it "e;a very fine, new and grotesque idea."e;

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

The French Revolution comes to vivid life in Charles Dickens's famous novel about the best of times and the worst of times... The storming of the Bastillethe death carts with their doomed human cargothe swift drop of the guillotine blade-this is the French Revolution that Charles Dickens vividly captures in his famous work A Tale of Two Cities. With dramatic eloquence, he brings to life a time of terror and treason, a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. With insight and compassion, Dickens casts his novel of unforgettable scenes with some memorable characters: the sinister Madame Defarge, knitting her patterns of death; the gentle Lucie Manette, unswerving in her devotion to her broken father; Charles Darnay, the lover with a secret past; and dissolute Sydney Carton, whose unlikely heroism gives his life meaning.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens's tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, Dickens created an entirely newkind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

David Copperfield is the novel Dickens regarded as his 'favourite child' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experience from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his own life. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters are David's tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy, school-friend Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble, yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature's great comic creations.

Pickwick Papers

Pickwick Papers

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2018

Few first novels have created as much popular excitement as The Pickwick Papers - a comic masterpiece that catapulted its twenty-four-year-old author to immediate fame. Readers were captivated by the adventures of the poet Snodgrass, the lover Tupman, the sportsman Winkle and, above all, by that quintessentially English Quixote, Mr Pickwick, and his cockney Sancho Panza, Sam Weller. From the hallowed turf of Dingley Dell Cricket Club to the unholy fracas of the Eatanswill election, via the Fleet debtors' prison, characters and incidents spring to life from Dickens's pen, to form an enduringly popular work of ebullient humour and literary invention.

Charles Dickens Collection: The Complete Novels (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, The Pickwick Papers, Bleak House...)

Charles Dickens Collection: The Complete Novels (Great Expectations, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, The Pickwick Papers, Bleak House...)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

This ebook compiles Charles Dickens' complete novels, including "e;Great Expectations"e;, "e;David Copperfield"e;, "e;Oliver Twist"e;, "e;A Tale of Two Cities"e; and "e;Bleak House"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens, A. Beketova Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2018

"e;David Copperfield"e; - an exciting novel by the world-famous English writer Charles Dickens (English Charles John Huffam Dickens, 1812-1870). David Copperfield's father dies shortly before his birth, after some time the mother again marries, but with the stepfather the boy does not have a relationship. After the death of his mother, David runs away from him to meet a new life. Glory to Charles Dickens was the work of Little Dorrit, The Ancient Store, The Oliver Twist, The Tale of Two Cities, The Brilliant Future, Our Common Friend, The Battle of Life, The Damned House, Scrooge Scrooge. "e; Charles Dickens - inimitable master of the word, whose contribution to the world literature can not be overestimated. His works have been translated into different languages of the world, and dozens of films have been shot on the subjects of his magnificent novels.

Christmas song

Christmas song

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 26/06/2018

"e;Scrooge Scrooge"e; - a fascinating novel by the world-famous English writer Charles Dickens (English Charles John Huffam Dickens, 1812-1870). Ebenezer Scrooge is a wealthy stingy old man who does not like anyone and nothing but money. On Christmas Eve, he, displeased with the general merriment, reluctantly lets his clerk go home, closes the office and goes home to sleep. At night, he is the ghost of his deceased companion, the same miser as himself, and what he shows to him radically changes Scrooge's life ... From the pen of Charles Dickens came such masterpieces as "e;Our mutual friend"e;, "e;Brilliant future"e;, "e;The accursed house"e;, "e;The battle of life"e;, "e;The bells"e;, "e;Cricket after the hearth"e;, "e;Stories"e;, "e;Essays Boza"e; , "e;Essays on the London customs"e;. Charles Dickens - inimitable master of the word, whose contribution to the world literature can not be overestimated. His works have been translated into different languages of the world, and dozens of films have been shot on the subjects of his magnificent novels.

Wreck of the Golden Mary

Wreck of the Golden Mary

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/06/2018

The version of this story normally published is the parts written by Charles Dickens himself. This version is the original, where Dickens has written part of the story, and connected it with sections written by other authors. The Wreck of the 'Golden Mary' was divided into three major sections: 'The Wreck' by Dickens (with a concluding segment by Wilkie Collins); 'The Beguilement in the Boats'-a section composed of 'The Armourer's Story' by Percy Fitzgerald, 'Poor Dick's Story' by Harriet Parr ('Holme Lee'), 'The Supercargo's Story' by Percy Fitzgerald, 'The Old Seaman's Story' by Adelaide Anne Procter, and 'The Scotch Boy's Story' by the Rev. James White; and a final section, 'The Deliverance,' by Wilkie Collins.

Christmas Carol (Illustrated)

Christmas Carol (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2018

"e;A Christmas Carol"e; is a novella by Charles Dickens. It was first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim. "e;Carol"e; tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come. The book was written and published in early Victorian era Britain, a period when there was strong nostalgia for old Christmas traditions together with the introduction of new customs, such as Christmas trees and greeting cards. Dickens' sources for the tale appear to be many and varied, but are, principally, the humiliating experiences of his childhood, his sympathy for the poor, and various Christmas stories and fairy tales. The publication of three influential books spurred the interest among the Victorians for a nostalgic Christmas: Davies Gilbert's "e;Some Ancient Christmas Carols"e; (1822), William Sandys's "e;Selection of Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern"e; (1833), and Thomas Kibble Hervey's "e;The Book of Christmas"e; (1837). That interest was further stimulated by Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's German-born husband, who popularized the German Christmas tree in Britain after his marriage to Victoria in 1841. At this time too, the first Christmas card was introduced in 1843, and a revival in carol singing was undertaken. Hervey's study of Christmas customs attributed their passing to regrettable social change and the urbanization of England.

Cantico di Natale (Illustrato)

Cantico di Natale (Illustrato)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2018

Il "e;Canto di Natale"e; ("e;A Christmas Carol: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In"e;), noto anche come "e;Cantico di Natale"e;, "e;Ballata di Natale"e; o "e;Racconto di Natale"e;, e un romanzo breve di genere fantastico del 1843 di Charles Dickens (1812-1870), di cui e una delle opere piu famose e popolari. E il piu importante della serie dei "e;Libri di Natale"e; ("e;The Christmas Books"e;), una serie di storie che include anche "e;Le campane"e; ("e;The Chimes"e;, 1845), "e;Il grillo del focolare"e; ("e;The Cricket on the Hearth"e;, 1845), "e;La battaglia della vita"e; ("e;The Battle for Life"e;, 1846) e "e;Il patto col fantasma"e; ("e;The Haunted Man"e;, 1848). Il romanzo uno degli esempi di critica di Dickens della societ ed anche una delle pi famose e commoventi storie sul Natale nel mondo. Narra della conversione dell'arido e tirchio Ebenezer Scrooge visitato nella notte di Natale da tre spiriti (il Natale del passato, del presente e del futuro), preceduti da un'ammonizione dello spettro del defunto amico e collega Jacob Marley. Il "e;Canto"e; unisce al gusto del racconto gotico l'impegno nella lotta alla povert e allo sfruttamento minorile, attaccando l'analfabetismo: problemi esasperati apparentemente proprio dalla "e;Poor Law"e; ("e;Legge contro la povert"e;), comodo tappabuchi tanto inefficace quanto dannoso ideato dalle classi abbienti.

Conte de Noel (Illustre)

Conte de Noel (Illustre)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2018

"e; Un chant de Noel "e; ("e; A Christmas Carol "e;), egalement publie en francais sous les titres "e; Cantique de Noel "e;, "e; Chanson de Noel "e; ou "e; Conte de Noel "e;, est le premier et le plus celebre des contes ecrits par Charles Dickens. Redige en meme temps que "e; Martin Chuzzlewit "e; et paru en decembre 1843 chez Chapman and Hall avec des illustrations de John Leech, il est considere comme "e; son A uvre la plus parfaite "e;. Aussitot, Thackeray le salue comme un "e; bienfait national "e;. Acclame par les critiques comme par le public, sa popularite n'a jamais faibli. Son protagoniste, Scrooge, reste sans doute le personnage dickensien le plus universellement connu et, grace a ce livre, Dickens, incarne en une sorte de Pere Noel pour le monde anglo-saxon, a ete decrit comme l'"e; inventeur "e; de la fete qui lui est associee. Pourtant, c'est d'abord une rponse des controverses d'ordre conomique qu'il a voulu apporter. Mais trs vite le conte s'est donn lire comme affirmation des clbrations de Nol plutt que pamphlet polmique, et, selon David Paroissien, qui lui attribue jusqu'au mrite d'avoir "e; sauv les congs de fin d'anne des griffes de sombres Calvinistes "e;, il a t promu au rang de "e; classique de la littrature de Nol des temps modernes "e;. Les adaptations dont il a constamment fait l'objet depuis sa parution tmoignent de l'universalit de son message. D'abord le thtre, puis la scne du music-hall, la radio, la tlvision et le cinma, mais aussi la chanson de varit et la musique classique, le ballet comme la science-fiction, tous lui rendent hommage en une suite interrompue dont l'examen reflte l'volution des gots et des mentalits depuis le milieu du XIXe sicle.

Der Weihnachtsabend (Illustriert)

Der Weihnachtsabend (Illustriert)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 18/06/2018

"e;A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas"e; (wortlich "e;Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa"e;, oder "e;Eine Geistergeschichte zum Christfest'"e;, deutsch meist "e;Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte"e;) ist eine der bekanntesten Erzahlungen von Charles Dickens. Sie wurde im Dezember 1843 mit Illustrationen von John Leech erstmals veroffentlicht. Die Erzhlung handelt von Ebenezer Scrooge, einem alten, grantigen Geizhals, der in einer einzigen Nacht zunchst Besuch von seinem verstorbenen Teilhaber Jacob Marley und dann von drei weiteren Geistern erhlt, die ihm schlielich dazu verhelfen, sein Leben zu ndern. Das Buch enthlt stark sozialkritische Tne, mit denen Dickens die Missstnde in England im 19. Jahrhunderts anprangern wollte.

The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/06/2018

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/06/2018

HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Charles Dickens's classic tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge's encounters with the ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet to come.

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2018

With the sudden death of their father, the penniless Nicklebys are forced to leave the comfort of their Devonshire estate and seek refuge in London with a duplicitous relative. Ruthless businessman Ralph Nickleby loathes his relations on sight and grudgingly finds work for Nicholas at Dotheboys Hall, an appallingly abusive boys' school. Nicholas, who cannot bear to allow injustice to go unchallenged, confronts sadistic headmaster Wackford Squeers and sets in motion a rollicking series of adventures that lead to revelations of dark, closely guarded secrets. Originally serialized from 1838 to 1839, Charles Dickens' sprawling third novel ranks among the great comic achievements of the 19th century. The exuberant romp is populated by unforgettable characters, from the impetuous young hero, gentle Smike, and google-eyed clerk Newman Noggs to the lecherous Sir Mulberry Hawk and the spirited actors of Mr. Vincent Crummels' theatrical troupe. Frequently adapted for stage and screen, Nicholas Nickleby abounds in the ironic social satire for which its author is justly famed. 

Charles Dickens  : The Complete Novels (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

Charles Dickens : The Complete Novels (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. The Pickwick PapersOliver TwistNicholas NicklebyThe Old Curiosity Shop . Barnaby RudgeMartin ChuzzlewitDombey and SonDavid CopperfieldBleak HouseHard TimesLittle DorritA Tale of Two CitiesGreat ExpectationsOur Mutual FriendThe Mystery of Edwin Drood

Oliver Twist (Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

Oliver Twist (Active TOC, Free Audiobook) (A to Z Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML) and in the end of book include a bonus link to the free audiobook. The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens's tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy. Combining elements of Gothic Romance, the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama, Dickens created an entirely newkind of fiction, scathing in its indictment of a cruel society, and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery.

Complete Works of Charles Dickens

Complete Works of Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/06/2018

Charles Dickens is the greatest writer of the Victorian era who became the classic of English literature while still being alive. This book contains the cream of author's creations. Here can be found an amusing novel about the adventures of English gentlemen The Pickwick Papers and fascinating story Great Expectations about wealth that came upon a young apprentice Pip. The book is garnished with such novels as Oliver Twist which is about a young vagrant who unexpectedly finds relatives and David Copperfield that describes the power of human will in overcoming any difficulties on the way to happiness. Dickens can be called one of the most human loving authors, he teaches the reader to be sincerely happy or sad. To be sad because of the horrible misery the characters of his books feel, to be happy due to kind and soft humour inseparable with the narration of his characters' life adventures.

A Child's History of England

A Child's History of England

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2018

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2018

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2018

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2018

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Miserable old miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. Can somebody so selfish, so harsh and so horribly lonely ever change his ways? In one terrifying night, poor Scrooge is haunted by four ghosts. Why do they show him visions of his past? Why do they show him other people enjoying Christmas? Why do they show him the deaths of a young boy and of a miserable old miser? Weep and laugh as you read this much-loved Christmas story. Will Scrooge always think that Christmas is `Humbug', or will he learn to shout `Merry Christmas, one and all'?

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

In the dark, dangerous streets of Victorian London Oliver enters the world of people so poor and desperate that they will take any risk and know no mercy. Relentlessly pursued by the menacing criminal world, who should Oliver trust? Are his true friends strong enough to resist the determined plotting of desperate villains? In this gripping tale of kidnapping, shooting and murder, Charles Dickens shows the threats to a vulnerable boy's existence and asks the eternal question: which is more powerful, good or evil?

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2018

Pride, humility, love, loyalty and shame compete for Pip's emotions. Will his quest to become a gentleman enable him to melt the cold heart of the beautiful Estella, or will it destroy his happiness? Pip's tale is full of mystery and surprises. What is the nature of Miss Havisham's interest in him? Why does Estella want to break his heart? Why does the dangerous convict return? Most importantly, who has given Pip his great expectations?

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/05/2018

A beautifully crafted tale of crime, mystery and suspense. The grimy fog rolls over London as three young adults step into their new lives. They encounter a gamut of remarkable characters, from the irritating leech Mr Skimpole to the gallant soldier Mr George, whilst at the heart of the tale lies a lengthy labyrinthine court case which embroils many in its bitter grasp. Meanwhile the insidious lawyer Mr Tulkinghorn is prying into the mysterious letters of a man who styled himself `Nemo'and his connection to the imperious Lady Dedlock. And what part does the ward Esther have to play in all this? When Tulkinghorn turns up murdered, and Lady Dedlock disappears, Inspector Bucket realises he'll have to unearth a few dreaded secrets if he wants to solve the case. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and fantasy to science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewolves and mechanical men, blood-lusty vampires, dastardly villains, mad scientists, secret worlds, lost civilizations and escapist fantasies. Discover a storehouse of tales gathered specifically for the reader of the fantastic. Each book features a brand new biography and glossary of Literary, Gothic and Victorian terms.

OLIVER TWIST

OLIVER TWIST

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 29/05/2018

Set in the first half of the 19th century, the classic novel presents the story of young orphan Oliver Twist, who endures tumultuous events in a society burdened by poverty, crime and malice. After being poorly treated in a workhouse, Oliver escapes to London where instead of finding a better life he ends up tangled in a web of criminal activities. The novel opens with the introduction of Oliver, a waif who has spent his short life living in miserable conditions in a workhouse. Along with other fellow orphans, he is regularly beaten and underfed. One day the young, hungry orphans decide to draw sticks in order to determine who will ask for another portion of gruel. The unlucky representative of the starving children is Oliver, who goes up to the stern Mr. Bumble and makes his famous plea ';Please sir, I want some more'. Unimpressed by such a request, the authoritarian administrators of the workhouse offer five pounds to anyone willing to take the boy as an apprentice. Subsequently, Oliver is apprenticed to local undertaker, Mr. Sowerberry.Things do not get any easier, as Oliver is bullied by fellow apprentice Noah Claypole who also causes him to be unfairly flogged by their superiors. Consequently, Oliver decides to run away and is quickly on his way to London where he meets a boy his own age by the name of Jack Dawkins. Unaware that his new found companion is a pickpocket, Oliver naively follows Jack to the house of his benefactor Fagin where he is offered shelter. He is also oblivious to the fact that Fagin is in reality a criminal who trains young boys in the art of pick pocketing. Oliver is swept up in the corrupt game mastered by Fagin, and once again must escape the grasps of captivity in order to find happiness.iBoo Press releases 100 Worlds Best Classics uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work. We preserve the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. See all books at www.iboo.com/en/iboo-classics

In the Midst of the Storm

In the Midst of the Storm

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/05/2018

Charles Dickens: The Complete Supernatural Stories (20+ tales of ghosts and mystery: The Signal-Man, A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, To Be Read at Dusk, The Hanged Man's Bride...)

Charles Dickens: The Complete Supernatural Stories (20+ tales of ghosts and mystery: The Signal-Man, A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, To Be Read at Dusk, The Hanged Man's Bride...)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2018

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His natural inclinations toward drama and the macabre made him a brilliant teller of supernatural tales such as "e;The Signal-Man,"e; "e;To Be Read at Dusk,"e; "e;The Hanged Man's Bride,"e; "e;The Mothers' Eyes,"e; and "e;Captain Murderer and the Devil's Bargain."e;

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2018

The novel follows the character David Copperfield, and is written in the first person, as a description of his life until middle age, with his own adventures and the web of friends and enemies he meets along his way. Copperfield finds career success as an author, and is a person of deep emotions. Many elements of the novel follow events in Dickens's own life, and it is often considered his veiled autobiography. It was Dickens' favourite among his own novels.

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 24/05/2018

The central theme of Bleak House is satirical exposure of the English Chancery court system. Chancery or equity courts were one half of the English civil justice system, existing side-by-side with law courts. Chancery courts heard actions having to do with wills and estates, or with the uses of private property and were notoriously slow and inefficient. The novel has many characters and several sub-plots, and the story is told partly by the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and partly by an omniscient narrator. At the centre of Bleak House is a long-running legal case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, which came about because someone wrote several conflicting wills. This novel helped support a judicial reform movement, which culminated in the enactment of legal reform in the 1870s.

American Notes for General Circulation

American Notes for General Circulation

Author: Charles Dickens, Diana C Archibald Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2018

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens, Stewart Ross Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2018

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2018

Like most of Dickens's early works, the novel has a contemporary setting. Much of the action takes place in London, with several chapters taking place in Dickens's birthplace of Portsmouth, as well as settings in Yorkshire and Devon. Nickleby is the first of Dickens's romances, an immediate and complete success establishing Dickens's lasting reputation. Mr Ralph Nickleby's first visit to his poor relations Nicholas Nickleby's father dies unexpectedly after losing all of his money in a poor investment. Nicholas, his mother and his younger sister, Kate, are forced to give up their comfortable lifestyle in Devonshire and travel to London to seek the aid of their only relative.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2018

Orphaned by his mother's death in childbirth and his father's mysterious absence, Oliver spends the first nine years of his life in the care of Mrs Mann. He is later sent to a workhouse and from there escapes to London. He meets Artful Dodger in London and continues his adventures there. The story is an example of Dickens' social novel satirising the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children.

Child's History of England

Child's History of England

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2018

Dickens wrote this book for his own children trying to cultivate interest in both history and literature. A Child's History was included in the curricula of British schoolchildren for more than a hundred years, well into the 20th century.

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2018

A Tale of Two Cities is one of few works of historical fiction by Charles Dickens. The text relies much on The French Revolution: A History by Thomas Carlyle as a historical source. Dickens wrote in his Preface to Tale that no one can hope to add anything to the philosophy of Mr. Carlyle's wonderful book. Charles Dickens was a champion of the poor in his life and in his writings. His childhood included some of the pains of poverty in England, as he had to work in a factory as a child to help his family. The reader is shown that the poor are brutalised in France and England alike.

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 10/05/2018

Barnaby Rudge is Dickens' first historical novel set in revolutionary times similarly to his other historical text A Tale of Two Cities. Barnaby Rudge, a simpleton, wanders in and out of the story with his pet raven, Grip. Barnaby's mother begins to receive visits from the ill-kempt stranger, whom she feels compelled to protect. She later gives up the annuity she had been receiving from Geoffrey Haredale and, without explanation, takes Barnaby and leaves the city hoping to escape the unwanted visitor.

Tale Of Two Cities

Tale Of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/05/2018

"e;A Tale of Two Cities"e; written by Charles Dickens is already for more than 150 years an absolute bestseller of English prose in the world. The novel is set in Paris and London during one of the abrupt turns of history - the French Revolution. Love and hate, treachery and nobility, family drama and social turmoil, deceit and virtue - entangled in a plot that would make the authors of modern adventure novels envious. The description of the depth of human feelings described in this novel, encourages the continuing interest in all Dickens' works. This Dickens novel became part of the school curriculum in English-speaking countries. The great English writer Charles Dickens is also known as the author of other famous literary works, like "e;The Pickwick Papers"e;, "e;Oliver Twist"e;, "e;Nicholas Nickleby"e;, "e;The Old Curiosity Shop"e;, "e;Barnaby Rudge"e;, "e;Martin Chuzzlewit"e;, "e;Dombey and Son"e;, "e;David Copperfield"e;, "e;Bleak House"e;, "e;Hard Times"e; and "e;Little Dorrit"e;.

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/05/2018

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Set in London and Paris, A Tale of Two Cities paints a story of economical and political unrest at the time of the French Revolution. After serving 18 years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Alexandre Manette is finally released and united with his daughter Lucie in England. As the lives of Alexandre and Lucie intertwine with those around them - most namely Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, two very different men drawn together by their love for Lucie - the rising tensions in France and the violent eruption of the revolution climax in the storming of the Bastille. Initially described as an experiment, and widely considered to beDickens' most tightly plotted novel, it is easy to see why A Tale of Two Cities remains one of his most popular books.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Published in 1850, David Copperfield is Charles Dickens' eighth novel and the one that most closely follows the author's own life. A coming of age story, it describes David's life from childhood with a difficult stepfather, his schooling, his entry into the workforce, his courtship and marriage(s) and his eventual success as an author. Filled with colorful characters like Wilkins Micawber and Betsey Trotwood, and unforgettable villains like Uriah Heep, it was Charles Dickens' favorite among his own novels.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Published in 1850, David Copperfield is Charles Dickens' eighth novel and the one that most closely follows the author's own life. A coming of age story, it describes David's life from childhood with a difficult stepfather, his schooling, his entry into the workforce, his courtship and marriage(s) and his eventual success as an author. Filled with colorful characters like Wilkins Micawber and Betsey Trotwood, and unforgettable villains like Uriah Heep, it was Charles Dickens' favorite among his own novels.

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Published in 1839, Nicholas Nickleby is Charles Dickens' third novel. In it, Nicholas Nickleby must earn a living to support his mother and sister after his father dies unexpectedly. Turning to a wealthy uncle in London for help, Nicholas is hired on as assistant to Wackford Squeers, a sadistic and small-minded schoolmaster. Meanwhile, his sister must take a job in a milliner's studio and is occasionally pressed into service by their uncle who exploits her good looks. The novel is satirical and humorous in tone and its success with readers established Dickens' literary reputation.

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

Published in 1839, Nicholas Nickleby is Charles Dickens' third novel. In it, Nicholas Nickleby must earn a living to support his mother and sister after his father dies unexpectedly. Turning to a wealthy uncle in London for help, Nicholas is hired on as assistant to Wackford Squeers, a sadistic and small-minded schoolmaster. Meanwhile, his sister must take a job in a milliner's studio and is occasionally pressed into service by their uncle who exploits her good looks. The novel is satirical and humorous in tone and its success with readers established Dickens' literary reputation.

David Copperfield - Foxton Readers Level 5 - 1700 Headwords (B2) Graded ELT / ESL / EAL Readers

David Copperfield - Foxton Readers Level 5 - 1700 Headwords (B2) Graded ELT / ESL / EAL Readers

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/04/2018

David Copperfield lived a happy life as a young boy. His father died before he was born, so he lived with his mother and nurse. But when his mother married the violent Mr. Murdstone, David's life changed forever. Bringing his strict sister, Miss Murdstone, Mr. Murdstone made David's life miserable until he was sent away to school. When David's mother died, he went back home to the Murdstones. Things were no better for him as he worked for Mr. Murdstone's wine-bottling business, especially with Mr. Micawber who was mismanaging his money. When his life fell apart, David decided to leave to find Miss Trotwood, his only living relative. Foxton Readers are a series of carefully graded books aimed at ESL / EAL learners of beginner to advanced levels. They are based on a comprehensive grammar and vocabulary framework to match each ability level and to ensure each learner progresses. They are not only suitable for ESL / EAL learners but can also be used with native speakers of primary and secondary school age.

Groe Erwartungen

Groe Erwartungen

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

*** Neu uberarbeitete Fassung der deutschen Erstubersetzung. ***Groe Erwartungen (Great Expectations) ist der dreizehnte Roman von Charles Dickens. Der siebenjhrige Waisenjunge Philip Pirrip, genannt Pip hilft einem entflohenen Strfling bei der Flucht. Jahre spter - nun ein junger Mann - erbt er von einem unbekannten Wohltter eine groe Summe Geld. Dank dieser soll er eine vornehme Erziehung zum Gentleman genieen. In London aber verschwendet Pip sein Geld, bricht mit den einfachen Verwandten und fhrt das Leben eines Dandys; bis zu dem Tag als der Hftling, dem er einst half, wieder berraschend in sein Leben tritt. Dieser Roman wird heute zu den Klassikern der britischen Literaturgeschichte gerechnet und zhlt zu den gelungensten Werken von Dickens. Dickens zeichnet in dieser bissigen Sozialkritik ein gro angelegtes Gesellschaftspanorama mit zeitlos liebenswrdigen, schrgen und finsteren Figuren. Dickens ist einer der meistgelesenen Schriftsteller der englischen Literatur. Der als Kind Mittellose hinterlsst bei seinem Tode ein stattliches Vermgen. Null Papier Verlag

Groe Erwartungen

Groe Erwartungen

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 24/04/2018

*** Neu uberarbeitete Fassung der deutschen Erstubersetzung. ***Groe Erwartungen (Great Expectations) ist der dreizehnte Roman von Charles Dickens. Der siebenjhrige Waisenjunge Philip Pirrip, genannt Pip hilft einem entflohenen Strfling bei der Flucht. Jahre spter - nun ein junger Mann - erbt er von einem unbekannten Wohltter eine groe Summe Geld. Dank dieser soll er eine vornehme Erziehung zum Gentleman genieen. In London aber verschwendet Pip sein Geld, bricht mit den einfachen Verwandten und fhrt das Leben eines Dandys; bis zu dem Tag als der Hftling, dem er einst half, wieder berraschend in sein Leben tritt. Dieser Roman wird heute zu den Klassikern der britischen Literaturgeschichte gerechnet und zhlt zu den gelungensten Werken von Dickens. Dickens zeichnet in dieser bissigen Sozialkritik ein gro angelegtes Gesellschaftspanorama mit zeitlos liebenswrdigen, schrgen und finsteren Figuren. Dickens ist einer der meistgelesenen Schriftsteller der englischen Literatur. Der als Kind Mittellose hinterlsst bei seinem Tode ein stattliches Vermgen. Null Papier Verlag

Memorias de Joseph Grimaldi

Memorias de Joseph Grimaldi

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 23/04/2018

Dickens, cuando contaba con tal solo veinticinco anos y todavia firmaba como Boz, recibio el encargo de escribir las memorias de Joseph Grimaldi, el famoso clown, a partir de la propia autobiografia que el payaso habia dejado escrita poco antes de morir. Grimaldi fue el payaso britanico mas importante del siglo XIX y, por que no, de todos los tiempos, hasta tal punto que su "e;nombre de guerra"e; ( Joey) se usa todavia en Inglaterra como sinonimo de clown. En sus casi cincuenta anos de carrera, Grimaldi trabajo en teatros hoy miticos como el Sadler's Wells, el Drury Lane o el Covent Garden, por lo que su biografia ofrece tambien un panorama del teatro britanico a comienzos de 1800. A caballo entre el documento testimonial y la novela, lo que est claro es que estas Memorias, traducidas y anotadas por el escritor Eduardo Berti, no son solo un documento excepcional de la poca, sino que en ellas est esa sabia mezcla de humor y de horror y esa tendencia a la exageracin que han hecho de Dickens uno de los autores ms admirados de la historia de la literatura.

Great Expectations (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Flexi Edition)

Great Expectations (Barnes & Noble Collectible Classics: Flexi Edition)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Other book format Release Date: 05/04/2018

Regarded as one of Charles Dickens's masterpieces, Great Expectations is the story of the orphan Pip and his growth to adulthood. Supported by a mysterious anonymous benefactor, Pip travels to London to be educated as a gentleman and make himself worthy of the hand of the beautiful Estella, the ward of the reclusive Miss Havisham. But Pip finds life in London more dangerous and unpredictable than he could have imagined, and his future prospects turn out to be very different from what his great expectations had prepared him for.

A Budget of Christmas Tales

A Budget of Christmas Tales

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

A Christmas Carol A Ghost Story of Christmas

A Christmas Carol A Ghost Story of Christmas

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/04/2018

Old Curiosity Shop

Old Curiosity Shop

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Charles Dickens needs no formal introduction, having been the most popular English writer of the 19th century and still one of the most popular writers in history today. Dickens' upbringing was a mixture of happy times and sad: when he recalled his father being sent to debtor's prison in his memoirs, his tears actually left marks on the page. Nevertheless, Dickens was obsessed with reading, making him a natural journalist by the age of 20, when he began a career in journalism. Along the way, he also began writing his own short stories and materials, often serializing them in monthly installments in publications, a popular method of publishing in the 19th century. Unlike most writers, Dickens would not write an entire story before it began its serialization, allowing him to work on the fly and leave plot lines up in the air with each opportunity.By the time he died at the relatively young age of 58 from a stroke, he was already Europe's most famous writer. His obituary noted that Dickens was a "e;sympathizer with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed."e; Dickens was interred in Westminster Abbey, a rare honor bestowed only among the greatest and most accomplished Britons.Many of Dickens' novels were written with the concept of social reform in mind, and Dickens' work was often praised for its realism, comic genius and unique personalities. At the same time, however, Dickens' ability as a writer was nearly unrivaled, with his ability to write in prose unquestioned and unmatched.

Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations.All our books contain a linked table of contents. Dombey and Son was written by Charles Dickens and published in monthly parts from 1846-1848.The book centers around Florence Dombey, a neglected daughter seeking her father's love and approval.

Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations.All our books contain a linked table of contents. A Christmas Carol, authored by Charles Dickens, is perhaps the most famous Christmas story ever written. The redemption of Ebenezer Scrooge is one that millions of people are familiar with yet is never boring to read over and over again.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Larnaca Press makes the world's greatest literature available at the touch of a button for less than a dollar, and every book has a linked table of contents to make reading easier. Oliver Twist was one of Charles Dickens' most famous novels.The book, which centers around an orphan in a workhouse, served as a social commentary of the cruel treatment of orphans in London during the 19th century.

Pickwick Papers

Pickwick Papers

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Larnaca Press makes the world's greatest literature available at the touch of a button for less than a dollar, and every book has a linked table of contents to make reading easier. The Pickwick Papers was the first novel written by the legendary Charles Dickens.The book became notable with the introduction of the hilarious Sam Weller who became a phenomenon after The Pickwick Papers was published.

Martin Chuzzlewit

Martin Chuzzlewit

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Larnaca Press makes the world's greatest literature available at the touch of a button for less than a dollar, and every book has a linked table of contents to make reading easier. Martin Chuzzlewit was the last picaresque novel written by the legendary Charles Dickens.The novel, well known for its satirical tone and theme of selfishness, centers around a young boy living with his grandfather.

Frozen Deep

Frozen Deep

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. This edition of The Frozen Deep includes a table of contents.

No Thoroughfare

No Thoroughfare

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins were two of the greatest British authors of the 19th century. They collaborated on a few projects as well. This edition of No Thoroughfare includes a table of contents.

Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins were two of the greatest British authors of the 19th century. They collaborated on a few projects as well. This edition of The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices includes a table of contents.

House to Let

House to Let

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Wilkie Collins was a British author best known for his mystery novels. Some of Collins' classics include The Moonstone, Armadale, and No Name. Collins often collaborated with other prominent British authors during his time. A House to Let is a collection of short stories written by Collins, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, and Adelaide Ann Procter.

Haunted House

Haunted House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

The Haunted House is a short story written by Charles Dickens and five other British authors.The story was published in 1859 in Dickens' periodical All the Year Round.

Collection of Classic Ghost Stories

Collection of Classic Ghost Stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.They have haunted us for centuries and the question remains, do they exist?In these books authors bring ghosts to the forefront of our minds.From scary to endearing, everyone can enjoy a good ghost story.This collection includes the following:NOVELS AND NOVELLAS:The Turn of the Screw by Henry JamesThe Ghost Pirates by William Hope HodgsonA Christmas Carol by Charles DickensSHORT STORIES:The Willows by Algernon BlackwoodGhost Stories of an Antiquary by M.R. JamesThe Canterville Ghost by Oscar WildeThe Signal-Man by Charles DickensThe Body-Snatcher by Robert Louis StevensonGreen Tea by Joseph Sheridan Le FanuThe Tapestried Chamber by Sir Walter ScottThe Phantom 'Rickshaw, and Other Ghost Stories by Rudyard KiplingThe Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington IrvingThe Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan PoeThe Judge's House by Bram StokerThe Beckoning Fair One by Oliver OnionsTales of Men and Ghosts by Edith WhartonWandering Ghosts by F. Marion Crawford

Battle of Life

Battle of Life

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Chimes

Chimes

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Haunted Man and the Ghosts Bargain

Haunted Man and the Ghosts Bargain

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Wreck of the Golden Mary

Wreck of the Golden Mary

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

What Christmas is as We Grow Older

What Christmas is as We Grow Older

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Cricket on the Hearth

Cricket on the Hearth

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Christmas is the most famous holiday of the year, and the word itself evokes images of Santa Claus, reindeer, snow, Christmas trees, egg nog and more. At the same time, it represents Christianity's most important event, the birth of the baby Jesus. Instantly, well known Christmas carols ring in your ears, pictures of the Nativity Scene become ubiquitous, or maybe you even picture nutcrackers or Scrooge and Tiny Tim.

Best Novels of Charles Dickens

Best Novels of Charles Dickens

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Waxkeep Publishing Collections provide history's greatest authors' collected works in a convenient collection complete with a linked table of contents. Our goal is to provide the most complete, and most easy to read collections in the marketplace.

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Nicholas Nickleby is one of Charles Dickens' classics, and has been adapted for film, TV, and theatre numbers times.Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation.

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Little Dorrit is one of Charles Dickens' classic novels, which centers around the debtors' prisons common in the 19th century.Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents.

Hard Times

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Hard Times, published in 1854, is one of Dickens' classics.Heraklion Press has included a linked table of contents for easy navigation.

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Charles Dickens is considered one of the greatest writers to have ever lived and the greatest novelist of the Victorian Era.Whether it be Dickens classic novels or his timeless Christmas stories he remains one of the most read authors today.This edition of Dickens Barnaby Rudge includes a table of contents.

Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Charles Dickens is considered one of the greatest writers to have ever lived and the greatest novelist of the Victorian Era.Whether it be Dickens classic novels or his timeless Christmas stories he remains one of the most read authors today.This edition of Dickens Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit includes a table of contents.

Christmas Collection

Christmas Collection

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Karpathos publishes the greatest works of history's greatest authors and collects them to make it easy and affordable for readers to have them all at the push of a button. All of our collections include a linked table of contents.For many people, Christmas is by far the most wonderful time of the year.With all the gifts, decorations, and stories, there are plenty of things that bring people of all ages and walks of life together for the holiday season.Throughout time there have been many timeless Christmas stories written by some of history's greatest authors. This collection includes the following:A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)The Cricket on the Hearth (Charles Dickens)The Chimes (Charles Dickens)The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (Charles Dickens)The Battle of Life (Charles Dickens)What Christmas is as We Grow Older (Charles Dickens)The Wreck of the Golden Mary (Charles Dickens)A Christmas Tree (Charles Dickens)The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry)'Twas the Night Before Christmas (Clement C. Moore)The Velveteen Rabbit (Margery Williams)The Selfish Giant (Oscar Wilde)Messiah (George Frideric Handel)Hymn on the Nativity (John Milton)A Country Christmas (Louisa May Alcott)The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin)The Story of the Other Wise Man (Henry Van Dyke)The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E.T.A. Hoffmann)The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle (Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)The First Christmas of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe)The Old Nurse's Story (Elizabeth Gaskell)Christmas Storms and Sunshine (Elizabeth Gaskell)A Christmas Sermon (Robert Louis Stevenson)A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain)A Kidnapped Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum)The Little Match Girl (Hans Christian Andersen)The Steadfast Tin Soldier (Hans Christian Andersen)The Fir Tree (Hans Christian Andersen)A Christmas Inspiration (L.M. Montgomery)A Christmas Mistake (L.M. Montgomery)Christmas at Red Butte (L.M. Montgomery)The Christmas Surprise at Enderley Road (L.M. Montgomery)Papa Panov's Special Christmas (Leo Tolstoy)At Christmas Time (Anton Chekhov)The Christmas Banquet (Nathaniel Hawthorne)The Burglar and the Blizzard (Alice Duer Miller)The Three Kings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)Christmas Bells (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.A Tale of Two Cities is considered to be one of Charles Dickens' greatest works.The novel takes place in London and Paris during the French Revolution.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Great Expectations is a classic coming of age novel written by Charles Dickens.The story follows the growth and development of an orphan named Pip.

Charles Dickens  : The Complete Novels (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

Charles Dickens : The Complete Novels (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (A to Z Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, A to Z Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. The Pickwick PapersOliver TwistNicholas NicklebyThe Old Curiosity Shop . Barnaby RudgeMartin ChuzzlewitDombey and SonDavid CopperfieldBleak HouseHard TimesLittle DorritA Tale of Two CitiesGreat ExpectationsOur Mutual FriendThe Mystery of Edwin Drood

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/03/2018

Skyros Publishing is dedicated to reproducing the finest books ever written and letting readers of all ages experience a classic for the first time or revisit a past favorite.Bleak House is considered to be one of Charles Dickens' greatest novels.The story centers around Esther Summerson who uncovers a secret about her parentage.

Collected Novels

Collected Novels

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication.- The Pickwick Papers- Oliver Twist- Nicholas Nickleby - The Old Curiosity Shop .- Barnaby Rudge - Martin Chuzzlewit - Dombey and Son - David Copperfield - Bleak House - Hard Times - Little Dorrit - A Tale of Two Cities - Great Expectations - Our Mutual Friend - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

In his "e;Ghostly little book,"e; Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world's most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism.

Christmas Stories

Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication.- A Christmas Carol- The Chimes - The Cricket on the Hearth - The Battle of Life- The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain The Christmas Stories:- A Christmas Tree - What Christmas is as we Grow Older- The Poor Relation's Story - The Child's Story- The Schoolboy's Story- Nobody's Story - The Seven Poor Travellers - The Holly-Tree - Wreck of the Golden Mary- The Perils of Certain English Prisoners - Going into Society- A Message From the Sea- Tom Tiddler's Ground - Somebody's Luggage - Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings- Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy - Doctor Marigold - Mugby Junction - No Thoroughfare

Ein Weihnachtslied

Ein Weihnachtslied

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

Die Erzahlung handelt von Ebenezer Scrooge, einem alten, grantigen Geizhals, der in einer einzigen Nacht zunachst Besuch von seinem verstorbenen Teilhaber Jacob Marley und dann von drei weiteren Geistern erhalt, die ihm schlielich dazu verhelfen, sein Leben zu andern.

Doktor Marigold

Doktor Marigold

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

Die Welt der fliegenden Handler ist ein hartes Pflaster fur jedermann, der damit seinen Lebensunterhalt verdienen will. Sprachliche Gewandtheit, ein Gespur fur die Wunsche der Kundschaft und eine Prise Humor im Erstellen eines Angebots gehoren zu den unmittelbaren Voraussetzungen, welche diese Direktvertriebstatigkeit erfordert. Doktor Marigold ist ein alter Hase im Geschft und leidet unter der amerikanischen Konkurrenz, aber hlt sich so gut es eben geht ber Wasser. Er bernimmt die Verantwortung fr ein kleines stummes Mdchen, welches als junge hbsche Frau einem vorurteilsfreien jungen Mann den Kopf verdreht. Die beiden verlieben sich und heiraten. Schweren Herzens trennen sich Vater und Tochter voneinander, ohne zu wissen, ob sie sich jemals wiedersehen werden.

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2018

David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: "e;There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them."e;

Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens, GP Editors Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2018

Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol is a timeless classic that tells us the story of a miserly, hateful man called Ebenezer Scrooge and his journey towards the path of redemption. The story revolves around Scrooges hatred for Christmas and those who are not as fortunate as him. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by three spirits who take him on a journey through time and help him realize the kind of person he has become over time and the impact of his actions on those around him.Warmly nostalgic and beautifully written, this story of Charles Dickens deserve a very special place in our memories and our hearts. A one-of-a-kind gift for lovers of The Christmas Carol that will become a treasured addition to any Christmas lovers bookshelf.ABOUT THE AUTHOR:Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the worlds best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.The second of eight children, he grew up in a family frequently beset by financial insecurity. At age eleven, Dickens was taken out of school and sent to work in London backing warehouse, where his job was to paste labels on bottles for six shillings a week. His father John Dickens, was a warmhearted but improvident man. When he was condemned the Marshela Prison for unpaid debts, he unwisely agreed that Charles should stay in lodgings and continue working while the rest of the family joined him in jail. This three-month separation caused Charles much pain; his experiences as a child alone in a huge citycold, isolated with barely enough to eathaunted him for the rest of his life.When the family fortunes improved, Charles went back to school, after which he became an office boy, a freelance reporter and finally an author. With Pickwick Papers (1836-7) he achieved immediate fame; in a few years he was easily the most popular and respected writer of his time. It has been estimated that one out of every ten persons in Victorian England was a Dickens reader. Oliver Twist (1837), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-9) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41) were huge successes. Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-4) was less so, but Dickens followed it with his unforgettable, A Christmas Carol (1843), Bleak House (1852-3), Hard Times (1854) and Little Dorrit (1855-7) reveal his deepening concern for the injustices of British Society. A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1) and Our Mutual Friend (1864-5) complete his major works.Dickenss marriage to Catherine Hoggarth produced ten children but ended in separation in 1858. In that year he began a series of exhausting public readings; his health gradually declined. After putting in a full days work at his home at Gads Hill, Kent on June 8, 1870, Dickens suffered a stroke, and he died the following day.He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed; and by his death, one of Englands greatest writers is lost to the world.

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/03/2018

Charles Dickens - The BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume Three David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit

Charles Dickens - The BBC Radio Drama Collection Volume Three David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit

Author: Charles Dickens Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/03/2018

Epic full-cast radio dramatisations of four of Charles Dickens' classic novels Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned novelists of all time, and this third volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes some of his most famous stories. David Copperfield Described by Dickens as his `favourite child', this is the story of a boy growing to maturity in the affairs of the world and of the heart. Bleak House The tangled case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce ensnares all who come near it, from from young innocents Richard Carstone and Ada Clare to the regal Lady Deadlock and humble orphan Esther Summerson. Hard Times Hard facts are all that provincial businessmen Mr Gradgrind and Mr Bounderby feel are necessary in life. But the arrival of Sleary's circus in Coketown shows another way... Little Dorrit Centred around the Marshalsea Debtor's Prison, this much-loved tale follows the fortunes of young seamstress Amy Dorrit and Arthur Clennam, a man with a family secret to uncover. With a star cast including Robert Glenister, Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Kenneth Cranham, Eleanor Bron and Sir Ian McKellen, these BBC radio adaptations of Dickens' four great masterpieces are full of surprise, suspense and memorable characters. Duration: 19 hours approx.

Chimes, a short novel

Chimes, a short novel

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic short novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Charles John Huffam Dickens, (1812 -1870), pen-name "e;Boz"e;, was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James and Virginia Woolf fault his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrence and grotesque characters. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated by the reading public."e;

Cricket on the Hearth, a short novel

Cricket on the Hearth, a short novel

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic short novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Charles John Huffam Dickens, (1812 -1870), pen-name "e;Boz"e;, was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James and Virginia Woolf fault his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrence and grotesque characters. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated by the reading public."e;

Battle of Life, a short novel

Battle of Life, a short novel

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic short novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Charles John Huffam Dickens, (1812 - 1870), pen-name "e;Boz"e;, was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James and Virginia Woolf fault his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrence and grotesque characters. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated by the reading public."e;

Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain, two ghost stories

Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain, two ghost stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic ghost stories. According to Wikipedia: "e;Charles John Huffam Dickens, (1812 -1870), pen-name "e;Boz"e;, was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James and Virginia Woolf fault his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrence and grotesque characters. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated by the reading public."e;

Holly Tree -- Three Branches, a short story

Holly Tree -- Three Branches, a short story

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Classic short story. According to Wikipedia: "e;Charles John Huffam Dickens, (1812 - 1870), pen-name "e;Boz"e;, was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. Later critics, beginning with George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton, championed his mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James and Virginia Woolf fault his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrence and grotesque characters. The popularity of Dickens' novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated by the reading public."e;

Christmas Carol (Illustrated)

Christmas Carol (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

With 8 illustrations. The classic Dickens novel. According to Wikipedia: "e;Charles John Huffam Dickens, 1812 - 1870), pen-name "e;Boz"e;, was one of the most popular English novelists of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Critics George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton championed Dickens's mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities, and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf faulted his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrences, and grotesque characterizations. The popularity of Dickens's novels and short stories has meant that they have never gone out of print Many of Dickens's novels first appeared in periodicals and magazines in serialized form-a popular format for fiction at the time-and, unlike many other authors who completed entire novels before serial production commenced, Dickens often composed his works in parts, in the order in which they were meant to appear. Such a practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by one minor "e;cliffhanger"e; after another, to keep the public looking forward to the next installment."e;

Very Dickens Christmas (12 Christmas Stories)

Very Dickens Christmas (12 Christmas Stories)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

This book includes the long stories: The Battle of Life, The Chimes, A Christmas Carol, The Cricket and the Hearth, The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain, and The Holly-Tree.It also includes the short stories: A Christmas Tree, What Christmas Is as We Grow Older, The Poor Relation's Story, The Schoolboy's Story, and Nobody's Story.According to Wikipedia: "e;Charles John Huffam Dickens,(7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870), pen-name "e;Boz"e;, was one of the most popular English novelists of the Victorian era as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Critics George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton championed Dickens's mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities, and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf faulted his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrences, and grotesque characterizations. The popularity of Dickens's novels and short stories has meant that they have never gone out of print. Many of Dickens's novels first appeared in periodicals and magazines in serialized form-a popular format for fiction at the time-and, unlike many other authors who completed entire novels before serial production commenced, Dickens often composed his works in parts, in the order in which they were meant to appear. Such a practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by one minor "e;cliffhanger"e; after another, to keep the (original) public looking forward to the next installment."e;

History of England for Children

History of England for Children

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Two English history books for children.A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens and A Young Folks' History of England by Charlotte Yonge.

Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Early Years

Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Early Years

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Captivating radio dramatisations of seven of Charles Dickens' most famous novels.Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this first digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes seven of his most popular novels.This collection includes the episodic adventure Nicholas Nickleby, comic tale The Pickwick Papers, poignant melodrama The Old Curiosity Shop and the much-loved Oliver Twist. Plus, there's the gripping historical novel Barnaby Rudge, picaresque comedy Martin Chuzzlewit and bittersweet tale of family relationships Dombey and Son.With their compelling plots, larger-than-life characters and vivid descriptions of Victorian life, Dickens' stories have captivated generations of readers. These radio adaptations bring out all the hope and happiness, pathos and tragedy, satire and social realism of his seven classic masterpieces.Among the star cast are Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, Phil Daniels, Julia McKenzie, Tim McInnerny and Robert Glenister.Track listing:1-6 The Pickwick Papers7-12 Oliver Twist13-42 Nicholas Nickleby43-67 The Old Curiosity Shop68-70 Barnaby Rudge71-80 Martin Chuzzlewit81-99 Dombey and SonThe Pickwick PapersPickwick................................................................................Clive FrancisTupman...........................................................................Bill WallisSnodgrass................................................................................Christopher ScoularWinkie........................................................John DuttineJingle........................................................Michael CochraneWardle..................................................................................Peter JeffreyPerker.....................................................Norman RodwaySam Weller.......................................................Brian ParrTony Weller..........................................................................Trevor PeacockMrs Bardell...........................................................................................Barbara Leigh-HuntMinerva................................................................................Geraldine FitzgeraldMary.................................................................Jenny FunnellRachel..............................................................................................Sunny OrmondeJob.........................................Stephen BoswellOther parts played by John Webb, Susan JeffreyOliver TwistOliver................................................................................Edward LongMrs Mann...........................................................................Pam FerrisMr Bumble................................................................................Roger HumeSowerberry........................................................Bob GoodyMrs Sowerberry........................................................Gillian GoodmanCharlotte..................................................................................Kimberly HopeNoah.....................................................Alex JonesArtful Dodger.......................................................Richard PearceFagin..........................................................................John GrilloBill Sikes...........................................................................................Tim McInnernyNancy................................................................................Adjoa AndohCharley.................................................................Paul RyanRachel..............................................................................................Sunny OrmondeBrownlow.........................................Peter JeffreyOther parts played by Simon Carter, Tina Gray, David Holt, Terry Pearson, Graham Colclough, Gillian Goodman, Jonathan Wyatt, Brett Usher, Kim Wall, Joyce Gibbs, Teresa Gallagher, Pat QuayleNicholas NicklebyDickens.................................................................Alex JenningsNicholas Nickleby.................................................................Oliver MillburnRalph Nickleby.................................................................Richard JohnsonMrs Nickleby.................................................................Anna MasseyKate Nickleby.................................................................Nicola RatcliffeNewman Noggs.................................................................Bruce AlexanderMiss la Creevy.................................................................Janine DuvitskiMr Snawley.................................................................Ioan MeredithWackford Squeers.................................................................Ken CampbellMrs Squeers.................................................................Maggie McCarthySmike.................................................................Raymond PickardFanny Squeers.................................................................Sophie ThompsonTilda.................................................................Tilly GauntJohn Browdie.................................................................Gareth CorkeOther parts played by Jeremy Clyde, Jamie Bamber, David Bamber, Hetty Baynes, Becky Hindley, Tracy Wiles, Fiona Clarke, Stephen Critchlow, Ben Crowe, Raymond Pickard, Tom Baker, Shuna Snow, Bruce Alexander, Nigel Anthony, Ifan Meredith, Gareth Cork, Tilly Gaunt, Michelle Wesson, John Rowe, Timothy Bateson, Ifan Meredith, Edna DoreThe Old Curiosity ShopDickens.................................................................Alex JenningsNell.................................................................Emily ChenneryGrandfather.................................................................Trevor PeacockQuilp.................................................................Phil DanielsKit.................................................................Daniel BlissDick.................................................................Ben CroweBetsy.................................................................Alison PettitMrs Jiniwin.................................................................Marcia WarrenHarris.................................................................Ewan BaileyGiant/Grinder.................................................................Gerard McDermottMrs Jarley.................................................................Julia McKenzieMrs Nubbins.................................................................Lindsey CoulsonMr Garland.................................................................David CollingsSchoolmaster.................................................................Paul HiltonOther parts played by Simon Donaldson, Geoff Felix, Sandi Toksvig, Adrian Scarborough, Nicola Hornett, Clive Swift, Ian Masters, Phillip Joseph, Paul Hilton, Timothy Bateson, Lynne ChristieBarnaby RudgeHaredale................................................................................Richard PascoChester...........................................................................Norman RodwayGabriel Varden ................................................................................Ian HoggBarnaby Rudge........................................................Richard DerringtonThe Stranger/Rudge........................................................Michael SiberryMary Rudge..................................................................................Janet DaleEdward Chester.....................................................Gareth Tudor PriceEmma Haredale .......................................................Carolyn BackhouseJoe Willett..........................................................................Richard PearceWillett...........................................................................................John HollisDolly Varden................................................................................Cathy SaraMartha Varden.................................................................Elizabeth ProudGrip..............................................................................................Sue WilsonReuben Haredale/Parkes.........................................Christopher ScottOther parts played by John Webb, Rob Swinton, Terry Molloy, Brian MillerMartin ChuzzlewitMr Pecksniff.......................................................Christopher BenjaminCharity Pecksniff..........................................................Angela PleasenceMercy Pecksniff.........................................................................Susie BrannOld Martin.................................................................Patrick TroughtonMartin Chuzzlewit...........................................................Valentine PelkaTom Pinch ............................................................................David CollingsMark Tapley.......................................................................Jonathan TaflerNarrator..................................................................................Simon CadellJohn Westlock .................................................................Jonathan CullenMrs Lupin.............................................................................Tessa WorsleyMary Graham.........................................................................Zelah ClarkeMontague Tigg.......................................................Douglas LivingstoneChevy Slyme.....................................................................Richard DurdenAnthony Chuzzlewit......................................................................Jack MayOther parts played by Stephen Hattersley, Struan Rodger, John McAndrew, Sheila Grant, Gordon Reid, Bill Nighy, Deborah Makepeace, Stephen Thorne, Norman Jones, Patricia Hayes, Edward de Souza, Kim Wall, Thelma Whitely, Paul Gregory, Steven Harrold, Bernard Brown, Tim Reynolds, Pauline Letts, Alan Dudley, Tom Wilkinson, Stuart Organ, David Sinclair, Rachel Gurney, Michael Graham Cox, Robin Summers, Philip Voss, Peter Howell, Avril Clark, Elaine Claxton, Manning Wilson, Andrew Branch, David Goodland, Natasha Pyne, Jennifer Piercey, Major Wiley, Sue Broomfield, Karen Ascoe, Brian HewlettDombey and SonCharles Dickens..................................................................Alex JenningsDombey..........................................................................Robert GlenisterFlorence...............................................................................Abigail HollickYoung Florence ..........................................................................Eliza DarbyPaul..........................................................................................Jacob TheatoMr Carker................................................................................Adrian LukisCaptain Cuttle .................................................................Trevor PeacockMrs Brown......................................................................Geraldine JamesDr Blimber................................................................................Robin SoansMrs Pipchin......................................................................Flaminia CinqueDr Peps....................................................................................Karl JohnsonPolly Toodles................................................................................Pam FerrisSusan Nipper...................................................................Nadine MarshallWalter...................................................................................Joseph ArkleyOther parts played by Jordan Clarke, Sam Pamphilon, Helen Schlesinger, Nicky Henson, Fenella Fielding, Ben Crowe, Lloyd Thomas, Claire Rushbrook, Bertie Carvel, Katy Cavanagh, Peter Marinker, Simon Treves, Alex Lanipekun, Lloyd Woolf, Judith Jones

Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection: The Later Years

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Enthralling radio dramatisations of eight of Charles Dickens' much-loved novels.Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this second digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes eight of his classic novels.This collection includes the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times and Little Dorrit, a sweeping tale of imprisonment, poverty and riches. Also included are A Tale of Two Cities, set during the French Revolution; coming-of-age novel Great Expectations; sweeping satire of wealth and corruption Our Mutual Friend and Dickens' final, unfinished story The Mystery of Edwin Drood.With a star cast including Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Honeysuckle Weeks, Kenneth Cranham, Sir Ian McKellen, Alison Steadman, Geraldine McEwan, Andrew Scott and Ian Holm, these radio adaptations bring Dickens' imaginative world to colourful, captivating life.Track listing:1-20 David Copperfield21-25 Bleak House26-30 Hard Times31 -34 Little Dorrit 35-39 A Tale of Two Cities40-45 Great Expectations46-65 Our Mutual Friend66-70 The Mystery of Edwin DroodDavid CopperfieldCharles Dickens..................................................................Robert GlenisterYoung David ........................................................................Steven WilliamsBetsey Trotwood..................................................................Deborah FindlayPeggotty/Mrs Gummidge...................................................Susan JamesonMurdstone.............................................................................Wayne FoskettLittle Emily.............................................................................Lulu PopplewellMr Peggotty...........................................................................Gerard McDermottJane Murdstone...................................................................Amy MarstonSteerforth...............................................................................Geoffrey StreatfieldMr Micawber..........................................................................Paul BradleyDavid......................................................................................Michael LeggeMr Wickfield...........................................................................Geoffrey WhiteheadAgnes Wickfield....................................................................Emily WachterUriah Heep............................................................................Shaun DingwallOther parts played by Colleen Prendergast, Paul Ritter, Richard Firth, Harry Myers, Daniel Anthony, Alison, Pettit, Diana Quick, Eve Best, Flaminia Cinque, Adrian Scarborough, Nicholas Le Prevost, Carl Prekopp, Joanne Froggatt, Alex Tregear, Helen Longworth, Selina GriffithsBleak HouseEsther Summerson........................................................Claire PriceJohn Jarndyce..................................................................Michael KitchenKenge................................................................................John ShrapnelMiss Flite...........................................................................Jean MarshTulkinghorn.......................................................................Anton LesserAda Claire..........................................................................Honeysuckle WeeksRichard Carstone............................................................Robert PortalWilliam Guppy..................................................................Rob JarvisLady Dedlock....................................................................Daisy BeaumontKrook/Sir Leicester Dedlock..........................................Michael AtwellHortense/Miss Barbary...................................................Ellie HaddingtonHarold Skimpole..............................................................Michael Fenton StevensTom Jarndyce...................................................................Jonathan OliverSnagsby.............................................................................Greg HicksOther parts played by Hugh Terry, Suzanne Rainforth, Dell Synnot, Tamara King, Brendan O'Hea, Danny Worters, Berwick Kaler, Eamon Boland, Roger Frost, Hugh Terry, Charlie HayesHard TimesThomas Gradgrind.............................................................Kenneth CranhamJosiah Bounderby...............................................................Philip JacksonMrs Sparsit............................................................................Eleanor BronMrs Gradgrind......................................................................Thelma BarlowSleary.....................................................................................Derek WaringLouisa....................................................................................Helen LongworthRachael.................................................................................Becky HindleyStephen.................................................................................Alan WilliamsMrs Pegler.............................................................................Marcia WarrenMrs Blackpool.......................................................................Frances JeaterM'choakumchild...................................................................Stephen CritchleyTom.........................................................................................Nick Roud/Richard FirthSissy.......................................................................................Stephanie Rawson/Lydia TuckeyBitzer........................................................................................Alex Slater/Declan WilsonOther parts played by Chris Moran, Jaimi Barbakoff, Greg Prentice, Guy Henry, Ioan Meredith, Ben Crowe, Damian Lynch, Soumaya KeynesLittle DorritCharles Dickens................................................................Sir Ian McKellenArthur Clennam..................................................................Julian WadhamMrs Clennam......................................................................Margaret TyzackWilliam Dorrit......................................................................John WoodLittle Dorrit...........................................................................Jasmine HydeFlora Finching....................................................................Sophie ThompsonFanny Dorrit.........................................................................Indira VarmaFrederick Dorrit...................................................................Peter TuddenhamAffery.....................................................................................Jennie StollerBarnacle Junior..................................................................Kenny BlythMaggy...................................................................................Helen AyresPancks.................................................................................Philip JosephFlintwinch.............................................................................Ioan MeredithTite Barnacle.......................................................................Gordon ReidOther parts played by Jonathan Keeble, Ben Crowe, Clare Corbett, Kenneth CranhamA Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens..............................................................Robert LindsayJarvis Lorry........................................................................Jonathan CoyMiss Pross........................................................................Alison SteadmanLucie Manette....................................................................Lydia WilsonDr Alexandre Manette......................................................Karl JohnsonCharles Darnay................................................................Andrew ScottSydney Carton..................................................................Paul ReadyErnest Defarge.................................................................James LaileyTheresa Defarge..............................................................Tracy WilesGaspard/Stryver................................................................Simon BubbJerry Cruncher...................................................................Carl PrekoppJoe.......................................................................................Rikki LawtonMarquis St Evremonde.....................................................Clive MerrisonBarsad.................................................................................Gerard McDermottOther parts played by Adam Billington, Christopher Webster, Adjoa Andoh, Daniel Cooper, Paul Moriarty, Alex RiversGreat ExpectationsPip........................................................................................Douglas HodgeMiss Havisham..................................................................Geraldine McEwanEstella..................................................................................Amanda RedmanJoe Gardgery......................................................................Jim CarterMrs Joe................................................................................Maggie SteedJaggers...............................................................................John ShrapnelWemmick............................................................................Timothy BatesonHerbert Pocket...................................................................James SimmonsMagwitch.............................................................................Robert LangUncle Pumblechook.........................................................Norman JonesAged Parent........................................................................Michael TurnerBiddy.....................................................................................Emma GregoryBentley Drummle...............................................................Alan BarkerOrlick....................................................................................Brian HewlettOther parts played by Fraser Kerr, Gary King, Mark Straker, Norman Jones, Polly Maberley, Terence Edmond, Timothy Carlton, Elizabeth Kelly, Henry Power, Jenny Howe, Amanda Redman, Auriol Smith, Brett Usher, James Greene, James Simmons, Joanna Myers, Michael Turner, Timothy Alcock, Nigel Carrington, Ronald Herdman, Jane Whittenshaw, Stephen GarlickOur Mutual FriendCharles Dickens..................................................................Alex JenningsBella Wilfer..................................................................Daisy HaggardLizzie Hexam..................................................................Lizzy WattsJohn Rokesmith..................................................................Carl PrekoppEugene Wrayburn..................................................................Patrick KennedyMortimer Lightwood..................................................................Matt AddisNicodemus Boffin..................................................................Jason WatkinsMrs Boffin..................................................................Pauline QuirkePa Wilfer..................................................................Philip FoxMa Wilfer..................................................................Annabelle DowlerCharlie Hexam..................................................................Adam ArnoldGaffer Hexam..................................................................Malcolm TierneySilas Wegg..................................................................Lee RossAenus Venus..................................................................Stephen HoganRogue Riderhood..................................................................Jamie ForemanOther parts played by Paul Rider, Janice Acquah, Lynn Farleigh, Benjamin Askew, Neil Stuke, Nicola Miles Wildin, Jonathan TaflerFirst broadcast BBC Radio 4, 9 November-4 December 2009The Mystery of Edwin DroodJohn Jasper.............................................................................Ian HolmEdwin Drood............................................................................Mark PaytonThe Reverend Crisparkle......................................................Gareth ThomasNeville Landless.....................................................................Simon TrevesHelena Landless....................................................................Helena BreckDeputy.......................................................................................Susan SheridanPrincess Puffer........................................................................Mary WimbushMiss Twinkleton.......................................................................Margaret CourtenayRosa Bud..................................................................................Moir LeslieGrewgious................................................................................John GabrielBazzard......................................................................................John SamsonDurdles......................................................................................Gordon GostelowJeweller.....................................................................................John MoffattJoe..............................................................................................David GoudgeOther parts played by Timothy Bateson, Anna Cropper, Marcia King, Michael Cochrane, Vincent Brimble, Timothy Alcock, Margot Boyd, David King, Burt Kwouk, Noriko Aida, Madeline Smith, Hilda Kriseman, Jo Kendall, Anne Jameson, Michael Graham Cox

Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection

Charles Dickens BBC Radio Drama Collection

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2018

Riveting radio dramatisations of Charles Dickens' fifteen full-length novels.Charles Dickens is one of the most renowned authors of all time, and this digital volume of the dramatised canon of his work includes fifteen of his most popular novels.This collection includes the episodic adventure Nicholas Nickleby, comic tale The Pickwick Papers, poignant melodrama The Old Curiosity Shop, the much-loved Oliver Twist. Plus, the gripping historical novel Barnaby Rudge, picaresque comedy Martin Chuzzlewit and bittersweet tale of family relationships Dombey and Son. Also included is the epic masterpiece David Copperfield, described by Dickens as his 'favourite child'; suspenseful mystery Bleak House; Dickens' most openly political novel, Hard Times and Little Dorrit, a sweeping tale of imprisonment, poverty and riches. Plus A Tale of Two Cities, set during the French Revolution; coming-of-age novel Great Expectations; sweeping satire of wealth and corruption Our Mutual Friend and Dickens' final, unfinished story The Mystery of Edwin Drood.With their compelling plots, larger-than-life characters and vivid descriptions of Victorian life, Dickens' stories have captivated generations of readers. These radio adaptations bring out all the hope and happiness, pathos and tragedy, satire and social realism of his seven classic masterpieces.Among the star cast are Anna Massey, Alex Jennings, Phil Daniels, Julia McKenzie, Tim McInnerny, Robert Glenister, Robert Lindsay, Honeysuckle Weeks, Kenneth Cranham, Sir Ian McKellen, Alison Steadman, Geraldine McEwan, Andrew Scott and Ian Holm, these radio adaptations bring Dickens' imaginative world to colourful, captivating life.Track listing:1-6 The Pickwick Papers7-12 Oliver Twist13-42 Nicholas Nickleby43-67 The Old Curiosity Shop68-70 Barnaby Rudge71-80 Martin Chuzzlewit81-99 Dombey and Son100-119 David Copperfield120-124 Bleak House125-129 Hard Times131 -133 Little Dorrit 134-138 A Tale of Two Cities139-144 Great Expectations145-164 Our Mutual Friend165-169 The Mystery of Edwin DroodThe Pickwick PapersPickwick................................................................................Clive FrancisTupman...........................................................................Bill WallisSnodgrass................................................................................Christopher ScoularWinkie........................................................John DuttineJingle........................................................Michael CochraneWardle..................................................................................Peter JeffreyPerker.....................................................Norman RodwaySam Weller.......................................................Brian ParrTony Weller..........................................................................Trevor PeacockMrs Bardell...........................................................................................Barbara Leigh-HuntMinerva................................................................................Geraldine FitzgeraldMary.................................................................Jenny FunnellRachel..............................................................................................Sunny OrmondeJob.........................................Stephen BoswellOther parts played by John Webb, Susan JeffreyOliver TwistOliver................................................................................Edward LongMrs Mann...........................................................................Pam FerrisMr Bumble................................................................................Roger HumeSowerberry........................................................Bob GoodyMrs Sowerberry........................................................Gillian GoodmanCharlotte..................................................................................Kimberly HopeNoah.....................................................Alex JonesArtful Dodger.......................................................Richard PearceFagin..........................................................................John GrilloBill Sikes...........................................................................................Tim McInnernyNancy................................................................................Adjoa AndohCharley.................................................................Paul RyanRachel..............................................................................................Sunny OrmondeBrownlow.........................................Peter JeffreyOther parts played by Simon Carter, Tina Gray, David Holt, Terry Pearson, Graham Colclough, Gillian Goodman, Jonathan Wyatt, Brett Usher, Kim Wall, Joyce Gibbs, Teresa Gallagher, Pat QuayleNicholas NicklebyDickens.................................................................Alex JenningsNicholas Nickleby.................................................................Oliver MillburnRalph Nickleby.................................................................Richard JohnsonMrs Nickleby.................................................................Anna MasseyKate Nickleby.................................................................Nicola RatcliffeNewman Noggs.................................................................Bruce AlexanderMiss la Creevy.................................................................Janine DuvitskiMr Snawley.................................................................Ioan MeredithWackford Squeers.................................................................Ken CampbellMrs Squeers.................................................................Maggie McCarthySmike.................................................................Raymond PickardFanny Squeers.................................................................Sophie ThompsonTilda.................................................................Tilly GauntJohn Browdie.................................................................Gareth CorkeOther parts played by Jeremy Clyde, Jamie Bamber, David Bamber, Hetty Baynes, Becky Hindley, Tracy Wiles, Fiona Clarke, Stephen Critchlow, Ben Crowe, Raymond Pickard, Tom Baker, Shuna Snow, Bruce Alexander, Nigel Anthony, Ifan Meredith, Gareth Cork, Tilly Gaunt, Michelle Wesson, John Rowe, Timothy Bateson, Ifan Meredith, Edna DoreThe Old Curiosity ShopDickens.................................................................Alex JenningsNell.................................................................Emily ChenneryGrandfather.................................................................Trevor PeacockQuilp.................................................................Phil DanielsKit.................................................................Daniel BlissDick.................................................................Ben CroweBetsy.................................................................Alison PettitMrs Jiniwin.................................................................Marcia WarrenHarris.................................................................Ewan BaileyGiant/Grinder.................................................................Gerard McDermottMrs Jarley.................................................................Julia McKenzieMrs Nubbins.................................................................Lindsey CoulsonMr Garland.................................................................David CollingsSchoolmaster.................................................................Paul HiltonOther parts played by Simon Donaldson, Geoff Felix, Sandi Toksvig, Adrian Scarborough, Nicola Hornett, Clive Swift, Ian Masters, Phillip Joseph, Paul Hilton, Timothy Bateson, Lynne ChristieBarnaby RudgeHaredale................................................................................Richard PascoChester...........................................................................Norman RodwayGabriel Varden ................................................................................Ian HoggBarnaby Rudge........................................................Richard DerringtonThe Stranger/Rudge........................................................Michael SiberryMary Rudge..................................................................................Janet DaleEdward Chester.....................................................Gareth Tudor PriceEmma Haredale .......................................................Carolyn BackhouseJoe Willett..........................................................................Richard PearceWillett...........................................................................................John HollisDolly Varden................................................................................Cathy SaraMartha Varden.................................................................Elizabeth ProudGrip..............................................................................................Sue WilsonReuben Haredale/Parkes.........................................Christopher ScottOther parts played by John Webb, Rob Swinton, Terry Molloy, Brian MillerMartin ChuzzlewitMr Pecksniff.......................................................Christopher BenjaminCharity Pecksniff..........................................................Angela PleasenceMercy Pecksniff.........................................................................Susie BrannOld Martin.................................................................Patrick TroughtonMartin Chuzzlewit...........................................................Valentine PelkaTom Pinch ............................................................................David CollingsMark Tapley.......................................................................Jonathan TaflerNarrator..................................................................................Simon CadellJohn Westlock .................................................................Jonathan CullenMrs Lupin.............................................................................Tessa WorsleyMary Graham.........................................................................Zelah ClarkeMontague Tigg.......................................................Douglas LivingstoneChevy Slyme.....................................................................Richard DurdenAnthony Chuzzlewit......................................................................Jack MayOther parts played by Stephen Hattersley, Struan Rodger, John McAndrew, Sheila Grant, Gordon Reid, Bill Nighy, Deborah Makepeace, Stephen Thorne, Norman Jones, Patricia Hayes, Edward de Souza, Kim Wall, Thelma Whitely, Paul Gregory, Steven Harrold, Bernard Brown, Tim Reynolds, Pauline Letts, Alan Dudley, Tom Wilkinson, Stuart Organ, David Sinclair, Rachel Gurney, Michael Graham Cox, Robin Summers, Philip Voss, Peter Howell, Avril Clark, Elaine Claxton, Manning Wilson, Andrew Branch, David Goodland, Natasha Pyne, Jennifer Piercey, Major Wiley, Sue Broomfield, Karen Ascoe, Brian HewlettDombey and SonCharles Dickens..................................................................Alex JenningsDombey..........................................................................Robert GlenisterFlorence...............................................................................Abigail HollickYoung Florence ..........................................................................Eliza DarbyPaul..........................................................................................Jacob TheatoMr Carker................................................................................Adrian LukisCaptain Cuttle .................................................................Trevor PeacockMrs Brown......................................................................Geraldine JamesDr Blimber................................................................................Robin SoansMrs Pipchin......................................................................Flaminia CinqueDr Peps....................................................................................Karl JohnsonPolly Toodles................................................................................Pam FerrisSusan Nipper...................................................................Nadine MarshallWalter...................................................................................Joseph ArkleyOther parts played by Jordan Clarke, Sam Pamphilon, Helen Schlesinger, Nicky Henson, Fenella Fielding, Ben Crowe, Lloyd Thomas, Claire Rushbrook, Bertie Carvel, Katy Cavanagh, Peter Marinker, Simon Treves, Alex Lanipekun, Lloyd Woolf, Judith JonesDavid CopperfieldCharles Dickens..................................................................Robert GlenisterYoung David ........................................................................Steven WilliamsBetsey Trotwood..................................................................Deborah FindlayPeggotty/Mrs Gummidge...................................................Susan JamesonMurdstone.............................................................................Wayne FoskettLittle Emily.............................................................................Lulu PopplewellMr Peggotty...........................................................................Gerard McDermottJane Murdstone...................................................................Amy MarstonSteerforth...............................................................................Geoffrey StreatfieldMr Micawber..........................................................................Paul BradleyDavid......................................................................................Michael LeggeMr Wickfield...........................................................................Geoffrey WhiteheadAgnes Wickfield....................................................................Emily WachterUriah Heep............................................................................Shaun DingwallOther parts played by Colleen Prendergast, Paul Ritter, Richard Firth, Harry Myers, Daniel Anthony, Alison, Pettit, Diana Quick, Eve Best, Flaminia Cinque, Adrian Scarborough, Nicholas Le Prevost, Carl Prekopp, Joanne Froggatt, Alex Tregear, Helen Longworth, Selina GriffithsBleak HouseEsther Summerson........................................................Claire PriceJohn Jarndyce..................................................................Michael KitchenKenge................................................................................John ShrapnelMiss Flite...........................................................................Jean MarshTulkinghorn.......................................................................Anton LesserAda Claire..........................................................................Honeysuckle WeeksRichard Carstone............................................................Robert PortalWilliam Guppy..................................................................Rob JarvisLady Dedlock....................................................................Daisy BeaumontKrook/Sir Leicester Dedlock..........................................Michael AtwellHortense/Miss Barbary...................................................Ellie HaddingtonHarold Skimpole..............................................................Michael Fenton StevensTom Jarndyce...................................................................Jonathan OliverSnagsby.............................................................................Greg HicksOther parts played by Hugh Terry, Suzanne Rainforth, Dell Synnot, Tamara King, Brendan O'Hea, Danny Worters, Berwick Kaler, Eamon Boland, Roger Frost, Hugh Terry, Charlie HayesHard TimesThomas Gradgrind.............................................................Kenneth CranhamJosiah Bounderby...............................................................Philip JacksonMrs Sparsit............................................................................Eleanor BronMrs Gradgrind......................................................................Thelma BarlowSleary.....................................................................................Derek WaringLouisa....................................................................................Helen LongworthRachael.................................................................................Becky HindleyStephen.................................................................................Alan WilliamsMrs Pegler.............................................................................Marcia WarrenMrs Blackpool.......................................................................Frances JeaterM'choakumchild...................................................................Stephen CritchleyTom.........................................................................................Nick Roud/Richard FirthSissy.......................................................................................Stephanie Rawson/Lydia TuckeyBitzer........................................................................................Alex Slater/Declan WilsonOther parts played by Chris Moran, Jaimi Barbakoff, Greg Prentice, Guy Henry, Ioan Meredith, Ben Crowe, Damian Lynch, Soumaya KeynesLittle DorritCharles Dickens................................................................Sir Ian McKellenArthur Clennam..................................................................Julian WadhamMrs Clennam......................................................................Margaret TyzackWilliam Dorrit......................................................................John WoodLittle Dorrit...........................................................................Jasmine HydeFlora Finching....................................................................Sophie ThompsonFanny Dorrit.........................................................................Indira VarmaFrederick Dorrit...................................................................Peter TuddenhamAffery.....................................................................................Jennie StollerBarnacle Junior..................................................................Kenny BlythMaggy...................................................................................Helen AyresPancks.................................................................................Philip JosephFlintwinch.............................................................................Ioan MeredithTite Barnacle.......................................................................Gordon ReidOther parts played by Jonathan Keeble, Ben Crowe, Clare Corbett, Kenneth CranhamA Tale of Two CitiesCharles Dickens..............................................................Robert LindsayJarvis Lorry........................................................................Jonathan CoyMiss Pross........................................................................Alison SteadmanLucie Manette....................................................................Lydia WilsonDr Alexandre Manette......................................................Karl JohnsonCharles Darnay................................................................Andrew ScottSydney Carton..................................................................Paul ReadyErnest Defarge.................................................................James LaileyTheresa Defarge..............................................................Tracy WilesGaspard/Stryver................................................................Simon BubbJerry Cruncher...................................................................Carl PrekoppJoe.......................................................................................Rikki LawtonMarquis St Evremonde.....................................................Clive MerrisonBarsad.................................................................................Gerard McDermottOther parts played by Adam Billington, Christopher Webster, Adjoa Andoh, Daniel Cooper, Paul Moriarty, Alex RiversGreat ExpectationsPip........................................................................................Douglas HodgeMiss Havisham..................................................................Geraldine McEwanEstella..................................................................................Amanda RedmanJoe Gardgery......................................................................Jim CarterMrs Joe................................................................................Maggie SteedJaggers...............................................................................John ShrapnelWemmick............................................................................Timothy BatesonHerbert Pocket...................................................................James SimmonsMagwitch.............................................................................Robert LangUncle Pumblechook.........................................................Norman JonesAged Parent........................................................................Michael TurnerBiddy.....................................................................................Emma GregoryBentley Drummle...............................................................Alan BarkerOrlick....................................................................................Brian HewlettOther parts played by Fraser Kerr, Gary King, Mark Straker, Norman Jones, Polly Maberley, Terence Edmond, Timothy Carlton, Elizabeth Kelly, Henry Power, Jenny Howe, Amanda Redman, Auriol Smith, Brett Usher, James Greene, James Simmons, Joanna Myers, Michael Turner, Timothy Alcock, Nigel Carrington, Ronald Herdman, Jane Whittenshaw, Stephen GarlickOur Mutual FriendCharles Dickens..................................................................Alex JenningsBella Wilfer..................................................................Daisy HaggardLizzie Hexam..................................................................Lizzy WattsJohn Rokesmith..................................................................Carl PrekoppEugene Wrayburn..................................................................Patrick KennedyMortimer Lightwood..................................................................Matt AddisNicodemus Boffin..................................................................Jason WatkinsMrs Boffin..................................................................Pauline QuirkePa Wilfer..................................................................Philip FoxMa Wilfer..................................................................Annabelle DowlerCharlie Hexam..................................................................Adam ArnoldGaffer Hexam..................................................................Malcolm TierneySilas Wegg..................................................................Lee RossAenus Venus..................................................................Stephen HoganRogue Riderhood..................................................................Jamie ForemanOther parts played by Paul Rider, Janice Acquah, Lynn Farleigh, Benjamin Askew, Neil Stuke, Nicola Miles Wildin, Jonathan TaflerFirst broadcast BBC Radio 4, 9 November-4 December 2009The Mystery of Edwin DroodJohn Jasper.............................................................................Ian HolmEdwin Drood............................................................................Mark PaytonThe Reverend Crisparkle......................................................Gareth ThomasNeville Landless.....................................................................Simon TrevesHelena Landless....................................................................Helena BreckDeputy.......................................................................................Susan SheridanPrincess Puffer........................................................................Mary WimbushMiss Twinkleton.......................................................................Margaret CourtenayRosa Bud..................................................................................Moir LeslieGrewgious................................................................................John GabrielBazzard......................................................................................John SamsonDurdles......................................................................................Gordon GostelowJeweller.....................................................................................John MoffattJoe..............................................................................................David GoudgeOther parts played by Timothy Bateson, Anna Cropper, Marcia King, Michael Cochrane, Vincent Brimble, Timothy Alcock, Margot Boyd, David King, Burt Kwouk, Noriko Aida, Madeline Smith, Hilda Kriseman, Jo Kendall, Anne Jameson, Michael Graham Cox

Un Drame Sous La R?volution

Un Drame Sous La R?volution

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Olivier Twist

Olivier Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Barnab? Rudge Tome 2

Barnab? Rudge Tome 2

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Barnab? Rudge Tome 1

Barnab? Rudge Tome 1

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

L'Ab?me

L'Ab?me

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Dombey Et Fils. Tome 2

Dombey Et Fils. Tome 2

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Dombey Et Fils. Tome 1

Dombey Et Fils. Tome 1

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Dombey Et Fils. Tome 3

Dombey Et Fils. Tome 3

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Paris Et Londres En 1793

Paris Et Londres En 1793

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

Bleak House is one of Charles Dickens's major novels. The novel has many characters and several sub-plots, and the story is told partly by the novel's heroine, Esther Summerson, and partly by an omniscient narrator. At the centre of Bleak House is the long-running legal case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, which came about because someone wrote several conflicting wills. This legal case is used by Dickens to satirise the English judicial system, and he makes use of his earlier experiences as a law clerk, and as a litigant seeking to enforce copyright on his earlier books. Though the legal profession criticised Dickens's satire as exaggerated, this novel helped support a judicial reform movement, which culminated in the enactment of legal reform in the 1870s. There is some debate among scholars as to when Bleak House is set. The English legal historian Sir William Holdsworth sets the action in 1827; however, reference to preparation for the building of a railway in Chapter LV suggests the 1830s. Sir Leicester Dedlock and his wife Lady Honoria live on his estate at Chesney Wold. Unknown to Sir Leicester, Lady Dedlock had a lover, Captain Hawdon, before she married - and had a daughter by him. Lady Dedlock believes her daughter is dead. The daughter, Esther, is in fact alive, and being raised by Miss Barbary, Lady Dedlock's sister. Esther does not know Miss Barbary is her aunt. After Miss Barbary dies, John Jarndyce becomes Esther's guardian and assigns the Chancery lawyer "e;Conversation"e; Kenge to take charge of her future. After attending school for six years, Esther moves in with him at Bleak House.

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2018

A Tale of Two Cities, is the best selling novel of all time. His creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G. K. Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. On the other hand Oscar Wilde, Henry James and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism. The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters

Charles Dickens The Essential Collection

Charles Dickens The Essential Collection

Author: Charles Dickens, Grace Moore Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2018

This superb collection of classic Victorian literature features the most notable works of Charles Dickens, including Oliver Twist (1839), A Christmas Carol (1843), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and Great Expectations (1861). Considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Dickens was especially known for his unusual characters, incisive social commentary, and carefully constructed plots. Over the last two centuries, his popular fiction has continued to inspire adaptations in nearly artistic genre, and now it is available--complete and unabridged--in this gorgeous slipcase edition. The stylish clothbound hardcover also features a ribbon marker, historical timeline, and comprehensive introduction, enlightening the reader on the author's life and works.

Child's History of England

Child's History of England

Author: Charles Dickens, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2018

A Child's History of England is a book by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in Household Words, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853. Dickens also published the work in book form in three volumes: the first volume on December 20, 1851; the second, December 25, 1852; and the third, December 24, 1853. Although the volumes were published in December, each was postdated the following year. They bore the titles:Volume I. - England from the Ancient Times, to the Death of King John (1852)Volume II. - England from the Reign of Henry the Third, to the Reign of Richard the Third (1853)Volume III. - England from the Reign of Henry the Seventh to the Revolution of 1688 (1854)Dickens dedicated the book to "e;My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject"e;. The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the accession of Queen Victoria.A Child's History was included in the curricula of British School children well into the 20th century, with successive editions published from 1851 to World War II.

Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels

Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 21/02/2018

This ebook compiles Charles Dickens' complete novels, including "e;Great Expectations"e;, "e;David Copperfield"e;, "e;Oliver Twist"e;, "e;A Tale of Two Cities"e; and "e;Bleak House"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Message from the Sea

Message from the Sea

Author: Charles Dickens, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 31/01/2018

A Message from the Sea is a short story by Charles Dickens written in 1860 for the Christmas issue of All the Year Round. Charles Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Scenes of London Life From 'Sketches by Boz'

Scenes of London Life From 'Sketches by Boz'

Author: Charles Dickens, J. B. Priestley Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2018

Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure. Chosen and introduced by the playwright J. B. Priestley, these thirteen marvellous sketches are accompanied by George Cruikshank's evocative illustrations. Charles Dickens was one of the great chroniclers of London life. From the colourful chaos of dances and gin-shops to the sparse destitution of the pawnshop and the penitentiary, he captured the grime and the glory of the English capital with singular brilliance. Orphans and beggars, lord mayors and murderers, actors, criminals, cab drivers and prostitutes; all rub shoulders in this wonderful selection from Sketches by Boz.

American Notes

American Notes

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/01/2018

Charles Dickens: The Best Works

Charles Dickens: The Best Works

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 16/01/2018

This ebook compiles Charles Dickens' greatest writings, including novels, novellas and short stories such as "e;Great Expectations"e;, "e;David Copperfield"e;, "e;Oliver Twist"e;, "e;A Christmas Carol"e; and "e;The Signal-Man"e;. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

Now a grown man, David Copperfield tells the story of his youth. As a young boy, he lives happily with his mother and his nurse, Peggotty. His father died before he was born. During David's early childhood, his mother marries the violent Mr. Murdstone, who brings his strict sister, Miss Murdstone, into the house. The Murdstones treat David cruelly, and David bites Mr. Murdstone's hand during one beating. The Murdstones send David away to school. David's mother dies, and David returns home, where the Murdstones neglect him. He works at Mr. Murdstone's wine-bottling business and moves in with Mr. Micawber, who mismanages his finances. When Mr. Micawber leaves London to escape his creditors, David decides to search for his father's sister, Miss Betsey Trotwood-his only living relative. He walks a long distance to Miss Betsey's home, and she takes him in on the advice of her mentally unstable friend, Mr. Dick. Miss Betsey sends David to a school run by a man named Doctor Strong. David moves in with Mr. Wickfield and his daughter, Agnes, while he attends school. Agnes and David become best friends. Among Wickfield's boarders is Uriah Heep, a snakelike young man who often involves himself in matters that are none of his business. David graduates and goes to Yarmouth to visit Peggotty, who is now married to Mr. Barkis, the carrier. David reflects on what profession he should pursue. On his way to Yarmouth, David encounters James David apprentices himself at the London firm of Spenlow and Jorkins and takes up lodgings with a woman named Mrs. Crupp. Mr. Spenlow invites David to his house for a weekend. There, David meets Spenlow's daughter, Dora, and quickly falls in love with her. In London, David is reunited with Tommy Traddles and Mr. Micawber. Word reaches David, through Steerforth. David journeys to Yarmouth to visit Peggotty in her hour of need. Little Em'ly and Ham, now engaged, are to be married upon Mr. Barkis's death. David, however, finds Little Em'ly upset over her impending marriage. When Mr. Barkis dies, Little Em'ly runs off with Steerforth, who she believes will make her a lady. Mr. Peggotty is devastated but vows to find Little Em'ly and bring her home. Miss Betsey visits London to inform David that her financial security has been ruined because Mr. Wickfield has joined into a partnership with Uriah Heep. David, who has become increasingly infatuated with Dora, vows to work as hard as he can to make their life together possible. Mr. Spenlow, however, forbids Dora from marrying David. Mr. Spenlow dies in a carriage accident that night, and Dora goes to live with her two aunts. Meanwhile, Uriah Heep informs Doctor Strong that he suspects Doctor Strong's wife, Annie, of having an affair with her young cousin, Jack Maldon. Dora and David marry, and Dora proves a terrible housewife, incompetent in her chores. David loves her anyway and is generally happy. Mr. Dick facilitates a reconciliation between Doctor Strong and Annie, who was not, in fact, cheating on her husband. Miss Dartle, Mrs. Steerforth's ward, summons David and informs him that Steerforth has left Little Em'ly. Miss Dartle adds that Steerforth's servant, Littimer, has proposed to her and that Little Em'ly has run away. David and Mr. Peggotty enlist the help of Little Em'ly's childhood friend Martha, who locates Little Em'ly and brings Mr. Peggotty to her. Little Em'ly and Mr. Peggotty decide to move to Australia, as do the Micawbers, who first save the day for Agnes and Miss Betsey by exposing Uriah Heep's fraud against Mr. Wickfield. A powerful storm hits Yarmouth and kills Ham while he attempts to rescue a shipwrecked sailor. The sailor turns out to be Steerforth. Meanwhile, Dora falls ill and dies. David leaves the country to travel abroad. His love for Agnes grows. When David returns, he and Agnes, who has long harbored a secret love for him, get married and have several children. David pursues his writing career with increasing commercial success.

Der Weihnachtsabend

Der Weihnachtsabend

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

"e;Die Wege der Menschen deuten ein bestimmtes Ende voraus, auf das sie hinfuhren, wenn man auf ihnen beharrt. Aber wenn man von den Wegen abweicht, andert sich auch das Ende."e; In der Erzahlung "e;Der Weihnachtsabend"e; begegnet uns eine Wandlung der besonderen Art: der geizige und mitleidslose, nur auf sein Geld fixierte Geschaftsmann Ebenezar Scrooge wird am Heilig Abend mit seinem Schicksal konfrontiert. Bevor dies geschieht, fuhrt ihn uns Dickens jedoch in seiner ganzen seelischen Verhartung vor, beschreibt ihn uns und schildert uns seinen Charakter. Seinen armen Schreiber Cratchit laBt er trotz eisiger Kalte bei einem kaum noch selbst von der Fantasie erkennbaren Glimmen der Kohle in der Feuerstelle arbeiten, seinen Neffen, der ihm einen frohlichen WeihnachtsgruB geben will, wirft er mit dem Wort "e;Possen"e; hinaus und dem Sammler milder Gaben fur die Bedurftigen erwidert er nur: "e;Gibt es denn keine Gefangnisse mehr?"e; .. Und so geschieht es. Dem angsterfullten Scrooge erscheinen zur jeweils angekundigten Stunde Geister: der der vergangenen, der gegenwartigen Weihnacht und als letzter der zukunftigen Weihnacht. Sie fuhren ihn zuruck in die Zeit seiner Kindheit, in der Scrooge ein normaler, aufgeweckter Knabe war, ein Schuler, ein Lehrling in einem Geschaft, er schaut auf seine erste Liebe zuruck, die sich von ihm dem das Geld immer wichtiger wurde, weinend trennt ... Sie zeigen ihm das Leben seines armen Schreibers zu Hause, fuhren in an die Tafel seines Neffen, an der er so manche Wahrheit uber sich hort und vor allem zeigen sie ihm seine eigene Zukunft, in der er allein sein wird, ausgeraubt noch in der Sterbestunde von menschlichen Geiern, verscharrt in der Erde mit einem Grabstein, vor dem er weinend kniet und seinen Namen liest... Am nachsten Morgen ist Ebenezar Scrooge gelautert. Frohlichen Herzens geht er durch die kalten, weihnachtlichen StraBen der Stadt, entbietet den Entgegenkommenden seinen GruB und besucht schlieBlich seinen Neffen, dessen Einladung er am Vorabend noch so unwirsch ablehnte. Naturlich ist er hier willkommen und der gewandelte Scrooge feiert voll Freude Weihnachten im Kreis seiner Angehorigen, mit der Aussicht, das er es in der Hand hat, sein Leben zu andern und damit auch sein Ende. Das ist naturlich eine sentimentale Geschichte mit einer fast schon brachial dargebotenen Moral, aber sie passt, sie ist stimmig, voller Atmosphare und es ist die Meisterschaft Dickens, den Leser schnurstracks mitzunehmen, zuruckzufuhren in diese Zeit vor uber 150 Jahren, eine Zeit der Kalte, der Armut auch sowie des Reichtums, ungleich verteilt beide, kaum abgemildert durch die Gesellschaft, der eine moralische Verpflichtung den sozial Schwachen gegenuber noch fremd war. Einzelne kummern sich zwar, aber sie sind auf die Unterstutzung der Reichen angewiesen, Menschen wie dem "e;alten"e; Scrooge, die sich in der Borse mehr zu Hause fuhlen wie in ihrer Stube. Es ist die (immer noch sehr aktuelle) Frage, was mir das Geld nutzt, wenn um mich herum Kalte ist und Einsamkeit, wenn ich mir zwar dies und das kaufen konnte, es aber aus Geiz nicht mache... Man, jeder hat sein Leben, sein Schicksal in der Hand, so die Moral dieser Erzahlung. Wenn man sein Ende bedenkt, sich vorstellt, wie man zukunftig leben will und vor allem auch sterben, so gibt einem dies die Richtschnur dafur sein Handeln. Eine durchaus "e;moderne"e; Lehre, die uns heutzutage in anderer Formulierung begegnet: Der Wunsch nach einem "e;guten"e; Tod fuhrt automatisch zu einem "e;guten"e; Leben, denn (sehr verkurzt gesagt) nur mit einem solchen lade ich keine/wenig Schuld auf mich, die mich im Sterben belasten konnte. Aber unabhangig davon ist "e;Der Weihnachtsabend"e; eine schone, sentimentale Geschichte, die einfach passt in einen langen Winterabend, in eine warme Stube, wenn Wind und Wetter drauBen toben, wenn Schnee fallt und Eis klirrt, Gluhwein und Kakao die Hande warmen... Ein schones Buchlein auch zum Vorlesen, zum Zuhoren, zum Traumen.. und nicht zuletzt auch zum Verschenken!

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

Charles Dickens was born on 1812, in Portsea, England. His parents were middle-class, but they suffered financially as a result of living beyond their means. When Dickens was twelve years old, his family's dire straits forced him to quit school and work in a blacking factory, a place where shoe polish is made. Within weeks, his father was put in debtor's prison, where Dickens's mother and siblings eventually joined him. At this point, Dickens lived on his own and continued to work at the factory for several months. The horrific conditions in the factory haunted him for the rest of his life, as did the experience of temporary orphanhood. Apparently, Dickens never forgot the day when a more senior boy in the warehouse took it upon himself to instruct Dickens in how to do his work more efficiently. For Dickens, that instruction may have represented the first step toward his full integration into the misery and tedium of working-class life. The more senior boy's name was Bob Fagin. Dickens's residual resentment of him reached a fevered pitch in the characterization of the villain Fagin in Oliver Twist. After inheriting some money, Dickens's father got out of prison and Charles returned to school. As a young adult, he worked as a law clerk and later as a journalist. His experience as a journalist kept him in close contact with the darker social conditions of the Industrial Revolution, and he grew disillusioned with the attempts of lawmakers to alleviate those conditions. A collection of semi-fictional sketches entitled Sketches by Boz earned him recognition as a writer. Dickens became famous and began to make money from his writing when he published his first novel, The Pickwick Papers, which was serialized in 1836 and published in book form the following year. In 1837, the first installment of Oliver Twist appeared in the magazine Bentley's Miscellany, which Dickens was then editing. It was accompanied by illustrations by George Cruikshank, which still accompany many editions of the novel today. Even at this early date, some critics accused Dickens of writing too quickly and too prolifically, since he was paid by the word for his serialized novels. Yet the passion behind Oliver Twist, animated in part by Dickens's own childhood experiences and in part by his outrage at the living conditions of the poor that he had witnessed as a journalist, touched his contemporary readers. Greatly successful, the novel was a thinly veiled protest against the Poor Law of 1834. In 1836, Dickens married Catherine Hogarth, but after twenty years of marriage and ten children, he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, an actress many years his junior. Soon after, Dickens and his wife separated, ending a long series of marital difficulties. Dickens remained a prolific writer to the end of his life, and his novels-among them Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, and Bleak House-continued to earn critical and popular acclaim. He died of a stroke in 1870, at the age of 58, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood unfinished. The Poor Laws: Oliver Twist's Social Commentary Oliver Twist opens with a bitter invective directed at the nineteenth-century English Poor Laws. These laws were a distorted manifestation of the Victorian middle class's emphasis on the virtues of hard work. England in the 1830s was rapidly undergoing a transformation from an agricultural, rural economy to an urban, industrial nation. The growing middle class had achieved an economic influence equal to, if not greater than, that of the British aristocracy. In the 1830s, the middle class clamored for a share of political power with the landed gentry, bringing about a restructuring of the voting system. Parliament passed the Reform Act, which granted the right to vote to previously disenfranchised middle-class citizens. This desire gave rise to the Evangelical religious movement and inspired sweeping economic and political change.

Mystery of Edwin Drood

Mystery of Edwin Drood

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

An ancient English Cathedral Tower? How can the ancient English Cathedral tower be here! The well-known massive gray square tower of its old Cathedral? How can that be here! There is no spike of rusty iron in the air, between the eye and it, from any point of the real prospect. What is the spike that intervenes, and who has set it up? Maybe it is set up by the Sultan's orders for the impaling of a horde of Turkish robbers, one by one. It is so, for cymbals clash, and the Sultan goes by to his palace in long procession. Ten thousand scimitars flash in the sunlight, and thrice ten thousand dancing-girls strew flowers. Then, follow white elephants caparisoned in countless gorgeous colours, and infinite in number and attendants. Still the Cathedral Tower rises in the background, where it cannot be, and still no writhing figure is on the grim spike. Stay! Is the spike so low a thing as the rusty spike on the top of a post of an old bedstead that has tumbled all awry? Some vague period of drowsy laughter must be devoted to the consideration of this possibility. Shaking from head to foot, the man whose scattered consciousness has thus fantastically pieced itself together, at length rises, supports his trembling frame upon his arms, and looks around. He is in the meanest and closest of small rooms. Through the ragged window-curtain, the light of early day steals in from a miserable court. He lies, dressed, across a large unseemly bed, upon a bedstead that has indeed given way under the weight upon it. Lying, also dressed and also across the bed, not longwise, are a Chinaman, a Lascar, and a haggard woman. The two first are in a sleep or stupor; the last is blowing at a kind of pipe, to kindle it. And as she blows, and shading it with her lean hand, concentrates its red spark of light, it serves in the dim morning as a lamp to show him what he sees of her. 'Another?' says this woman, in a querulous, rattling whisper. 'Have another?'

Old Curiosity Shop

Old Curiosity Shop

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

The grandfather of Nell Trent wants to make sure his granddaughter is provided for when he dies. His memory of his daughter's suffering and premature death gives him a fear of poverty. This obsession results in his financial and physical ruin. Nell and her grandfather flee and embark on a journey that has no destination. For Nell, all she wants is a peaceful existence with enough to subsist on. They come across many interesting people in their travels and are often met with the kindness of strangers. Yet, underneath an animated and colorful world, they also encounter the bleak reality of the industrial age. From simple villages and fields of flowers, they cross into a dirty city full of mass unemployment and plague victims-where children die from starvation and are left on the curb. The story isn't just about Nell and her grandfather, but the people who are connected to them directly or indirectly. There is Richard Swiveller, a careless young man who is a friend of Nell's plotting brother, who wants Swiveller to marry Nell for the fortune he thinks she has. Daniel Quilp, the malicious dwarf, has a vendetta against the grandfather-who was the one person who managed to fool him. There is honest Kit, who finds himself the victim of spite of people he never harmed. Kit desires to help Nell, whoM he worships as a personal angel that has always inspired the best in him. The mysterious Bevis Marks, who is a generous patron to some and an enemy to others, also has his own reasons for finding Nell and her grandfather. Unique to this book, unlike Dickens other works, is a fairy tale quality to the story. It is certainly a book of contrasts: the purity of Nell compared to the sadistic depravity of Quilp, fresh air and scenic villages to the polluted, stone covered city, etc. Even people's reactions to the book revealed a stark contrast. At first, Nell Trent was praised as the most perfect Dickens character. Later, she was ridiculed and criticized by many well-known people like Oscar Wilde. While characters in other Dickens books are moving towards a better future, Nell and her grandfather are fleeing their life-and their story is moving towards an ending. The Old Curiosity Shop was inspired by a personal tragedy in Dickens life. Nell Trent is based on the seventeen year old sister-in-law of Dickens who lived with him and whom he was fond of. The girl collapsed and died suddenly after the family had come home from the theater, probably due to undiagnosed heart disease. The story is a time capsule-full of references of popular songs, literature, and scandals of the period. As to be expected of a Dickens novel, there is social commentary on the plight of the poor. The Old Curiosity Shop delves into the unknown world of freak shows and other traveling entertainers-showing a magical world, yet one with a dark underside to it.

Three Ghost Stories

Three Ghost Stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

THREE GHOST STORIES Though best known for his heartwarming holiday tales and sweeping social novels such as A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations, Charles Dickens was a prolific writer who was always willing to experiment with new styles. The chilling tales collected in Three Ghost Stories are a result of his brief but successful foray into the mystery and detective genres. Under none of the accredited ghostly circumstances, and environed by none of the conventional ghostly surroundings, did I first make acquaintance with the house which is the subject of this Christmas piece. I saw it in the daylight, with the sun upon it. There was no wind, no rain, no lightning, no thunder, no awful or unwonted circumstance, of any kind, to heighten its ef-fect. More than that: I had come to it direct from a railway station: it was not more than a mile distant from the railway station; and, as I stood outside the house, looking back upon the way I had come, I could see the goods train running smoothly along the embankment in the valley. I will not say that everything was utterly commonplace, because I doubt if anything can be that, except to utterly commonplace people-and there my vanity steps in; but, I will take it on myself to say that anybody might see the house as I saw it, any fine autumn morning. The manner of my lighting on it was this.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/01/2018

A Christmas Carol is the most famous, heart-warming and chilling festive story of them all. In these pages we meet Ebenezer Scrooge, whose name is synonymous with greed and parsimony: 'Every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart'. This attitude is soon challenged when the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, returns from the grave to haunt him on Christmas Eve. Scrooge is then visited in turn by three spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future, each one revealing the error of his ways and gradually melting the frozen heart of this old miser, leading him towards his redemption. On the journey we take with Scrooge we encounter a rich array of Dickensian characters including the poor Cratchit family with the ailing Tiny Tim and the generous and jolly Fezziwig. When Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol in 1843 he fashioned an enduring gift to the world, capturing the essence of the love, kindness and generosity of the Christmas season. It is a timeless classic and the story's uplifting magic remains as potent today as when it was first published.

The Magic Fishbone

The Magic Fishbone

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/12/2017

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2017

Dickens for Christmas: The Greatest Novels & Christmas Tales (Illustrated Edition)

Dickens for Christmas: The Greatest Novels & Christmas Tales (Illustrated Edition)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 08/12/2017

This carefully crafted ebook collection: "e;Dickens for Christmas"e; is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents:A Christmas CarolThe Chimes Oliver TwistA Christmas Tree David CopperfieldLittle Dorrit The Cricket on the HearthThe Battle of Life The Haunted Man What Christmas Is As We Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's StoryThe Schoolboy's StoryNobody's Story The Seven Poor Travellers The Holly-Tree The Wreck of the Golden Mary The Perils of Certain English Prisoners A House to Let The Haunted House A Message From the Sea Tom Tiddler's Ground Somebody's Luggage Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions Mugby Junction No ThoroughfareGreat ExpectationsThe Pickwick Papers

Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/12/2017

Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner. Scrooge signed it: and Scrooge's name was good upon 'Change, for anything he chose to put his hand to. Old Marley was as dead as a door-nail.Mind! I don't mean to say that I know, of my own knowledge, what there is particularly dead about a door-nail. I might have been inclined, myself, to regard a coffin-nail as the deadest piece of ironmongery in the trade. But the wisdom of our ancestors is in the simile; and my unhallowed hands shall not disturb it, or the Country's done for. You will therefore permit me to repeat, emphatically, that Marley was as dead as a door-nail.Scrooge knew he was dead? Of course he did. How could it be otherwise? Scrooge and he were partners for I don't know how many years. Scrooge was his sole executor, his sole administrator, his sole assign, his sole residuary legatee, his sole friend, and sole mourner. And even Scrooge was not so dreadfully cut up by the sad event, but that he was an excellent man of business on the very day of the funeral, and solemnised it with an undoubted bargain.The mention of Marley's funeral brings me back to the point I started from. There is no doubt that Marley was dead. This must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate. If we were not perfectly convinced that Hamlet's Father died before the play began, there would be nothing more remarkable in his taking a stroll at night, in an easterly wind, upon his own ramparts, than there would be in any other middleaged gentleman rashly turning out after dark in a breezy spot-say Saint Paul's Churchyard for instance-literally to astonish his son's weak mind..

Hard Times

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2017

Hard Times is set, not in London, but in the imaginary mid-Victorian Northern industrial town of Coketown with its blackened factories, downtrodden workers and polluted environment. This is the soulless domain of the strict utilitarian Thomas Gradgrind and the heartless factory owner Josiah Bounderby. However, human joy is not excluded thanks to 'Mr Sleary's Horse-Riding' circus, a gin-soaked and hilarious troupe of open-hearted and affectionate people who act as an antidote to all the drudgery and misery endured by the ordinary citizens of Coketown.

Weihnachtserzahlungen - 308 Seiten

Weihnachtserzahlungen - 308 Seiten

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2017

InhaltDoktor MarigoldErstes Kapitel. Mu gleich genommen werdenZweites Kapitel. Mu frs ganze Leben genommen werden 24Mrs. Lirripers FremdenpensionErstes Kapitel. Wie Mrs. Lirriper das Geschft fhrteZweites Kapitel. Ein paar Worte, die der erste Stock selbsthinzufgteMrs. Lirripers VermchtnisErstes Kapitel. Mrs. Lirriper berichtet, wie es weiterging und wiesie ber den Kanal fuhrZweites Kapitel. Mrs. Lirrper berichtet, wie Jemmy herauskamDie StechpalmeErster Ast. IchZweiter Ast. Der StiefelputzerDritter Ast. Die RechnungEin ChristbaumDie Geschichte des armenVerwandtenDie Geschichte des SchuljungenDer Eisenbahnknotenpunkt beiMugbyErstes Kapitel. Gebrder BarboxZweites Kapitel. Gebrder Barbox und Co. Drittes Kapitel. Hauptlinie: Der Junge in MugbyDas SpukhausErstes Kapitel. Die Sterblichen in dem HausZweites Kapitel. Der Geist in Master B.s ZimmerEines Reisenden GepckErstes Kapitel. Wie er es zurcklie, bis es wieder abgeholtwrdeZweites Kapitel. Seine StiefelDrittes Kapitel. Sein Paket in dem braunen Papier 243Viertes Kapitel. Sein wunderbares Ende

Weihnachtsmarchen auf 359 Seiten

Weihnachtsmarchen auf 359 Seiten

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2017

Neue, durchgesehene Ausgabe unter Verwendung derbertragungen Von Carl Kolb und Julius Seybt. Orthographie und Interpunktion wurden dem heutigen StandAngepasst. Titel der Originalausgaben: "e;A christmas carol inprose. Being a ghoststory of Christmas"e; - "e;The chimes, a goblinstory of some bel s that rang an old year out and a new year in"e;- "e;The cricket on the hearth"e; - "e;The battle of life"e; -"e;The haunted man"e;SponsoredbySanta Claus16. AuflageVerlag Arthur Moewig GmbH, RastattSeptember 1985 1976 by Verlag Arthur Moewig GmbH, RastattGesamtausstattung: Creativ Shop MnchenSatz: Satz + Repro Pfaff, InningDruck und Bindung: Salzer - Ueberreuter, WienPrinted in AustriaInhaltVorredeEin Weihnachtslied in ProsaErste Strophe. Marleys GeistZweite Strophe. Der erste der drei GeisterDritte Strophe. Der zweite der drei GeisterVierte Strophe. Der letzte der GeisterFnfte Strophe. Der Ausgang der GeschichteDie ZauberglockenDas erste ViertelDas zweite ViertelDas dritte ViertelDas vierte ViertelDas Heimchen am HerdErstes GezirpZweites GezirpDrittes GezirpDer Kampf des LebensErster TeilZweiter TeilDritter TeilDer VerwnschteErstes Kapitel. Der Empfang der GabeZweites Kapitel. Die Verbreitung der GabeDrittes Kapitel. Die Zurcknahme der Gabe

Die Silvesterglocken

Die Silvesterglocken

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 03/12/2017

Es gibt nicht viele Menschen und da es wunschenswert ist, da ein Erzahler und sein Leser einanderso rasch als mglich vollkommen verstehen, so bitte ich, darauf zu achten, da ich meine Bemerkungnicht auf junge oder kleine Leute beschrnke, sondern sie auf alle ausdehne, mgen sie nun kleinoder gro, jung oder alt, erst im Aufschieen oder bereits wieder im Verwelken begriffen sein ichsage, es gibt nicht viele Menschen, die gern in einer Kirche schliefen. Ich meine damit nicht einEinschlafen whrend der Predigt bei warmem Wetter, was wohl hin und wieder vorkommen mag,sondern ein regelrechtes bernachten, und zwar mutterseelenallein. Ich wei, sehr viele wrdenschon am hellichten Tag ber ein derartiges Beginnen sich hchlich verwundern. Aber meineBehauptung bezieht sich auf die Nacht. Und diese soll auch den Beweis liefern. Ich verpflichte mich,in einer strmischen Winternacht, die zu diesem Zweck gewhlt werde, meiner Behauptung zu einemglorreichen Sieg zu verhelfen, wenn sich mir ein Gegner aus der Menge allein auf einem altenFriedhof vor ein altes Kirchtor stellt und mich vorher ermchtigt hat, falls es zu seiner Befriedigungnotwendig wre, ihn bis zum Morgen einzusperren. Denn der Nachtwind besitzt eine unheimliche Geschicklichkeit, ein derartiges Gebude sthnend zuumkreisen, mit unsichtbarer Hand an Fenstern und Tren zu rtteln und irgendeine Spalteaufzuspren, durch die er sich hineinpfeifen kann. Ist er endlich drinnen, So winselt und heult er, umwieder hinauszukommen, wie jemand, der nicht gefunden hat, was er sucht; und dabei begngt ersich nicht damit, durch die Schiffe zu schleichen, um die Pfeiler zu huschen, die tiefe Orgel zuprobieren, sondern schwingt sich auf zur Decke und bemht sich, das Sparrenwerk zu zerreien,strzt sich verzweifelt hinunter auf die Steinfliesen und dringt murrend in die Grfte.

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 02/12/2017

Bleak House is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in 20 monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. It is held to be one of Dickens's finest novels, containing one of the most vast, complex and engaging arrays of minor characters and sub-plots in his entire canon.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

Born in a workhouse in the eighteenth-century England, Oliver Twist, the novel's orphaned protagonist, spends first nine years of his life facing constant humiliation, mistreatment, and malnourishment. Yet everything changes after he flees to London, embarking on a risky adventure that will introduce him to a group of juvenile thieves, lead him to both his allies and his enemies, and, eventually, show him the truth about his roots. Now even more entertaining in this exclusive illustrated edition. Charles Dickens's second major work, Oliver Twist is not merely a children's story. This is a social novel, in which the author satirizes the society of his time. Oliver Twist sheds light on the dark consequences of the industrialism, such as the creation of the poorly managed workhouses and widely practised child labour.

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2017

His ninth novel 'Bleak House' Charles Dickens filled with abundant secrets and intricate plot moves. Every single page will literally cause a wide range of emotions. The original intent of the work was to focus on a detailed description of living conditions in the London slums, the spiritual and physical appearance of the poor and renegades of the capital. With the change in design, the ideological and compositional center of the novel shifted - it became the Chancery Court, the supreme Court of Justice, at that time the highest court after the House of Lords. The author of the "e;Bleak House"e; denounces English justice.

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 28/11/2017

Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is a story of mystery and suspense which begins with an unsolved double murder and goes on to involve conspiracy, blackmail, abduction and retribution. Through the course of the novel fathers and sons become opposed, apprentices plot against their masters and Protestants clash with Catholics on the streets. And, as London erupts into riot, Barnaby Rudge himself struggles to escape the curse of his own past. With its dramatic descriptions of public violence and private horror, its strange secrets and ghostly doublings, Barnaby Rudge is a powerful, disturbing blend of historical realism and Gothic melodrama.

David Copperfield (Beechtown Publishing House)

David Copperfield (Beechtown Publishing House)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 25/11/2017

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: "e;There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them."e;

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 22/11/2017

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives of two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil roads of London, they are drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained streets of Paris at the height of the Reign of Terror, and they soon fall under the lethal shadow of La Guillotine.

Das groe Weihnachtsband: Weihnachtsgeschichten, Romane, Marchen & Sagen (Uber 280 Titel in einem Buch)

Das groe Weihnachtsband: Weihnachtsgeschichten, Romane, Marchen & Sagen (Uber 280 Titel in einem Buch)

Wir haben Ihr Weihnachtsgeschenk fur dieses Jahr fruher vorbereitet und sind froh, Ihnen diese Sammlung der schonsten Weihnachtsgeschichten prasentieren zu konnen:Die heil'gen Drei Knige (Heinrich Heine)Das Geschenk der Weisen (O.Henry)Nuknacker und Mauseknig (E.T.A Hoffman)Bergkristall (Adalbert Stifter)Weihnachten (Theodor Fontane)Selma Lagerlf:ChristuslegendenDie Heilige NachtEin WeihnachtsgastDie MausefalleNils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise mit den WildgnsenDer Schneider von Gloucester (Beatrix Potter)Charles Dickens:Der WeihnachtsabendDas Heimchen am HerdeDer Kampf des LebensDie Silvester-GlockenDer Behexte und der Pakt mit dem GeisteDie Geschichte des SchuljungenDoktor Marigold Mrs. Lirripers FremdenpensionDie Geschichte des armen VerwandtenKlein-DorritOliver TwistEine Erzhlung fr Kinder (Leo Tolstoi)Der Zucker-Schneemann (Else Ury)Die Weihnachtsrute (Else Ury) Die Heilige und ihr Narr (Agnes Gnther)Der kleine Lord (Frances Hodgson Burnett)Weihnacht! (Karl May)Die Familie Pfffling (Agnes Sapper)Der Weihnachtsfund (Hermann Kurz)Vor dem Sturm (Theodor Fontane)Else von der Tanne (Wilhelm Raabe)Puckis erstes Schuljahr (Magda Trott)Der Rangierbahnhof (Helene Bhlau)Am Wege (Herman Bang)Advent (Rainer Maria Rilke)Weihnachtslied (Theodor Storm)Marthe und ihre Uhr (Theodor Storm)Das Sternenkind (Oscar Wilde)Der selbstschtige Riese (Oscar Wilde)Weihnacht (Karl Kraus)Pariser Weihnachten (Kurt Tucholsky)Die heilige Weihnachtszeit (Peter Rosegger)Hans Christian Andersen:Die SchneekniginDas Kleine Mdchen mit den SchwefelhlzchenDer TannenbaumDer standhafte ZinnsoldatDer allererste WeihnachtsbaumChristkindl-Ahnung im Advent (Ludwig Thoma)Luise Bchner: Die Frau HolleKnecht NikolausDie Geschichte vom Christkind und vom NikolausDie Geschichte vom Weihnachtsmarkt... Brder Grimm:SternthalerFrau HolleSneewittchenDie WichtelmnnerLttjemann und Pttjerinchen Puck Kraihenfoot...

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2017

The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves, shocked readers when it was first published. Dickens's tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters - the arch-villain Fagin, the artful Dodger, the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy...

Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 21/11/2017

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

Must-Read Novels for Christmas Time (Illustrated Edition)

Must-Read Novels for Christmas Time (Illustrated Edition)

Presenting our best ever and biggest ever collection of hand-picked Christmas classics for a wonderful holiday enjoyment. Our editions are meticulously crafted to give the absolute reading pleasure and that happy festive smile. So, what are you waiting for? Just come along... Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum)Christmas-Tree Land (Mary Louisa Molesworth)The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford)Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie)Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum)Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett)Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley)Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery)The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown)At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald)Black Beauty (Anna Sewell)The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton)Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne)The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin)Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame)The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin)The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton)Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens)Happy Hearts (June Isle)The Doctor's Christmas Eve (James Lane Allen)Pollyanna (Eleanor H. Porter)Pollyanna Grows Up (Eleanor H. Porter)Children of the Tenements (Jacob A. Riis)Little Prudy's Sister Susy (Sophie May)Little Peter: A Christmas Morality (Lucas Malet)Snap-Dragons or, Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing)Christmas Holidays at Merryvale (Alice Hale Burnett)The Ice Queen (Ernest Ingersoll)Miss Santa Claus of the Pullman (Annie F. Johnston)The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe (Amanda M. Douglas)Little Maid Marian (Amy Ella Blanchard)The Tailor of Gloucester (Beatrix Potter)Santa Claus's Partner (Thomas Nelson Page)The Upas Tree (Florence L. Barclay)A Versailles Christmas-Tide (A. S. Boyd)At the Black Rocks (Edward A. Rand)The Man Who Forgot Christmas (Max Brand)

Christmas Carol (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Christmas Carol (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2017

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!In his "e;Ghostly little book,"e; Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world's most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicism.

Cricket on the Hearth (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Cricket on the Hearth (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2017

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The Cricket on the Hearth is a novella by Charles Dickens, written in 1845. It is the third of Dickens' five Christmas books, the others being A Christmas Carol (1843), The Chimes (1844), The Battle of Life (1846), and The Haunted Man (1847).

Chimes (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Chimes (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2017

This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, a short novel by Charles Dickens, was written and published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol. It is the second in his series of "e;Christmas books"e;: five short books with strong social and moral messages that he published during the 1840's.

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

The French Revolution comes to vivid life in Charles Dickens's famous novel about the best of times and the worst of times... The storming of the Bastillethe death carts with their doomed human cargothe swift drop of the guillotine blade-this is the French Revolution that Charles Dickens vividly captures in his famous work A Tale of Two Cities. With dramatic eloquence, he brings to life a time of terror and treason, a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. With insight and compassion, Dickens casts his novel of unforgettable scenes with some memorable characters: the sinister Madame Defarge, knitting her patterns of death; the gentle Lucie Manette, unswerving in her devotion to her broken father; Charles Darnay, the lover with a secret past; and dissolute Sydney Carton, whose unlikely heroism gives his life meaning.

Complete Novels

Complete Novels

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Pickwick Papers- Oliver Twist- Nicholas Nickleby- The Old Curiosity Shop- Barnaby Rudge- Martin Chuzzlewit- Dombey and Son- David Copperfield- Bleak House- Hard Times- Little Dorrit- A Tale of Two Cities- Great Expectations- Our Mutual Friend- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

David Copperfield is the novel Dickens regarded as his 'favourite child' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experience from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his own life. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters are David's tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy, school-friend Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble, yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature's great comic creations.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 15/11/2017

GREAT EXPECTATIONS is Charles Dickens' thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening, in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is full of extreme imagery -poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death-and has a colorful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is popular both with readers and literary critics, and has been translated into many languages, and adapted numerous times into various media. Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of "e;all that Pip's nonsense"e;. Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as "e;All of one piece and consistently truthful."e; During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with public response to GREAT EXPECTATIONS and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it "e;a very fine, new and grotesque idea."e;

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2017

David nasce pouco depois da morte do seu pai. A mae, Clara, e fraca, mas ama-o. Quando David tem nove anos, ela casa de novo com um homem cruel e disciplinador que acaba por ser responsavel pela sua morte, pouco depois de David ter sido enviado para um colegio interno. David e entao posto de novo fora de casa, desta vez para ser criado de uma familia de Londres que se dedica ao comercio de vinhos.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/11/2017

Numa pequena cidade de Inglaterra, uma jovem da a luz um menino e morre em seguida. O pequeno orfao recebe o nome de Oliver Twist e vive os seus primeiros nove anos em instituicoes de caridade. Nao suportando tantos maus-tratos,Oliver foge para Londres, onde inadvertidamente se junta a um bando de marginais comandado por um grande vilao: Fagin...

Cancion de Navidad

Cancion de Navidad

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 06/11/2017

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) fue sin lugar a dudas el novelista britanico mas destacado de la era victoriana. Su 'Cancion de Navidad', el gran exito con el que daria definitivamente el salto a la fama, se ha convertido en uno de los mayores clasicos de la literatura universal y en una critica imperecedera sobre las desigualdades sociales y los estragos que la avaricia -estandarte de la sociedad contemporanea- puede causar en el ser humano."e;Aquel empedernido pecador era un avaro que sabia agarrar con fuerza, arrancar, retorcer, apretar, raspar y, sobre todo, duro y cortante como esos pedernales que no despiden vivificas chispas si no al contacto del eslabon. Vivia ensimismado en sus pensamientos, sin comunicarlos, y solitario como un hongo. La frialdad interior que habia en el le helaba la aviejada fisonomia, le coloreaba la puntiaguda nariz, le arrugaba las mejillas, le enrojecia los parpados, le envaraba las piernas, le azuleaba los delgados labios y le enronquecia la voz. Su cabeza, sus cejas y su barba fina y nerviosa parecian como recubiertas de escarcha"e;.

Quentin Blake's A Christmas Carol 2017 Edition

Quentin Blake's A Christmas Carol 2017 Edition

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Quentin Blake turns his brilliant artistic talents to Dickens' much-loved Christmas story. A beautiful luxury edition of Dickens's timeless Christmas classic. A Christmas Carol is the book that defines the Christmas spirit. Ebenezer Scrooge, a mean-spirited miser, is visited by three ghosts one Christmas Eve. The ghosts show Scrooge the true value of Christmas: charity, good humour and love for his fellow man. Quentin Blake's colourful illustrations guide the reader through Scrooge's lively journey to find the meaning of Christmas. This unabridged edition contains a foreword by the illustrator and is the ultimate Christmas gift book.

David Copperfield (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

David Copperfield (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show... When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which will lead him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak and friendship and betrayal. Over the course of his adventures, David meets an array of eccentric characters and learns hard lessons about the world before he finally discovers true happiness. Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series: A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Hard Times Oliver Twist

Great Expectations (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Great Expectations (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

`I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.' Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals. Pip's desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn. Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series: A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Hard Times Oliver Twist

Hard Times (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Hard Times (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

`Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else.' The children at Mr Gradgrind's school are sternly ordered to stifle their imaginations and pay attention only to cold, hard reality. They live in a smoky, troubled industrial town so entertainment is hard to come by and resentments run deep. The effects of Gradgrind's teaching on his own children, Tom and Louisa, are particularly profound and leave them ill-equipped to deal with the unpredictable desires of the human heart. Luckily for them they have a friend in Sissy Jupe, the child of a circus clown, who retains her warm-hearted, compassionate nature despite the pressures around her. Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series: A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Oliver Twist (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

`Please, sir, I want some more.' Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go, however hard he tries to escape.In Oliver Twist, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children, and gives a voice to the disadvantaged and abused. Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series: A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times

A Christmas Carol (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

A Christmas Carol (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

`Bah!' said Scrooge, `Humbug!' Ebenezer Scrooge is unimpressed by Christmas. He has no time for festivities or goodwill toward his fellow men and is only interested in money. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve, his life is changed by a series of ghostly visitations that show him some bitter truths about his choices. A Christmas Carol is Dickens' most influential book and a funny, clever and hugely enjoyable story. INCLUDES 'THE CHIMES' AND 'THE HAUNTED MAN' Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series: A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times Oliver Twist

A Tale of Two Cities (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

A Tale of Two Cities (Vintage Classics Dickens Series)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/11/2017

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Lucie Manette has been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris's most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettes' fortunes become inextricably intertwined with those of two men, the heroic aristocrat Darnay and the dissolute lawyer Carton. Their story, which encompasses violence, revenge, love and redemption, is grippingly played out against the backdrop of the terrifying brutality of the French Revolution. Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series: A Christmas Carol David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens's Christmas Tales (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

Charles Dickens's Christmas Tales (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

With A to Z Classics, discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)In these five stories, Dickens celebrates the spirit of Christmas, sharing and charity, and denounces the social injustice that excludes the poor from this feast. It is a truculent portrait of everyday life and an unqualified condemnation of exploitation and misery. This social message, Dickens gives us gently, by the detour of the tale and the fantasy. -A Christmas Carol-The Chimes-The Cricket on the Hearth-The Battle of Life-The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

Charles Dickens: Christmas Stories

Charles Dickens: Christmas Stories

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2017

discover or rediscover all the classics of literature. Contains Active Table of Contents (HTML)In these five stories, Dickens celebrates the spirit of Christmas, sharing and charity, and denounces the social injustice that excludes the poor from this feast. It is a truculent portrait of everyday life and an unqualified condemnation of exploitation and misery. This social message, Dickens gives us gently, by the detour of the tale and the fantasy. -A Christmas Carol-The Chimes-The Cricket on the Hearth-The Battle of Life-The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1

100 Eternal Masterpieces of Literature - volume 1

This 1st volume of contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors' last names:Alcott, Louisa May: Little WomenAusten, Jane: Pride and PrejudiceAusten, Jane: EmmaBalzac, Honor de: Father GoriotBarbusse, Henri: The InfernoBront Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell HallBront Charlotte: Jane EyreBront Emily: Wuthering HeightsBurroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the ApesButler, Samuel: The Way of All FleshCarroll, Lewis: Alice's Adventures in WonderlandCather, Willa: My ntoniaCervantes, Miguel de: Don QuixoteChopin, Kate: The AwakeningCleland, John: Fanny HillCollins, Wilkie: The MoonstoneConrad, Joseph: Heart of DarknessConrad, Joseph: NostromoCooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the MohicansCrane, Stephen: The Red Badge of CourageCummings, E. E.: The Enormous RoomDefoe, Daniel: Robinson CrusoeDefoe, Daniel: Moll FlandersDickens, Charles: Bleak HouseDickens, Charles: Great ExpectationsDostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and PunishmentDostoyevsky, Fyodor: The IdiotDoyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the BaskervillesDreiser, Theodore: Sister CarrieDumas, Alexandre: The Three MusketeersDumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte CristoEliot, George: MiddlemarchFielding, Henry: Tom JonesFlaubert, Gustave: Madame BovaryFlaubert, Gustave: Sentimental EducationFord, Ford Madox: The Good SoldierForster, E. M.: A Room With a ViewForster, E. M.: Howards EndGaskell, Elizabeth: North and SouthGoethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young WertherGogol, Nikolai: Dead SoulsGorky, Maxim: The MotherHaggard, H. Rider: King Solomon's MinesHardy, Thomas: Tess of the D'UrbervillesHawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet LetterHomer: The OdysseyHugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre DameHugo, Victor: Les MisrablesHuxley, Aldous: Crome YellowJames, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady

The Pickwick Papers

The Pickwick Papers

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/10/2017

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens, Garth Nix Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

Charles Dickens' classic story of a young boy who seeks his fortune on the streets of London. After Oliver Twist asks nasty Mr Bumble for more food, he has to flee the workhouse for the streets of London. Here he meets the Artful Dodger, who leads him to Fagin and his gang of pickpockets. When a thieving mission goes wrong, Oliver narrowly avoids prison and finds himself in the care of kind Mr Brownlow. But Fagin and the brutal Bill Sikes go in search of the young orphan, determined to drag him back . . . With an inspirational and light-hearted introduction by Garth Nix.

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

The French Revolution comes to vivid life in Charles Dickens's famous novel about the best of times and the worst of times... The storming of the Bastillethe death carts with their doomed human cargothe swift drop of the guillotine blade-this is the French Revolution that Charles Dickens vividly captures in his famous work A Tale of Two Cities. With dramatic eloquence, he brings to life a time of terror and treason, a starving people rising in frenzy and hate to overthrow a corrupt and decadent regime. With insight and compassion, Dickens casts his novel of unforgettable scenes with some memorable characters: the sinister Madame Defarge, knitting her patterns of death; the gentle Lucie Manette, unswerving in her devotion to her broken father; Charles Darnay, the lover with a secret past; and dissolute Sydney Carton, whose unlikely heroism gives his life meaning.

Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels

Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Pickwick Papers- Oliver Twist- Nicholas Nickleby- The Old Curiosity Shop- Barnaby Rudge- Martin Chuzzlewit- Dombey and Son- David Copperfield- Bleak House- Hard Times- Little Dorrit- A Tale of Two Cities- Great Expectations- Our Mutual Friend- The Mystery of Edwin Drood

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

David Copperfield is the novel Dickens regarded as his 'favourite child' and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experience from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his own life. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters are David's tyrannical stepfather, Mr Murdstone; his brilliant, but ultimately unworthy, school-friend Steerforth; his formidable aunt, Betsey Trotwood; the eternally humble, yet treacherous Uriah Heep; frivolous, enchanting Dora; and the magnificently impecunious Micawber, one of literature's great comic creations.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

GREAT EXPECTATIONS is Charles Dickens' thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes. It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening, in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is full of extreme imagery -poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death-and has a colorful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is popular both with readers and literary critics, and has been translated into many languages, and adapted numerous times into various media. Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of "e;all that Pip's nonsense"e;. Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as "e;All of one piece and consistently truthful."e; During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with public response to GREAT EXPECTATIONS and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it "e;a very fine, new and grotesque idea."e;

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2017

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. Dickens' Book the First makes an early reference to the 1766 torture and execution of the Chevalier de La Barre in Abbeville, France.

Barnaby Rudge

Barnaby Rudge

Author: Charles Dickens, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2017

Barnaby Rudge is a historical novel by British novelist Charles Dickens. Barnaby Rudge was one of two novels (the other was The Old Curiosity Shop) that Dickens published in his short-lived (1840-1841) weekly serial Master Humphrey's Clock. Barnaby Rudge is largely set during the Gordon Riots of 1780. Barnaby Rudge was the fifth of Dickens' novels to be published. It had originally been planned to appear as his first, but changes of publisher led to many delays, and it first appeared in serial form in the Clock from February to November 1841. It was Dickens' first historical novel. His only other is the much later A Tale of Two Cities, also set in revolutionary times. It is one of his less popular novels and has rarely been adapted for film or television. The last production was a 1960 BBC production; prior to that, silent films were made in 1911 and 1915.

Magic Fishbone

Magic Fishbone

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2017

King Watkins the First is the father of the lovely and kind-hearted Princess Alicia and a tribe of eighteen other darlings. Between their money problems, the queen's illness, and the children's boisterous doings, the king and his eldest daughter are fairly overwhelmed by responsibilities. But a chance meeting with a good fairy at the fishmonger brings a bit of magic into their lives and leads the entire family toward health and happiness.Caldecott Award-winning artist Louis Slobodkin recaptures the enchantment of Charles Dickens's The Magic Fishbone in a book that perfectly blends the gifts of one of the world's favorite storytellers with those of a great American illustrator. Readers of all ages are certain to be captivated by the little-known tale of a king whose only riches lie in his children. Winsome watercolor images grace every page of this beautiful edition.

American Notes

American Notes

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2017

"e;This is not the republic of my imagination,"e; Charles Dickens noted ruefully of his 1842 visit to the United States. His American Notes forms a stinging reproof of the country's embrace of slavery, its corrupt press and woeful sanitary conditions, and its citizens' offensive manners. Written with the author's customary observational powers and incisive wit, this volume offers a fascinating glimpse of 19th-century America. Dickens was not entirely hostile toward his hosts, and as a dedicated social reformer he took particular interest in whether American democracy constituted an advance over the class divisions of Victorian England. The author toured jails, hospitals, and courts of law, which he praised heartily. Traveling by steamship, coach, and rail, he visited New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington, D. C., among other cities, and his utter astonishment at the natural grandeur of Niagara Falls marks a highlight of his travelogue. This trenchant satire of America and Americans is certain to delight both Dickens enthusiasts and history buffs.

Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

Coldhearted Ebenezer Scrooge has no use for Christmas cheer. He rejects a dinner invitation from his jolly nephew, scolds charity workers, and very begrudgingly allows his clerk a day off. All the warmth and joy of the holiday are humbug to Scrooge until Jacob Marley, his long-dead business partner, pays a call. Marley's spirit is the first in a series of ghostly visitors who offer visions of the past, present, and future — warnings that transform a bitter old miser into a charitable and compassionate man.First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol was an instant success and has remained a holiday favorite ever since. The story has been adapted many times for stage and screen, but no version surpasses the sheer delight of Charles Dickens's original novella. As much a part of the season as holly, mistletoe, and evergreen wreaths, this immortal tale continues to charm readers with its message of generosity and goodwill.

THE ESSENTIAL DICKENS - 8 Greatest Novels in One Edition

THE ESSENTIAL DICKENS - 8 Greatest Novels in One Edition

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2017

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "e;THE ESSENTIAL DICKENS - 8 Greatest Novels in One Edition"e;. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:The Pickwick PapersOliver TwistA Christmas CarolDavid CopperfieldBleak HouseHard TimesA Tale of Two CitiesGreat ExpectationsCharles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.

Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)

Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 16/10/2017

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "e;The Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)"e;. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents:NovelsOliver TwistThe Pickwick PapersNicholas NicklebyThe Old Curiosity ShopBarnaby RudgeMartin ChuzzlewitDombey and SonDavid CopperfieldBleak HouseHard TimesLittle DorritA Tale of Two CitiesGreat ExpectationsOur Mutual FriendThe Mystery of Edwin DroodChristmas NovellasA Christmas CarolThe ChimesThe Cricket on the HearthThe Battle of LifeThe Haunted ManShort Story CollectionsSketches by BozSketches of Young GentlemenSketches of Young CouplesMaster Humphrey' ClockReprinted PiecesThe Mudfog PapersPearl-Fishing (First Series)Pearl-Fishing (Second Series)Christmas StoriesOther Stories... PlaysThe Village CoquettesThe Strange GentlemanThe LamplighterIs She His Wife... PoetryThe Loving Ballad of Lord BatemanThe Poems and Verses of Charles DickensTravel BooksAmerican NotesPictures From ItalyThe Lazy Tour of Two Idle ApprenticesOther WorksSunday Under Three HeadsA Child's History of EnglandMemoirs of Joseph GrimaldiThe Life of Our Lord... Miscellaneous PapersEssays & ArticlesA Coal Miner's EvidenceThe Lost Arctic VoyagersFrauds on the FairiesAdelaide Anne ProcterIn Memoriam W. M. ThackeraySpeeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and SocialLetters of Charles DickensCriticismCHARLES DICKENS by G. K. ChestertonDICKENS by Sir Adolphus William WardTHE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John ForsterMY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie D. Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Great Expectations (Beechtown Publishing House)

Great Expectations (Beechtown Publishing House)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular, having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times. Great Expectations is written in a semi-autobiographical style, and is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people. The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.

Tale of Two Cities (Prometheus Classics)

Tale of Two Cities (Prometheus Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is the second historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. It depicts the plight of the French proletariat under the brutal oppression of the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, and the corresponding savage brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events, most notably Charles Darnay, a French once-aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Sydney Carton, a dissipated English barrister who endeavours to redeem his ill-spent life out of love for Darnay's wife, Lucie Manette.

Great Expectations (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Great Expectations (Best Navigation, Active TOC)(Prometheus Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular, having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times. Great Expectations is written in a semi-autobiographical style, and is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people. The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.

David Copperfield (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

David Copperfield (Best Navigation, Active TOC) (Prometheus Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Prometheus Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 11/10/2017

This work contains an active table of contents (HTML), which makes reading easier to make it more enjoyable. David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote: "e;There were never such people as the Micawbers, Peggotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination...you can never quite forget them."e;

Great Expectations (Serapis Classics)

Great Expectations (Serapis Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2017

Great Expectations is set in Kent and London in the early to mid-19th century and contains some of Dickens's most memorable scenes, including the opening in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. Great Expectations is full of extreme imagery - poverty, prison ships and chains, and fights to the death - and has a colourful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. These include the eccentric Miss Havisham, the beautiful but cold Estella, and Joe, the unsophisticated and kind blacksmith. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. Great Expectations, which is popular both with readers and literary critics, has been translated into many languages and adapted numerous times into various media.

CHARLES DICKENS: 20 Novels & Over 200 Short Stories, Children's Books, Plays, Poems, Articles & Autobiographical Writings

CHARLES DICKENS: 20 Novels & Over 200 Short Stories, Children's Books, Plays, Poems, Articles & Autobiographical Writings

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2017

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. NovelsOliver TwistThe Pickwick PapersNicholas NicklebyThe Old Curiosity ShopBarnaby RudgeMartin ChuzzlewitDombey and SonDavid CopperfieldBleak HouseHard TimesLittle DorritA Tale of Two CitiesGreat ExpectationsOur Mutual FriendThe Mystery of Edwin DroodChristmas NovellasA Christmas CarolThe ChimesThe Cricket on the HearthThe Battle of LifeThe Haunted ManShort Story CollectionsSketches by BozSketches of Young GentlemenSketches of Young CouplesMaster Humphrey' ClockReprinted PiecesThe Mudfog PapersPearl-Fishing (First Series)Pearl-Fishing (Second Series)Christmas StoriesOther StoriesChildren's BooksChild's Dream of a StarHoliday RomanceStories About Children Every Child Can ReadDickens's ChildrenPlaysThe Village CoquettesThe Strange GentlemanThe LamplighterIs She His WifeMr. Nightingale's DiaryNo ThoroughfareThe Frozen DeepPoetryThe Loving Ballad of Lord BatemanThe Poems and Verses of Charles DickensTravel BooksAmerican NotesPictures From ItalyThe Lazy Tour of Two Idle ApprenticesOther WorksSunday Under Three HeadsA Child's History of EnglandMemoirs of Joseph GrimaldiThe Life of Our LordThe Uncommercial TravellerContributions to "e;All The Year Round"e;Contributions to "e;The Examiner"e;Miscellaneous PapersEssays & ArticlesA Coal Miner's EvidenceThe Lost Arctic VoyagersFrauds on the FairiesAdelaide Anne ProcterIn Memoriam W. M. ThackeraySpeeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and SocialLetters of Charles DickensCriticismCHARLES DICKENS by G. K. ChestertonDICKENS by Sir Adolphus W. WardTHE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John ForsterMY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie Dickens Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A Christmas Carol V&A Collector's Edition

A Christmas Carol V&A Collector's Edition

Author: Charles Dickens, Matt Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A Christmas Carol is one of Charles Dickens' most loved books - a true classic and a Christmas-time must-read. This special Puffin Classics edition brings together two of the most inspirational collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London - the works of Arts and Crafts pioneer William Morris and the literature of Charles Dickens. Illustrator Liz Catchpole has selected patterns from the V&A archive and introduced new artwork inspired by the collection to create a beautiful cover which brings Charles Dickens's timeless story to life. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, miserable, bitter old man with no friends. One cold Christmas Eve, three ghosts take him on a scary journey to show him the error of his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, Scrooge learns to love Christmas and the people all around him. Other titles in the Puffin Classics V&A Collection include: Anne of Green Gables, Little Women, The Secret Garden, The Wind in the Willows and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

After reading the title of the novel by Charles Dickens, many readers may assume that this book is about a popular magician. But the reality is much simpler. This is largely an autobiographical novel, as well as one his first works, in which the narrative is conducted from first person point of view. Sigmund Freud gave the book "e;David Copperfield"e; to his bride on the day of the engagement.... Freud was a great lover and connoisseur of English literature. Dickens himself called this book the most beloved of all his creations... Pretty illustrations by Vladislav Trotsenko provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.

Charles Dickens Collection Volume One

Charles Dickens Collection Volume One

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

Three of Dickens's most compelling orphan protagonistsOliver Twist, Pip, and Esther Summersonin three of his greatest novels. Perhaps no writer in the English language is more closely associated with orphaned characters than Charles Dickens. The trials and dangers for children without parental protection play a significant part in nearly all his work, as both a source of highly entertaining melodrama and pointed social criticism. Oliver Twist: Having endured deplorable conditions in an orphans' workhouse, Oliver Twist eventually escapes to London, where he falls in with the Artful Dodger, one of a gang of young pickpockets led by the criminal Fagin. Dickens's heartrending descriptions of institutional abuses as well as the brutal reality of life on London's streets for homeless children argued strongly for social reform. Great Expectations: Dickens's penultimate novel centers on the orphan Pip and his anonymous benefactor, whom he assumes is the wealthy and eccentric recluse Miss Havisham, and whose adopted daughter, the beautiful but emotionally distant Estella, he falls hopelessly in love with. John Irving called it ';the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language.' Bleak House: Dickens's masterful satire of the English judicial system features his only female narrator, Esther Summerson, who is raised as an orphan. Esther's true identity forms much of the mystery and drama of a complex novel involving an endless legal case';the family curse'and all the lives it affects. As an entertainer and a moralist, Dickens utilized his vulnerable young protagonists to great effect, creating some of the most unforgettable characters in the history of literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 03/10/2017

Great Expectations, recognized as Charles Dickens' finest novel, is told by Pip, an orphan who lives with his sister and her husband, the village blacksmith. The young boy's life is changed forever when he meets and aids an escaped convict who wanders into his yard. Years later, Pip is sent to live with the decaying, bitter Miss Havisham and falls in love with her ward, the elegant and elusive Estella. A young man of modest means, Pip nevertheless aims to become a gentleman in order to win Estella's heart and an endowment from an anonymous benefactor suddenly places his intentions within reach. But capricious fate will lead him through further adversity and unexpected revelations in the pursuit of his dreams.

Search and Find A Christmas Carol A Charles Dickens Search & Find Book

Search and Find A Christmas Carol A Charles Dickens Search & Find Book

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2017

Discover the world of Charles Dickens with Search & Find A Christmas Carol. The popular, magical story is retold in beautifully illustrated search & find pages where you can find the characters on the busy pages and follow them through the story. Each page is full of characters to find and details to spot in the busy scenes, such as Scrooge in his counting house, the arrival of Jacob Marley's ghost, the Fezziwig Christmas party and the Cratchit family at home on Christmas Day and many more. Beautiful illustrations are accompanied by abridged text, perfect for sharing with little ones and introducing them to Charles Dickens' stories.

Oliver Twist (Serapis Classics)

Oliver Twist (Serapis Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/10/2017

Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress, is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens and was first published as a serial 1837-39. The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who is born in a workhouse and is then sold into apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets led by the elderly criminal, Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for its unromantic portrayal by Dickens of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid-19th century. The alternate title, The Parish Boy's Progress, alludes to Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, as well as the 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth, A Rake's Progress and A Harlot's Progress. In this early example of the social novel, Dickens satirises the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of working as a child labourer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dickens's own youthful experiences contributed as well.

Christmas Carol | The Pink Classics

Christmas Carol | The Pink Classics

Author: Charles Dickens, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2017

A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost-Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past, such as carols, as well as new customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by experiences from his own past, and from the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, and was inspired to write the story following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged school, one of several establishments for London's half-starved, illiterate street children. The treatment of the poor and the ability of self-interested man redeeming himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. There is discussion among academics as to whether this was a fully secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory.

Tale of Two Cities | The Pink Classics

Tale of Two Cities | The Pink Classics

Author: Charles Dickens, Sheba Blake Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2017

A Tale of Two Cities is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same period. Dickens's famous opening sentence introduces the universal approach of the book, the French Revolution, and the drama depicted within: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way-in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only. In 1775, a man flags down the nightly mail-coach on its route from London to Dover. The man is Jerry Cruncher, an employee of Tellson's Bank in London; he carries a message for Jarvis Lorry, a passenger and one of the bank's managers. Mr. Lorry sends Jerry back to deliver a cryptic response to the bank: "e;Recalled to Life."e; The message refers to Alexandre Manette, a French physician who has been released from the Bastille after an 18-year imprisonment. Once Mr. Lorry arrives in Dover, he meets with Dr. Manette's daughter Lucie and her governess, Miss Pross. Lucie has believed her father to be dead, and faints at the news that he is alive; Mr. Lorry takes her to France to reunite with him.

A Christmas Carol: Pantone Classic

A Christmas Carol: Pantone Classic

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2017

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man with no friends or family to love him - he's just so miserable and bitter! One freezing cold Christmas Eve, Marley's ghost pays Scrooge a visit and an eerie nighttime journey begins. The Christmas spirits are here to show Scrooge the error if his nasty ways. By visiting his past, present and future, will Scrooge learn to love Christmas and the others around him?

Dickens' Detektivgeschichten

Dickens' Detektivgeschichten

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2017

Dickens war bereits fruh fasziniert von der modernen Londoner Polizeiarbeit. Seine Erkenntnisse schrieb er in diesen Geschichten nieder. Sie spiegeln nicht nur das Verhaltnis von Polizei und Verbrechertum wider, sondern zeigen auch die zugrunde liegenden Auswirkungen sozialer Konflikte. Und am Schluss sind es auch unterhaltsame Geschichten, die bestens in die Tradition eines Doyle oder Poe passen. Kommentiert und in angepasster Rechtschreibung1. AuflageNull Papier Verlag

Dickens' Detektivgeschichten

Dickens' Detektivgeschichten

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 23/09/2017

Dickens war bereits fruh fasziniert von der modernen Londoner Polizeiarbeit. Seine Erkenntnisse schrieb er in diesen Geschichten nieder. Sie spiegeln nicht nur das Verhaltnis von Polizei und Verbrechertum wider, sondern zeigen auch die zugrunde liegenden Auswirkungen sozialer Konflikte. Und am Schluss sind es auch unterhaltsame Geschichten, die bestens in die Tradition eines Doyle oder Poe passen. Kommentiert und in angepasster Rechtschreibung1. AuflageNull Papier Verlag

Hard Times

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

Hard Times is unusual in several respects. It is by far the shortest of Dickens' novels, barely a quarter of the length of those written immediately before and after it. Also, unlike all but one of his other novels, Hard Times has neither a preface nor illustrations. Moreover, it is his only novel not to have scenes set in London. Instead the story is set in the fictitious Victorian industrial Coketown, a generic Northern English mill-town, in some ways similar to Manchester, though smaller. Coketown may be partially based on 19th-century Preston. One of Dickens's reasons for writing Hard Times was that sales of his weekly periodical, Household Words, were low, and it was hoped the novel's publication in installments would boost circulation - as indeed proved to be the case. Since publication it has received a mixed response from critics. Critics such as George Bernard Shaw and Thomas Macaulay have mainly focused on Dickens's treatment of trade unions and his post-Industrial Revolution pessimism regarding the divide between capitalist mill owners and undervalued workers during the Victorian era. F. R. Leavis, a great admirer of the book, included it - but not Dickens' work as a whole - as part of his Great Tradition of English novels.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/09/2017

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 12/09/2017

A tale of family secrets and the damaging corruption of the British legal system from the author of Great Expectations and Oliver Twist. In Bleak House, Charles Dickens not only pries apart the stultifying and ponderous conduct and contracts of British moneyed society, but also takes specific aim at an English judicial system in desperate need of modernization and reform. Featuring the voice of Esther SummersonDickens's only female narratorthe story unfolds around a generations-old legal case involving numerous inheritances. It is Esther's hidden birthright that sparks the drama, bringing to light such memorable characters as the Lady Dedlock, haunted by her shameful past; John Jarndyce, whose seemingly infinite kindness is driven by hidden guilt; and the sly lawyer Mr. Tulkinghorn, who secretly relishes the power his position gives him over his clients. Weaving a complex web of plots and subplots, Dickens created one of his most dramatically satisfying and boldly ambitious narratives in Bleak House, as the novel offers a scathing indictment of the mores and moral injustices of his time. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and he learns he will be visited by three spirits - Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come - who reveal to him his miserable existence, the opportunities he squandered in his youth, the current cruelties he visits upon those around him, and the fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with a choice: death or redemption. Now available in an accessible, super-readable format with dyslexia-friendly features, for all readers.

Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol

Oxford Children's Classic: A Christmas Carol

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/09/2017

Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas. It's all humbug to him. But will he change his ways after a series of ghostly visits one Christmas Eve? Oxford Children's Classics presents the greatest Christmas story ever told in this eye-catching new edition which not only contains the complete and unabridged text of A Christmas Carol but also features other Christmas stories written by Charles Dickens. In addition there are lots of bonus features within the book to help you get the most from the story and recommendations for other adventures readers might enjoy.

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol: 7

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol: 7

Author: Charles Dickens, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2017

Contents:1. David Copperfield, part 1, by Charles DickensAlso available:The Complete Harvard Classics Collection (51 Volumes + The Harvard Classic Shelf Of Fiction)50 Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die (Golden Deer Classics)

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol: 8

Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction Vol: 8

Author: Charles Dickens, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 03/09/2017

Contents:1. David Copperfield, part 2, by Charles DickensAlso available:The Complete Harvard Classics Collection (51 Volumes + The Harvard Classic Shelf Of Fiction)50 Masterpieces You Have To Read Before You Die (Golden Deer Classics)

Pickwick Papers

Pickwick Papers

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 25/08/2017

Mr. Pickwick, a convivial old gentleman, resolves that he and three other "e;Pickwickians"e; — Mr. Nathaniel Winkle, Mr. Augustus Snodgrass, and Mr. Tracy Tupman — should travel beyond London to add to their experiences of the quaint and curious phenomena of life. The friends traverse the countryside of Georgian England, where their comic misadventures include an encounter with highwaymen, romantic entanglements, and a challenge to a duel. Best of all, they meet Sam Weller, the Cockney valet whose comic philosophy forms the joyous soul of this picaresque romp.Published serially in 1836–37, The Pickwick Papers was Dickens' first novel and its rousing success launched his lasting fame. This narrative of coach travel provides a vivid portrait of a world that was soon to vanish with the coming of the railroads. From the grim depiction of Fleet Prison to the exuberant account of the cricket match at Dingley Dell, the tales of the immortal Pickwick Club offer memorable scenes of nineteenth-century England.

A Child's History of England

A Child's History of England

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Grimaldi, the Clown

Grimaldi, the Clown

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/08/2017

Christmas Carol (ArcadianPress Edition)

Christmas Carol (ArcadianPress Edition)

Author: Charles Dickens, Arcadian Press Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2017

In his "e;Ghostly little book,"e; Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world's most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicis

Great Expectations (ArcadianPress Edition)

Great Expectations (ArcadianPress Edition)

Author: Charles Dickens, Arcadian Press Format: eBook Release Date: 23/08/2017

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular, having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times. Great Expectations is written in a semi-autobiographical style, and is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people. The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.

OLIVER TWIST (Illustrated Edition): Including &quote;The Life of Charles Dickens&quote; & Criticism of the Work

OLIVER TWIST (Illustrated Edition): Including "e;The Life of Charles Dickens"e; & Criticism of the Work

Author: Charles Dickens, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 13/08/2017

Set in Victorian London, this is a tale of a spirited young innocent's unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves. Masterminded by the loathsome Fagin, the underworld crew features some of Dickens' most memorable characters, including the vicious Bill Sikes, gentle Nancy, and the juvenile pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger

Historia de dos ciudades

Historia de dos ciudades

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2017

Este ebook presenta "e;Historia de dos ciudades"e;, con un indice dinamico y detallado. Esta novela es particularmente distinta a las demas que escribio, las cuales se basan en su mayoria en historias protagonizadas por ninos o adolescentes y muestran una intencion de reprimenda o denuncia de la sociedad britanica de la epoca. En esta novela historica se narra la vida en el siglo XVIII, en la epoca de la Revolucion francesa. Al mismo tiempo la historia se desarrolla en dos paises: Inglaterra y Francia, y en las ciudades de Londres y Paris, respectivamente en la epoca de los albores de la Revolucion francesa. La primera ciudad simbolizaria de algun modo la paz y la tranquilidad, la vida sencilla y ordenada; mientras la segunda representaria la agitacion, el desafio y el caos, el conflicto entre dos mundos en una epoca en la que se anuncia drasticos cambios sociales. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) fue un destacado escritor y novelista ingles, uno de los mas conocidos de la literatura universal, y el mas sobresaliente de la era victoriana. Fue maestro del genero narrativo, al que imprimio ciertas dosis de humor e ironia, practicando a la vez una aguda critica social.

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Against the backdrop of growing discontent in Paris, Doctor Manette is released from the Bastille after eighteen years of unjust imprisonment and begins a new life in England with his devoted daughter Lucie. There, the gifted but dissolute lawyer Sydney Carton and the exiled French nobleman Charles Darnay find their lives increasingly intertwined with those of the Manettes. Yet soon both men are drawn ineluctably from the peaceful English capital to the horror and bloodshed of the Paris Terror and the looming threat of the guillotine. Representing a departure from the social satire of most of his other novels and deemed by Dickens himself to be the best story I have written , A Tale of Two Cities is a powerful historical novel about the repercussions of epochal events on the personal lives of people on both sides of the Channel.

Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels (The Greatest Writers of All Time)

Author: Charles Dickens, Manor Books Format: eBook Release Date: 22/07/2017

This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work. This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Pickwick Papers- Oliver Twist- Nicholas Nickleby - The Old Curiosity Shop . - Barnaby Rudge - Martin Chuzzlewit - Dombey and Son - David Copperfield - Bleak House - Hard Times - Little Dorrit - A Tale of Two Cities - Great Expectations - Our Mutual Friend - The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/07/2017

The original story of Victorian London's most famous child. Oliver Twist created for everyone aged six and over. It will have you on the edge of your seat and wanting more.

Bleak House

Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 11/07/2017

Charles Dickens, at the height of his creative powers in this great work, pursues two great themes: the murky institutional fog that darkens and cripples all of England, symbolized by the endless litigation of the Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce case in the High Court of Chancery, and the familiar Dickensian concern with the capricious treatment and maltreatment of children as exemplified by the pitiful castoff Jo and the overindulged Harold Skimpole. The story that carries these themes takes the form of a compelling mystery, a romantic tangle of trails followed by three vivid sleuths: the opportunistic Guppy, the sinister Tulkinghorn, and the benevolent Bucket. Only through the skill of Dickens can artfully constructed mystery so intensify and illuminate stringent social commentary. This portrait of London society is often regarded as Dickens' best.

Christmas Carol (Golden Deer Classics)

Christmas Carol (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2017

In his "e;Ghostly little book,"e; Charles Dickens invents the modern concept of Christmas Spirit and offers one of the world's most adapted and imitated stories. We know Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, not only as fictional characters, but also as icons of the true meaning of Christmas in a world still plagued with avarice and cynicis

Great Expectations (Golden Deer Classics)

Great Expectations (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2017

Great Expectations is a novel by Charles Dickens first serialised in All the Year Round from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. It is regarded as one of his greatest and most sophisticated novels, and is one of his most enduringly popular, having been adapted for stage and screen over 250 times. Great Expectations is written in a semi-autobiographical style, and is the story of the orphan Pip, writing his life from his early days of childhood until adulthood. The story can also be considered semi-autobiographical of Dickens, like much of his work, drawing on his experiences of life and people. The action of the story takes place from Christmas Eve, 1812, when the protagonist is about seven years old, to the winter of 1840.

Christmas Classics: Charles Dickens Collection (With Original Illustrations)

Christmas Classics: Charles Dickens Collection (With Original Illustrations)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2017

This unique collection of "e;Christmas Classics: Charles Dickens Collection (With Original Illustrations)"e; has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. A Christmas CarolThe Chimes Oliver TwistA Christmas Tree David CopperfieldLittle Dorrit The Cricket on the HearthThe Battle of Life The Haunted Man What Christmas Is As We Grow Older The Poor Relation's Story The Child's StoryThe Schoolboy's StoryNobody's Story The Seven Poor Travellers The Holly-Tree The Wreck of the Golden Mary The Perils of Certain English Prisoners A House to Let The Haunted House A Message From the Sea Tom Tiddler's Ground Somebody's Luggage Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions Mugby Junction No ThoroughfareGreat ExpectationsThe Pickwick Papers

Pickwick Papers

Pickwick Papers

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2017

The Pickwick Papers is the first novel by Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely-related adventures. The novel's main character, Samuel Pickwick, Esquire, is a kind and wealthy old gentleman, and the founder and perpetual president of the Pickwick Club. To extend his researches into the quaint and curious phenomena of life, he suggests that he and three other "e;Pickwickians"e; (Mr Nathaniel Winkle, Mr Augustus Snodgrass, and Mr Tracy Tupman) should make journeys to remote places from London and report on their findings to the other members of the club. Their travels throughout the English countryside by coach provide the chief theme of the novel. A distinctive and valuable feature of the work is the generally accurate descriptions of the old coaching inns of England. Its main literary value and appeal is formed by its numerous memorable characters. Each character in The Pickwick Papers, as in many other Dickens novels, is drawn comically, often with exaggerated personalities.

Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2017

Dombey and Son is a novel by Charles Dickens. The story concerns Paul Dombey, the wealthy owner of the shipping company of the book's title, whose dream is to have a son to continue his business. The book begins when his son is born, and Dombey's wife dies shortly after giving birth. Following the advice of Mrs Louisa Chick, his sister, Dombey employs a wet nurse named Mrs Richards (Toodle). Dombey already has a daughter, Florence, whom he neglects. One day, Mrs Richards, Florence and her maid, Susan Nipper, secretly pay a visit to Mrs Richard's house in Staggs's Gardens so that she can see her children. During this trip, Florence becomes separated and is kidnapped for a short time by Good Mrs Brown before being returned to the streets. She makes her way to Dombey and Son's offices in the City and is guided there by Walter Gay, an employee, who first introduces her to his uncle, the navigation instrument maker Solomon Gills, at his shop the Wooden Midshipman.

Hard Times

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 05/07/2017

Brilliant adaptation of Charles Dickens biting novel 'Hard Times'.Dominated by Gradgrind and Bounderby, Coketown's prosperity is built on the cotton mills where thousands of men and women slave away for long hours and little pay. Gradgrind's obsession with material progress damages his children Louisa and Tom, leading to scandal and disaster. 'Hard Times' celebrates the importance of the human heart in an age obsessed with materialism. Circus, music, and dark comedy all go into the rich mix of this truly Dickensian theatrical tale.

Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2017

Little Dorrit is a serial novel by Charles Dickens. It is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society of the period. Much of Dickens' ire is focused upon the institutions of debtors' prisons-in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they have repaid their debts. The representative prison in this case is the Marshalsea where the author's own father had been imprisoned. Most of Dickens' other critiques in this particular novel concern the social safety net: industry and the treatment and safety of workers; the bureaucracy of the British Treasury and the separation of people based on the lack of interaction between the classes. Arthur Clenham, who is returning to London to see his mother following the death of his father with whom he had lived for twenty years in China. As he died, his father had given Arthur a mysterious watch, murmuring, "e;Your mother."e; Arthur assumes that it was intended for Mrs Clennam, whom he and the world supposed to be his mother.

Weihnachts-Klassiker: Die beliebtesten Romane, Geschichten & Marchen (Illustriert)

Weihnachts-Klassiker: Die beliebtesten Romane, Geschichten & Marchen (Illustriert)

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Inhalt:Die Heilige und ihr Narr (Agnes Gnther)Das Geschenk der Weisen (O.Henry)Der kleine Lord (Frances Hodgson Burnett)Heidi (Johanna Spyri)Weihnacht! (Karl May)Selma Lagerlf: ChristuslegendenDie Heilige NachtEin WeihnachtsgastDie MausefalleNils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise mit den WildgnsenDie Familie Pfffling (Agnes Sapper)Nuknacker und Mauseknig (E.T.A Hoffman)Bergkristall (Adalbert Stifter)Der Weihnachtsfund (Hermann Kurz)Vor dem Sturm (Theodor Fontane)Else von der Tanne (Wilhelm Raabe)Pinocchio (Carlo Collodi)Charles Dickens:Der WeihnachtsabendDas Heimchen am HerdeDer Kampf des LebensDie Silvester-GlockenDer Behexte und der Pakt mit dem GeisteDie Geschichte des SchuljungenDoktor Marigold Mrs. Lirripers FremdenpensionDie Geschichte des armen VerwandtenKlein-DorritOliver TwistEine Erzhlung fr Kinder (Leo Tolstoi)Da stand das Kind am Wege (Theodor Storm)Marthe und ihre Uhr (Theodor Storm)Das Sternenkind (Oscar Wilde)Der selbstschtige Riese (Oscar Wilde)Weihnacht (Karl Kraus)Pariser Weihnachten (Kurt Tucholsky)Die heilige Weihnachtszeit (Peter Rosegger)Als ich Christtagsfreude holen gingErste Weihnachten in der WaldheimatWeihnacht in WinkelstegHans Christian Andersen:Die SchneekniginDas Kleine Mdchen mit den SchwefelhlzchenDer TannenbaumDer standhafte ZinnsoldatDer allererste WeihnachtsbaumChristkindl-Ahnung im Advent (Ludwig Thoma)Luise Bchner: Die Frau HolleKnecht NikolausDie Geschichte vom Christkind und vom NikolausDie Geschichte vom Christkind-VogelDie Geschichte vom Krutchen EigensinnDie Geschichte vom TannenbumchenDie Geschichte vom WeihnachtsmarktBrder Grimm:SternthalerFrau HolleSneewittchenDie Wichtelmnner..."e;

Weihnachtsgeschichten: Uber 100 Erzahlungen, Sagen & Marchen (Illustriert)

Weihnachtsgeschichten: Uber 100 Erzahlungen, Sagen & Marchen (Illustriert)

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Inhalt:Bergkristall (Adalbert Stifter)Charles Dickens:Der WeihnachtsabendDas Heimchen am HerdeDer Kampf des LebensDie Silvester-GlockenDer Behexte und der Pakt mit dem GeisteDie Geschichte des SchuljungenDoktor Marigold Mrs. Lirripers FremdenpensionDie Geschichte des armen VerwandtenEine Erzhlung fr Kinder (Leo Tolstoi)Selma Lagerlf:ChristuslegendenDie Heilige NachtEin WeihnachtsgastDie MausefalleDas Geschenk der Weisen (O.Henry)Da stand das Kind am Wege (Theodor Storm)Marthe und ihre Uhr (Theodor Storm)Das Sternenkind (Oscar Wilde)Der selbstschtige Riese (Oscar Wilde)Weihnacht (Karl Kraus)Pariser Weihnachten (Kurt Tucholsky)Die heilige Weihnachtszeit (Peter Rosegger)Als ich Christtagsfreude holen gingErste Weihnachten in der WaldheimatWeihnacht in WinkelstegHans Christian Andersen:Die SchneekniginDas Kleine Mdchen mit den SchwefelhlzchenDer TannenbaumDer standhafte ZinnsoldatDer kleine Lord (Frances Hodgson Burnett)Nuknacker und Mauseknig (E.T.A Hoffman)Der Schneemann (Manfred Kyber)Der kleine Tannenbaum (Manfred Kyber)Das Geheimnis der Mischung (Ludwig Ganghofer)Das Weihnachtsland (Heinrich Seidel)Ein WeihnachtsmrchenEine WeihnachtsgeschichteAm See und im SchneeBrder Grimm:SternthalerFrau HolleSneewittchenDie WichtelmnnerLttjemann und Pttjerinchen (Hermann Lns)Puck KraihenfootDer allererste WeihnachtsbaumDie kleine Tnzerin aus der Sperlingsgasse (Wilhelm Raabe )Das Elixir (Georg Ebers)Die NsseDie graue LockeChristkindl-Ahnung im Advent (Ludwig Thoma)Luise Bchner: Die Frau HolleKnecht NikolausChristkind und vom NikolausChristkind-VogelKrutchen EigensinnTannenbumchen...

Dickens-Klassiker: Doktor Marigold,  Oliver Twist, Klein-Dorrit, Der Weihnachtsabend,David Copperfield, Der Kampf des Lebens und viel mehr (Vollstandige deutsche Ausgabe)

Dickens-Klassiker: Doktor Marigold, Oliver Twist, Klein-Dorrit, Der Weihnachtsabend,David Copperfield, Der Kampf des Lebens und viel mehr (Vollstandige deutsche Ausgabe)

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 04/07/2017

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Inhalt:Der WeihnachtsabendOliver TwistKlein-DorritDavid CopperfieldDas Heimchen am HerdeDer Kampf des LebensDie Silvester-GlockenDer Behexte und der Pakt mit dem GeisteDie Geschichte des SchuljungenDoktor MarigoldMrs. Lirripers FremdenpensionDie Geschichte des armen VerwandtenCharles Dickens (1812-1870) war ein englischer Schriftsteller. Zu seinen bekanntesten Werken gehren Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Eine Geschichte aus zwei Stdten, Groe Erwartungen sowie Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte. 1843 verfasste Dickens Eine Weihnachtsgeschichte in der Absicht, die Aufmerksamkeit des Lesers auf die Not der Armen in der Gesellschaft Englands zu lenken. (Der herzlose Geschftemacher Ebenezer Scrooge wandelt sich zu einem gtigen, die Not der Menschen lindernden alten Herren. Dickens bedient sich hierfr der Mittel der Groteske: Am Heiligen Abend erscheint dem alten Geizhals der Geist seines verstorbenen Geschftspartners Marley, der zu Lebzeiten noch geiziger als Scrooge war, und prophezeit Scrooge ein dsteres Ende fr den Fall, dass er sein Leben nicht grundlegend ndere. Danach zeigt sich der Geist der vergangenen Weihnacht, der Scrooge in seine Kindheit zurckversetzt...)

Nicholas Nickleby

Nicholas Nickleby

Author: Charles Dickens Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/07/2017

Eine Geschichte von zwei Stadten

Eine Geschichte von zwei Stadten

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 01/07/2017

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) veroffentlichte seinen Roman 1859, nachdem er einige Jahre zuvor Paris besucht hatte. Angesiedelt ist der Roman in der Franzosischen Revolution und schildert die dramatische, in den beiden Stadten London und Paris spielende Lebensgeschichte von Dr. Manette und dessen Tochter Lucie. Mit 200 Millionen verkaufter Exemplare gilt A Tale of Two Cities"e;, so der Originaltitel, als das meistverkaufte original englischsprachige Buch uberhaupt. Die Orthografie dieser Ausgabe wurde der neuen deutschen Rechtschreibung angepasst und die Interpunktion behutsam modernisiert.

Weihnachts-Sammelband: Uber 250 Romane, Erzahlungen &  Gedichte fur die Weihnachtszeit (Illustrierte Ausgabe)

Weihnachts-Sammelband: Uber 250 Romane, Erzahlungen & Gedichte fur die Weihnachtszeit (Illustrierte Ausgabe)

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Inhalt:Advent (Rainer Maria Rilke)Die heil'gen Drei Knige (Heinrich Heine)Das Geschenk der Weisen (O.Henry)Heidi (Johanna Spyri)Weihnacht! (Karl May)Selma Lagerlf: ChristuslegendenDie Heilige NachtEin WeihnachtsgastDie MausefalleNils Holgerssons wunderbare Reise mit den WildgnsenDie Familie Pfffling (Agnes Sapper)Nuknacker und Mauseknig (E.T.A Hoffman)Bergkristall (Adalbert Stifter)Der Weihnachtsfund (Hermann Kurz)Vor dem Sturm (Theodor Fontane)Weihnachten (Theodor Fontane)Else von der Tanne (Wilhelm Raabe)Weihnachtslied (Theodor Storm)Charles Dickens:Der WeihnachtsabendDas Heimchen am HerdeDer Kampf des LebensDie Silvester-GlockenDer Behexte und der Pakt mit dem GeisteDie Geschichte des SchuljungenDoktor Marigold Mrs. Lirripers FremdenpensionDie Geschichte des armen VerwandtenKlein-DorritOliver TwistEine Erzhlung fr Kinder (Leo Tolstoi)Da stand das Kind am Wege (Theodor Storm)Marthe und ihre Uhr (Theodor Storm)Das Sternenkind (Oscar Wilde)Der selbstschtige Riese (Oscar Wilde)Weihnacht (Karl Kraus)Pariser Weihnachten (Kurt Tucholsky)Die heilige Weihnachtszeit (Peter Rosegger)Als ich Christtagsfreude holen gingErste Weihnachten in der WaldheimatWeihnacht in WinkelstegHans Christian Andersen:Die SchneekniginDas Kleine Mdchen mit den SchwefelhlzchenDer TannenbaumDer standhafte ZinnsoldatDer allererste WeihnachtsbaumChristkindl-Ahnung im Advent (Ludwig Thoma)Luise Bchner: Die Frau HolleKnecht NikolausDie Geschichte vom Christkind und vom NikolausDie Geschichte vom Christkind-VogelDie Geschichte vom Krutchen EigensinnDie Geschichte vom TannenbumchenDie Geschichte vom WeihnachtsmarktBrder Grimm:SternthalerFrau HolleSneewittchen...

Die groen Klassiker der englischen Literatur - Uber 40 Titel in einem Band (Vollstandige deutsche Ausgaben)

Die groen Klassiker der englischen Literatur - Uber 40 Titel in einem Band (Vollstandige deutsche Ausgaben)

Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfaltig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Inhalt: Das Herz der Finsternis (Joseph Conrad) Stolz und Vorurteil (Jane Austen) Sturmhohe (Emily Bronte) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte) Alice im Wunderland (Lewis Carrol) Tom Jones (Henry Fielding) Jahrmarkt der Eitelkeit (William Makepeace Thackeray) Adam Bede (George Eliot) David Copperfield (Charles Dickens) Eine Geschichte aus zwei Stadten (Charles Dickens) Oliver Twist (Charles Dickens) Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe) Die Abenteuer des Sherlock Holmes (Arthur Conan Doyle) Eine Studie in Scharlachrot (Arthur Conan Doyle) Der seltsame Fall des Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) Die Schatzinsel (Robert Louis Stevenson) Die Abenteuer des Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) Der kleine Lord (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Ivanhoe (Walter Scott) Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde) Der scharlachrote Buchstabe (Nathaniel Hawthorne) Gullivers Reisen (Jonathan Swift) Leben und Ansichten von Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne) Die Frau in Wei (Wilkie Collins) Walden oder Leben in den Waldern (Henry David Thoreau) Moby-Dick (Herman Melville) Bartleby, der Schreiber (Herman Melville) Onkel Toms Hutte (Harriet Beecher Stowe) Das Dschungelbuch (Rudyard Kipling) Father Brown: Gesammelte Kriminalgeschichten (G. K. Chesterton) Schau heimwarts, Engel! (Thomas Wolfe) Aufstand in der Wuste (T. E. Lawrence) Die Schuld des Anderen (Edgar Wallace) Das geheimnisvolle Haus (Edgar Wallace) Die Legende Von Sleepy Hollow (Washington Irving) Rip Van Winkle (Washington Irving) Der Doppelmord in der Rue Morgue (Edgar Allan Poe) Die denkwurdigen Erlebnisse des Artur Gordon Pym (Edgar Allan Poe) Das Geschenk der Weisen (O. Henry) Die karmesinrote Kerze (Ambrose Bierce) Eine Blaugras-Penelope (Bret Harte)

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2017

Dickens' gripping portrayal of London's dark criminal underbelly through the eyes of the orphan Oliver.

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 20/06/2017

Dickens' gripping portrayal of London's dark criminal underbelly through the eyes of the orphan Oliver.

Grandes Esperanzas (Golden Deer Classics)

Grandes Esperanzas (Golden Deer Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Golden Deer Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2017

La novela narra la historia del huerfano Pip, quien describe su vida desde su ninez hasta su madurez tratando de convertirse en un hombre de nobleza a lo largo de su vida. Se puede decir que se trata de un Bildungsroman. La historia puede tambien ser considerada como una semi-autobiografia de Dickens, al igual que muchas de sus obras, en la cual mezcla sus experiencias de vidas con su entorno social. La trama de la historia toma lugar desde la vspera de Navidad de 1812, cuando el protagonista tiene solo siete aos de edad, hasta el invierno de 1840

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2017

Two photographers from very different cultures swap cities. Chinese photographer Yu Haibo travels to Canberra to capture the young Australian capital, and Canberra photographer Lee Grant travels to Beijing to capture images of the ancient Chinese city. As the two of them photograph the sister cities, they discover new perspectives and come to realize that these two national capitals with their different types of government and their contrasting populations have much in common.

Tale of Two Cities

Tale of Two Cities

Author: Charles Dickens Format: eBook Release Date: 13/06/2017

Two photographers from very different cultures swap cities. Chinese photographer Yu Haibo travels to Canberra to capture the young Australian capital, and Canberra photographer Lee Grant travels to Beijing to capture images of the ancient Chinese city. As the two of them photograph the sister cities, they discover new perspectives and come to realize that these two national capitals with their different types of government and their contrasting populations have much in common.

David Copperfield - Tome II (Cronos Classics)

David Copperfield - Tome II (Cronos Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2017

La vie de David Copperfield est sans histoire jusqu'au jour ou sa mere se remarie. Maltraite par son beau-pere, envoye en pension, David commence une lente descente aux enfers. Travaillant a Londres pour survivre, il n'a plus qu'une idee en tete: s'enfuir et retrouver le bonheur perdu... Mais il ne peux compter que sur lui et la providence pour s'en sortir...

David Copperfield - Tome I (Cronos Classics)

David Copperfield - Tome I (Cronos Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2017

La vie de David Copperfield est sans histoire jusqu'au jour ou sa mere se remarie. Maltraite par son beau-pere, envoye en pension, David commence une lente descente aux enfers. Travaillant a Londres pour survivre, il n'a plus qu'une idee en tete: s'enfuir et retrouver le bonheur perdu... Mais il ne peux compter que sur lui et la providence pour s'en sortir...

Uncommercial Traveller (Cronos Classics)

Uncommercial Traveller (Cronos Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2017

The Uncommercial Traveller is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. In 1859 Dickens founded a new journal called All the Year Round and the Uncommercial Traveller articles would be among his main contributions. He seems to have chosen the title and persona of the Uncommercial Traveller as a result of a speech he gave on the 22 December 1859 to the Commercial Travellers' School London in his role as honorary chairman and treasurer. The persona sits well with a writer who liked to travel, not only as a tourist, but also to research and report what he found; visiting Europe, America and giving book readings throughout Britain. Dickens began by writing seventeen episodes, which were printed in All the Year Round between 28 January and 13 October 1860 and these were published in a single edition in 1861. He sporadically produced eleven more articles between 1863-65 and an expanded edition of the work was printed in 1866. Once more he returned to the persona with some more sketches written 1868-69 and a complete set of these articles was published posthumously in 1875.

Martin Chuzzlewit (Cronos Classics)

Martin Chuzzlewit (Cronos Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2017

Martin Chuzzlewit has been raised by his grandfather and namesake. Years before, Martin senior took the precaution of raising an orphaned girl, Mary Graham. She is to be his nursemaid, with the understanding that she will be well cared for only as long as Martin senior lives. She thus has strong motivation to promote his well-being, in contrast to his relatives, who only want to inherit his money. However, his grandson Martin falls in love with Mary and wishes to marry her, ruining Martin senior's plans. When Martin refuses to give up the engagement, his grandfather disinherits him.

Sketches by Boz (Cronos Classics)

Sketches by Boz (Cronos Classics)

Author: Charles Dickens, Cronos Classics Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2017

Sketches by Boz is a collection of short pieces published by Charles Dickens in 1836. Dickens' career as a writer of fiction truly began with this collection in 1833, when he started writing humorous sketches for The Morning Chronicle, using the pen-name "e;Boz"e;. The first edition was accompanied by illustrations by George Cruikshank. The sketch "e;Mr. Minns and his Cousin"e; (originally titled "e;A Dinner at Poplar Walk"e;) was the first piece of fiction that Dickens ever had published.