Hard Times A bitter and scathing satire on the belief in "Facts, nothing but Facts" in education, the results developed in a tale of deep and pathetic interest.
Dickens' descriptions of life in Victorian England seem apropos today. His characters memorable long after the story ends. Hard Times pokes fun and denounces simultaneously the utilitarian view of society.
Hard Times is Dickens shortest novel. Worth a read.
Charles Dickens One of the most famous works of fiction ever written, A Tale of Two Cities presents a portrait of Paris and London in the years before and after the French Revolution. It follows a pair of protagonists, the French aristocrat Charles Darnay and the British barrister Sydney Carton, as their lives are dramatically altered by the wrath of the revolutionaries. A Tale of Two Cities addresses the fundamentally dual nature of humanity, and a reflects on what it means to do the right thing, regardless of how the world perceives it.
Charles Dickens The novel centers around a poor young man by the name of Pip, who is given the chance to make himself a gentleman by a mysterious benefactor. Great Expectations offers a fascinating view of the differences between classes during the Victorian era, as well as a great sense of comedy and pathos.
Charles Dickens The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralised 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 time period. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.
Charles Dickens Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s beloved, autobiographical tale of a poor boy haunted by a dark secret and harboring grand hopes for his future as a gentleman. Pip, the story’s narrator, takes us through his early life—from his brush with an escaped convict on the marshes of southeast England to his exposure to genteel society through the warped old Miss Havisham and her icy protégé, the alluring young Estella. Apprenticed to the blacksmith, the tender-hearted Joe, Pip’s fortunes change dramatically thanks to a mysterious benefactor, and he must figure out what is real and what is false as he navigates his new world, while never quite escaping his old. Considered by many to be Dickens’s greatest work, Great Expectations will transport you, move you, and stay with you forever.
Beautifully yet simply formatted, carefully edited, and featuring more than 30 illustrations from the artists who realized the first serialized chapters and many of the early book editions of Great Expectations, this is the definitive digital version of the Dickens classic.
Includes a short biography of Charles Dickens and an addendum of his originally conceived ending.
Charles Dickens The story is about an orphan, Oliver Twist, who endures a miserable existence in a workhouse and then is placed with an undertaker. He escapes and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets.
Charles Dickens This edition of Dickens’s immortal classic, A Christmas Carol, includes the original color illustrations by John Leech, as well as another 20 woodcut engravings by Sol Eytinge Jr. from the 1869 American edition by Ticknor & Fields. Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication. Includes a short introduction and bio.
Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly old curmudgeon who spurns Christmas as a “humbug,” is given the chance to redeem himself through the intervention of four Spirits on Christmas Eve. If reading Dickens’s most beloved story doesn't put you in the true spirit of Christmas, you may be beyond hope.
As Scrooge’s nephew Fred said, “I have always thought of Christmas time . . . as a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”
Or as Tiny Tim put it more succinctly, “God bless us every one!”
Charles Dickens & John Leech A cruel and bitter old miser is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve to help him reflect on his past, present, and future in one of the most widely read and frequently adapted holiday classics.
Charles Dickens The novel traces the life of David Copperfield from the time of his birth to his mature manhood, when he is married and familiar with the vicissitudes of life. His early years are enjoyable with his mother — who was widowed shortly before his birth — and with her servant, Peggotty. Life is happy for David until his mother decides to marry Mr. Murdstone; afterward, life becomes unbearable for David. He is soon sent to a miserable school where he becomes friendly with James Steerforth, a fellow student.
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens' classic tells the coming-of-age story of Pip, the orphan who rose from miserable destitution to great wealth, with the help of a mysterious benefactor. For better or worse, Pip's life is defined through his relationships with Dickens' trademark complex supporting cast: Estella, a fellow orphan with whom Pip is infatuated; Miss Havisham, the manipulative and wealthy spinster; Joe Gargery, the closest thing to a parent Pip has ever known; a pair of escaped convicts; and many, many more.
Charles Dickens Orphaned and alone, young Oliver Twist travels to London to escape his life of poverty and abuse. Instead he falls in with a group of young pickpockets and con artists, led by the deceptively complex master thief Fagin. In his second novel, Charles Dickens creates a portrait of innocence that thrives in spite of misfortune, temptation, and societal ills. The supporting characters are equally fascinating, including the monstrous Bill Sykes, the cocky Artful Dodger, and the tragic Nancy.
Charles Dickens "I am the Ghost of Christmas Present," said the Spirit. "Look upon me!"
The holiday season brings the chance to give, and what better gift is there than one of the most beloved stories in the English language? This year, we at Atria Books are offering a free ebook edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perfect companion for a cozy night by the fire.
Since its publication in 1843, A Christmas Carol and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge have become literary classics. Illuminated with practical scholarship and questions for discussion, this edition makes a charming package that includes the facts behind the fiction, as well as the pure joy and magic of this timeless tale about the true meaning of Christmas.
Charles Dickens Considered one of Charles Dickens’ greatest novels,Bleak House is at once a complex character study and a scathing indictment of the British legal system. Dickens employs a unique narrative structure, alternating between a near-omniscient third-person narrator to, in some chapters, the first-person perspective of one of his characters: Esther Summerson. Esther, along with the rest of Bleak House’s extensive cast of characters, find their lives in constant flux due to the seemingly endless property litigation of Jarndyce and Jarndyce, a case representing all the damage done by the court’s strict adherence to unimportant procedure.
Charles Dickens Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 - 9 June 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.
Charles Dickens In May 1827, the Pickwick Club of London, headed by Samuel Pickwick, decides to establish a traveling society in which four members journey about England and make reports on their travels. The four members are Mr. Pickwick, a kindly retired businessman and philosopher whose thoughts never rise above the commonplace; Tracy Tupman, a ladies' man who never makes a conquest; Augustus Snodgrass, a poet who never writes a poem; and Nathaniel Winkle, a sportsman of tremendous ineptitude.
Charles Dickens & AudibleBooks 'A Christmas Carol - Read Aloud Edition' is edition of Charles Dickens's famous classic 'A Christmas Carol' with read aloud feature expressing by highlighting the each text word narrative through dubbing artist.
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Charles Dickens In his eleventh novel, illustrated by Phiz and published by Bradbury and Evans, Dickens' childhood memories of his father's imprisonment in the Marshalsea for debt are brought forth again as the centerpiece of the story of William Dorrit, whose family is also imprisoned there.
Charles Dickens While the three ghosts that visited Ebenezer Scrooge was Charles Dickens' most famous apparitions, his interest in the supernatural did not end there. Three Ghost Stories is just that: a collection of three different stories that are true Gothic classics. The three stories, The Signal Man, The Haunted House and The Trial for Murder were sensational for their time and continue to hold up well, thanks to Charles Dickens' superb skills at storytelling. The Signal Man is the most well known of the three, chronicling the haunting of a railroad signal man who is visited by a ghost just before a tragic event is to happen on the railway. If you like Dickens and tales of spectres and the supernatural, you'll love Three Ghost Stories.
Charles Dickens The sensational bestselling story of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, seems to belong less to the history of the Victorian novel than to folklore, fairy tale, or myth. The sorrows of Nell and her grandfather are offset by Dickens's creation of a dazzling contemporary world inhabited by some of his most brilliantly drawn characters-the eloquent ne'er-do-well Dick Swiveller; the hungry maid known as the "Marchioness"; the mannish lawyer Sally Brass; Quilp's brow-beaten mother-in-law; and Quilp himself, the lustful, vengeful dwarf, whose demonic energy makes a vivid counterpoint to Nell's purity.
Charles Dickens If you lived in 1859 (which we are sure you didn't) and had been interested in literature or simply in need of entertainment you probably would have woken one day wondering: I need to get that new episode of Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Yes, they did not have television, but they invented the idea of "episodes" long before. And book "installments" (31 in our case) were a big chunk of the entertainment of those days, published, where else, in the newspapers. Later on A Tale of Two Cities turned into pretty much every possible form: countless print editions, movies (from silent to full-color), radio versions, TV series, musicals, operas even comics. It's crazy but quite a beautiful destiny for a highly influential story set against the troublesome times of the French Revolution. Haven't read it yet? Now is you chance!
Charles Dickens Our Mutual Friend (written in the years 1864–65) is the last novel completed by Charles Dickens and is one of his most sophisticated works, combining psychological insight with social analysis. It centres on, in the words of critic J. Hillis Miller, "money, money, money, and what money can make of life", but is also about human values. In the opening chapters a body is found in the Thames and identified as that of John Harmon, a young man recently returned to London to receive his inheritance. Were he alive, his father's will would require him to marry Bella Wilfer, a beautiful, mercenary girl whom he had never met. Instead, the money passes to the working-class Boffins, and the effects spread into various corners of London society.
Charles Dickens Great expectations, Charles Dickens. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/1799 . Great expectations / Charles Dickens ; edited by Angus Calder Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870 Calder, Angus 511 p. ; 19 cm Penguin Books Harmondsworth 1965 Penguin English library ; EL3
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Aldous Huxley, Jane Austen, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, E. E. Cummings, Alexandre Dumas, Joseph Conrad, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Victor Hugo & E. M. Forster This book contains now several HTML 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.
This 1st volume contains the following 50 works, arranged alphabetically by authors’ last names:
Alcott, Louisa May: Little Women Austen, Jane: Pride and Prejudice Austen, Jane: Emma Balzac, Honoré de: Father Goriot Barbusse, Henri: The Inferno Brontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall Brontë, Charlotte: Jane Eyre Brontë, Emily: Wuthering Heights Burroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the Apes Butler, Samuel: The Way of All Flesh Carroll, Lewis: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Cather, Willa: My Ántonia Cervantes, Miguel de: Don Quixote Chopin, Kate: The Awakening Cleland, John: Fanny Hill Collins, Wilkie: The Moonstone Conrad, Joseph: Heart of Darkness Conrad, Joseph: Nostromo Cooper, James Fenimore: The Last of the Mohicans Crane, Stephen: The Red Badge of Courage Cummings, E. E.: The Enormous Room Defoe, Daniel: Robinson Crusoe Defoe, Daniel: Moll Flanders Dickens, Charles: Bleak House Dickens, Charles: Great Expectations Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: Crime and Punishment Dostoyevsky, Fyodor: The Idiot Doyle, Arthur Conan: The Hound of the Baskervilles Dreiser, Theodore: Sister Carrie Dumas, Alexandre: The Three Musketeers Dumas, Alexandre: The Count of Monte Cristo Eliot, George: Middlemarch Fielding, Henry: Tom Jones Flaubert, Gustave: Madame Bovary Flaubert, Gustave: Sentimental Education Ford, Ford Madox: The Good Soldier Forster, E. M.: A Room With a View Forster, E. M.: Howards End Gaskell, Elizabeth: North and South Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von: The Sorrows of Young Werther Gogol, Nikolai: Dead Souls Gorky, Maxim: The Mother Haggard, H. Rider: King Solomon’s Mines Hardy, Thomas: Tess of the D’Urbervilles Hawthorne, Nathaniel: The Scarlet Letter Homer: The Odyssey Hugo, Victor: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Hugo, Victor: Les Misérables Huxley, Aldous: Crome Yellow James, Henry: The Portrait of a Lady
Charles Dickens This Top Five Classics edition of Dickens's immortal A Tale of Two Cities includes the original unabridged text, more than 40 illustrations from the 1859 first edition by "Phiz" and from the 1872 edition by Frederick Barnard. In addition, it features a short author bio and an Introduction by Dickens scholar and novelist Andrei Baltakmens (author of The Raven's Seal).
A Tale of Two Cities opens in 1775, when Doctor Manette is reunited with his daughter Lucie after having been locked away in the Bastille for 18 years. Lucie nurtures her half-mad father back to health, but their troubles are far from over, as their lives become entangled with the emigrant son of the Marquis St. Evrémonde, the wayward ne'er-do-well Sydney Carton, and the vengeful Madame and Monsieur Defarge. Set against the terror and turmoil of the French Revolution, A Tale of Two Cities is one of Charles Dickens's most loved works—a historical adventure of high drama and surprising depth.
Charles Dickens & John Leech A Christmas Carol (Audio Edition) is a fully integrated text and audio book of Charles Dickens classic Christmas tale. This title also features the orginal John Leech illustrations.
First published in 1843, A Christmas Carol follows the story Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation as he is visited by Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come.
Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, A. A. Milne, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jack London & John Buchan Mystery Stories is a collection of exciting tales from the masters of mystery storytelling including Arthur Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Jack London, A. A. Milne, John Buchan, and Christopher Morley.
Charles Dickens Oliver Twist s'inspire au moins en partie de l'histoire autobiographique de Robert Blincoe, publiée dans les années 1830 et très appréciée du public — même si subsiste un doute quant à son authenticité — où l'auteur, orphelin élevé à la dure dans un hospice paroissial, est soumis à un labeur forcé et aux pires souffrances dans une manufacture de coton.
Charles Dickens This new ebook edition of the Dickens classic includes the full text, a full active and linked table of contents, and thirty-one illustrations by acclaimed illustrator Arthur Rackham, many in full color. The images have been carefully restored and formatted for display on modern ebook reading devices.
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.
Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, M. R. James, Washington Irving, Algernon Blackwood, Henry James, Ambrose Bierce & Arthur Machen Ghost Stories is a collection of chilling tales from the masters of ghost storytelling including Charles Dickens, Washington Irving, M. R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, Ambrose Bierce, and Rudyard Kipling, Henry James and Guy de Maupassant.
Charles Dickens The story is more about the spirit of the holidays than about the holidays themselves, harking back to the first of the series, A Christmas Carol. The tale centers around a Professor Redlaw and those close to him.
Charles Dickens The story is within a small family. The husband, John Peerybingle who is a carrier and his wife Dot who is very young. They have a son and their nanny lives with them. It is this chirps of this Cricket, which makes them feel the security and sense some danger that comes to the house. One fine day, a mysterious elderly stranger visits this family and takes up lodging with them for a few days.
Charles Dickens The Complete works of Charles Dickens in one giant collection with plot summaries, chapter analysis, character profiles, and a biography on the life and times of Charles Dickens. The collection is divided by category to help you quickly find any book you want.
Christmas Stories of Charles Dickens:
The Battle of Life
A Christmas Carol
The Cricket on the Hearth
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
Some Christmas Stories
Non-Fiction and Essays of Charles Dickens:
A Child's History of England
Pictures From Italy
Letters of Charles Dickens
Novels of Charles Dickens:
Dombey and Son
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Old Curiosity Shop
Our Mutual Friend
The Pickwick Papers
A Tale of Two Cities
Speeches of Charles Dickens
Novellas and Stories of Charles Dickens:
Novellas Short Stories of Charles Dickens
Captain Boldheart & the Latin-Grammar Master
Contributions to All The Year Round
George Silverman's Explanation
Going into Society
A House to Let
The Perils of Certain English Prisoners
The Seven Poor Travellers
Sketches by Boz
Charles Dickens A Holiday Romance is a collection of four short interconnected stories written from the point of view of four children. The children are on holiday and are living out their fantasies, which come from all manner of adventure and romance stories and involve everything from weddings to courts martial, to pass the time. With this work, Dickens seeks not only to entertain but to advocate for freedom of imagination and fancy.
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens dedicated this engaging volume to his own children, in whom he hoped to inspire an interest in history. Written with Dickens’s characteristic eye for detail, the history covers the period from 50 B.C. to 1689, ending with a chapter summarizing events from then until Queen Victoria’s accession to the throne in 1837.
Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers, Charles Dickens. Revised version of http://ota.ox.ac.uk/id/2130 . First edition published in 1837 . Text based on the HTML version at www.bibliomania.com. Converted to SGML by Sara Triggs of the OED North American Reading Program..
Charles Dickens Deepen students' understanding of Charles Dickens' classic tale with this interactive eBooks. This digital edition includes an interactive glossary with extensive definitions and explanations of words, phrases, and historical terms to aid student understanding. Illustrations from three Victorian era editions of the book and images from five film adaptations are embedded in the text. Sidebars give students more information about the place and time period in which the book is set. Multiple choice questions end each chapter for students to self-assess comprehension. This digital edition of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was prepared by Eliza Triggs for Staples High School in Westport, Connecticut. This text is designed to solely to enrich student learning and is not for profit.
Charles Dickens Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens' 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.
Charles Dickens Charles Dickens classic coming of age masterpiece Great Expectations: Audio Edition follows the life of protagonist, Pip. This eBook includes chapter-to-chapter audio at the beginning of every chapter, so you can now read or listen to Dickens classic tale.
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Charles Dickens Dickens sixth novel, written after taking a year off during which he visited America for the first time, was less than enthusiastically received. The novel deals with the greed of Old Martin's relatives, chiefly Mr. Pecksniff, hoping to inherit his wealth.
Charles Dickens In this Ghostly little book, to raise the Ghost of an Idea, which shall not put my readers out of humour with themselves, with each other, with the season, or with me. May it haunt their houses pleasantly, and no one wish to lay it.