David Starkey introduces two rare pieces on the history of England by two of our greatest novelists...
As David Starkey says:
"[Austen and Dickens] both deserve to be read not just because of what they tell us about the authors and their times but because they are written with a freshness and a wit of which only great writers are capableâ€
â€¢ Experience sixteen year old Austen disrespectfully summarizing the career of every monarch from Henry IV to Charles I.
â€¢ Relive in gory and dramatic detail the lives of Elizabeth I, James I and twists and turns throughout history.
â€¢ Be guided by David Starkeyâ€™s absorbing and insightful introduction revealing his opinion of Austen and Dickens and of their skill as historians.
Closing date: 04/07/2018
Publication date: 02/11/2006
Publisher: Icon Books Ltd
|Publication date:||2nd November 2006|
|Author:||Jane Austen and Charles Dickens|
|Publisher:||Icon Books Ltd|
Jane Austen (1775 - 1817) wrote six famous books including Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion. Despite being only moderately successful in her lifetime, her six novels are famous and have been adapted for television and film on numerous occasions.Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870) was the author of classics such as Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol and A Tale of Two Cities. His first commercial success was The Pickwick Papers which became a publishing phenomenon and was easily the most widely read literary work in English to that date. Such is his enduring legacy that none of his books have ...More About Jane Austen and Charles Dickens