A Child's History of England

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Charles Dickens, considered the greatest English novelists of the Victorian era, wrote this energetic history with the English child in mind.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781313458429
  • Publisher: HardPress Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2013
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most widely read English writers. Dickens started his writing career as a freelance reporter for the proctors in the Court of Doctors' commons, which later served as a source of information and inspiration for many of his vivid characters and social novels. In 1832, at the age of 20, he became a reporter on The Mirror of Parliament and on The Trues Sun. Dickens reported from the gallery of the House of Commons. He soon moved to larger newspapers which presented him with the opportunity to publish a series of papers. Sketches by Boz and Pickwick Papers were published in 1836, the year he married Catherine Hogarth with whom he had 10 children and whom he divorced later in life. Dickens wrote relentlessly with his first novels appearing in monthly instalments, a popular fashion at the time: Oliver Twist (1837-1839), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841) and Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'Eighty as part of the Master Humphrey's Clock series (1840-1841). Numerous other novels followed: David Copperfield, Bleak House, A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend, and the unfinished The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Presenting his readers with a plethora of vivid characters, Dickens's novels were a medium for social commentary as he was a fierce critic of poverty and social divisions of Victorian society. Many of his novels have been adapted for theatre, cinema and television.

Biography

Born on February 7, 1812, Charles Dickens was the second of eight children in a family burdened with financial troubles. Despite difficult early years, he became the most successful British writer of the Victorian age.

In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in a debtor's prison. Once they were released, Charles attended a private school for three years. The young man then became a solicitor's clerk, mastered shorthand, and before long was employed as a Parliamentary reporter. When he was in his early twenties, Dickens began to publish stories and sketches of London life in a variety of periodicals.

It was the publication of Pickwick Papers (1836-1837) that catapulted the twenty-five-year-old author to national renown. Dickens wrote with unequaled speed and often worked on several novels at a time, publishing them first in monthly installments and then as books. His early novels Oliver Twist (1837-1838), Nicholas Nickleby (1838-1839), The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-1841), and A Christmas Carol (1843) solidified his enormous, ongoing popularity. As Dickens matured, his social criticism became increasingly biting, his humor dark, and his view of poverty darker still. David Copperfield (1849-1850), Bleak House (1852-1853), Hard Times (1854), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Great Expectations (1860-1861), and Our Mutual Friend (1864-1865) are the great works of his masterful and prolific period.

In 1858 Dickens's twenty-three-year marriage to Catherine Hogarth dissolved when he fell in love with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. The last years of his life were filled with intense activity: writing, managing amateur theatricals, and undertaking several reading tours that reinforced the public's favorable view of his work but took an enormous toll on his health. Working feverishly to the last, Dickens collapsed and died on June 8, 1870, leaving The Mystery of Edwin Drood uncompleted.

Author biography from the Barnes & Noble Classics edition of David Copperfield.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Charles John Huffam Dickens (full name) "Boz" (pen name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 7, 1812
    2. Place of Birth:
      Portsmouth, England
    1. Date of Death:
      June 18, 1870
    2. Place of Death:
      Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Table of Contents

Chapter I Ancient England and the Romans 1

Chapter II Ancient England Under the Early Saxons 8

Chapter III England Under the Good Saxon, Alfred 12

Chapter IV England Under Athelstan and the Six Boy-Kings 17

Chapter V England Under Canute the Dane 26

Chapter VI England Under Harold Harefoot, Hardicanute, and Edward the Confessor 28

Chapter VII England Under Harold the Second, and Conquered By the Normans 34

Chapter VIII England Under William the First, The Norman Conqueror 38

Chapter IX England Under William the Second, Called Rufus 44

Chapter X England Under Henry the First, Called Fine-Scholar 50

Chapter XI England Under Matilda and Stephen 58

Chapter XII England Under Henry the Second 61

Part the First 61

Part the Second 70

Chapter XIII England Under Richard the First, Called the Lion-Heart 76

Chapter XIV England Under King John, Called Lackland 84

Chapter XV England Under Henry the Third, Called, Of Winchester 94

Chapter XVI England Under Edward the First, Called Longshanks 104

Chapter XVII England Under Edward the Second 117

Chapter XVIII England Under Edward the Third 125

Chapter XIX England Under Richard the Second 135

Chapter XX England Under Henry the Fourth, Called Bolingbroke 144

Chapter XXI England Under Henry the Fifth 149

First Part 149

Second Part 155

Chapter XXII England Under Henry the Sixth 158

Part the First 158

Part the Second: The Story of Joan of Arc 160

Part the Third 167

Chapter XXIII England Under Edward the Fourth 175

Chapter XXIV England Under Edward the Fifth 182

Chapter XXV England Under Richard the Third 186

Chapter XXVI England Under Henry the Seventh 190

Chapter XXVII England Under Henry the Eighth, Called Bluff King Hal and Burly King Harry. Part the First 199

Chapter XXVIII England Under Henry the Eighth. Part the Second 208

Chapter XXIX England Under Edward the Sixth 216

Chapter XXX England Under Mary 222

Chapter XXXI England Under Elizabeth 232

First Part 232

Second Part 239

Third Part 247

Chapter XXXII England Under James the First 252

First Part 252

Second Part 259

Chapter XXXIII England Under Charles the First 265

First Part 265

Second Part 272

Third Part 279

Fourth Part 282

Chapter XXXIV England Under Oliver Cromwell 289

First Part 289

Second Part 296

Chapter XXXV England Under Charles the Second, Called the Merry Monarch 303

First Part 303

Second Part 310

Chapter XXXVI England Under James the Second 321

Chapter XXXVII 331

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  • Posted April 8, 2011

    Great Book-Not Just for Children

    I read this book many years ago before I bought a NOOK. I intend to buy it for my NOOK soon. This book is a synopsis of all the Kings of England and a description of what happened in their reign. I was surprised to learn of all the foreigners who came to England over the centuries and took over for a time. Romans, Danes and Normans and others all came there and at times took command over much of the country. It is certainly worth reading for adults even though the title makes one think it is only for young readers.

    11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2011

    Anonymous

    This book is a great book for learing about England.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 9, 2011

    Won't download

    Looked interesting, but unable to download.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    awww this stinks

    i couldn't download this book. it sounds good but i didn't get a chance to read it.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2012

    Hmm...

    Im a kid and this is pretty good

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2011

    To bouncy

    He doesn't stay on one topic,it's hard to read

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2011

    Unreadable

    Google books version of a defaced copy, withdrawn from the public library. Very poor text recognition, so that the text is garbled and unreadable.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 14, 2011

    boring book

    i think it should be more intresting

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    Books on a nook

    I love this book

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    Posted January 14, 2012

    Jhuh

    Dont get it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2014

    To Again boring

    No offense, but Charles Dickens is one of the most famous writers the world has known so far. If you think this book is boring, you most likely aren't intelligent enough to comprehend it. Do you even know why he's important? I advise you to Google him.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Again boring

    No offense Charles Dickens but your books are boring

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    Posted March 23, 2014

    Borinv

    Boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    History

    History is not fun to read to me anyway who wants to read about stuff that happend hundred years ago boreing

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    Posted September 11, 2013

    I like cows

    My vagina hurts

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    Posted July 29, 2013

    Lobe

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    Books

    My kids love it

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    Posted January 25, 2013

    Wonderful book! Very interesting and informative!

    When I finished the preview, I bought the whole book it was so good!!!

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    Posted January 20, 2013

    This book

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