The Complete Works of Charles Dickens [NOOK Book]

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This surely has to be the ULTIMATE Dickens eBook, with over 1,600 illustrations. In this colossal edition you will discover every novel, short story, novella, play, poem, letter, speech and article written by Charles Dickens. This really is the COMPLETE Dickens. (Current version: 10)

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Overview

This surely has to be the ULTIMATE Dickens eBook, with over 1,600 illustrations. In this colossal edition you will discover every novel, short story, novella, play, poem, letter, speech and article written by Charles Dickens. This really is the COMPLETE Dickens. (Current version: 10)

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* ALL 15 Novels and ALL illustrated with the original Victorian images
* Each text is annotated with concise introductions, giving valuable contextual information
* each novel and story collection has its own contents table
* Special Bonus text of Henry Morford's classic continuation of Edwin Drood - finish the novel at last!
* all of the Christmas stories and novellas with their original artwork
* the complete poetry, plays, letters and speeches
* ALL of the collaborative works with other authors - even the very rare ones
* beautifully illustrated with hundreds of Dickensian images
* rare images of how the monthly serials first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* includes bonus Pickwickiana text - Montcrieff's drama SAM WELLER, giving a taste of the Victorian craze - available nowhere else as a digital book
* includes John Forster's biography of Dickens; explore the great writer's amazing life!
* UPDATED with MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI by Thomas Egerton Wilks, which Dickens edited in his early career - first time in digital print.
* UPDATED with the improved MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS
* UPDATED with Charles Barnett's 1838 dramatic adaptation of OLIVER TWIST, first time in digital print
* UPDATED with no less than FIVE more biographies, including Mamie Dickens' memoir MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM
* UPDATED with a special criticism section of 14 texts, with essays by writers such as G.K. Chesterton, Andrew Lang and Henry James, examining Dickens' contribution to literature
* UPDATED with an Adaptations section, featuring Hallie Erminie Rives' TALES FROM DICKENS
* this truly is the Dickensian's perfect buy!

CONTENTS:
A DINNER AT POPLAR WALK

The Novels
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB
OLIVER TWIST
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
BARNABY RUDGE
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF 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
JOHN JASPER'S SECRET by Henry Morford

The Christmas Novellas
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE CHIMES
THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
THE BATTLE OF LIFE
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST'S BARGAIN

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES

The Short Story Collections
SKETCHES BY BOZ
ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ORDER OF THE SKETCHES
MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK
REPRINTED PIECES
THE MUDFOG PAPERS

The Collaborative Works
THE SEVEN POOR TRAVELLERS
THE HOLLY-TREE
THE WRECK OF THE GOLDEN MARY
THE PERILS OF CERTAIN ENGLISH PRISONERS
THE LAZY TOUR OF TWO IDLE APPRENTICES
A HOUSE TO LET
THE HAUNTED HOUSE
A MESSAGE FROM THE SEA
TOM TIDDLER'S GROUND
THE TRIAL FOR MURDER
MUGBY JUNCTION
NO THOROUGHFARE
THE LOVING BALLAD OF LORD BATEMAN
MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI by Thomas Wilks

The Plays
THE STRANGE GENTLEMAN
THE VILLAGE COQUETTES
IS SHE HIS WIFE? OR, SOMETHING SINGULAR!
THE LAMPLIGHTER
MR. NIGHTINGALE'S DIARY
NO THOROUGHFARE.
SAM WELLER by W.T Moncrieff
OLIVER TWIST by Charles Zachary Barnett

The Poetry
LIST OF THE POETRY

The Non-Fiction
AMERICAN NOTES
PICTURES FROM ITALY
THE LIFE OF OUR LORD
A CHILD'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND
THE FROZEN DEEP
THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER
THE COMPLETE SPEECHES
THE COMPLETE LETTERS
A COAL MINER'S EVIDENCE
FRAUDS ON THE FAIRIES
IN MEMORIAM-W.M. THACKERAY
THE LOST ARCTIC VOYAGERS
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS

The Adaptations
TALES FROM DICKENS by Hallie Erminie Rives

The Criticism
DICKENS AS AN EDUCATOR by James L. Hughes
APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS by G. K. Chesterton
VISIONS AND REVISIONS: DICKENS by John Powys
ESSAYS IN LITTLE by Andrew Lang
LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS by Andrew Lang
THE PUZZLE OF DICKENS'S LAST PLOT by A. Lang
MY LITERARY PASSIONS by William Dean Howells
STUDIES IN LITERATURE by Frederic Harrison
VIEWS AND REVIEWS: DICKENS by W. E. Henley
DICKENS AS A MAN OF LETTERS by Alice Meynell
MY CONTEMPORARIES by David Christie Murray
DICKENS IN FRANCE by William Makepeace Thackeray
CAREER AS AN AUTHOR by George Willis Cooke
THE LIMITATIONS OF DICKENS by Henry James

The Biographies
THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster
DICKENS by Sir Adolphus William Ward
LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by Frank T. Marzials
VICTORIAN WORTHIES by G.H. Blore
DICKENS' LONDON by M. F. Mansfield
MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie Dickens

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940000828328
  • Publisher: Douglas Editions
  • Publication date: 3/10/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 199,119
  • File size: 13 MB
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Meet the Author

Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens is probably the greatest novelist England ever produced. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life -- along with his memorable characters -- have made him beloved by readers the world over. In Dickens' books live some of the most repugnant villains in literature, as well as some of the most likeable (and unlikely) heroes.

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

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    Avoid this! iT'S A RIP OFF!

    This so-called collection of the "complete works" of Dickens is just fine, so long as you believe that he only wrote "A Christmas Carol". because that's all you're going to get here. No "Oliver Twist", no "Tale of Two Cities", no "Great Expectations". Hey, Barnes & Noble! Any chance of refunds for the customers who fell for this?

    23 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2010

    ripoff

    did not contain anything other than christmas carol

    11 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 25, 2010

    the worst. only downloaded one of the boks. rest are not there

    dont buy only one of the books is there a complete ripoff

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2010

    Ripoff!

    Do not buy this! It only contains the first chapter of one book!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2010

    Don't buy!

    This includes ONLY A Christmas Carol. VERY misleading title. What a waste of money!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    A little difficult

    All the works are there-- it' s just getting to them that's a little tricky. There is a table of contents, but it isn't labeled which book you're opening, only a listing of chapter 1-55, then chapter 1-78, etc. If you open the first chapter of a book, then back up a page, then there's the title. I just put in notes on the first chapter pages and bookmarks for myself, and then I'm fine. Or you can type in "david copperfield" in the search option of your menu panel, and it will bring up the book for you.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2011

    Rip off for sure

    This is a terrible rip off. It only downloads the first 215 pages, not even one complete novel. I ended up deleting it from my library after I bought it. Go with the $2.99 version.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2011

    Only Includes a Christmas Carol

    This ebook doesn't have any of the books. It only has the first chapel of A Christmas Carol. I called BN customer service and talked with a gentleman who said they would contact the publisher, but the publisher didn't fix the problem. Steer clear!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2011

    NOT a Complete anything!

    BEWARE!!! This ebook does not even have A Christmas Carol complete.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 27, 2010

    Not complete

    All you get is the Christmas Carol.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2014

    Don't buy

    This book got crappy reviews from 2010! Why is B&N still offering it? Dishonest- getting bad vibes about the quality of their service.

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  • Posted January 19, 2013

    Navigatio is good. Very nearly complete.

    No need to review the writing. The navigation works well but could be improved since it has such vast content. I was disappointed that the book I was interested was not included even though it was listed in the description (The Life of Our Lord). Nonetheless, it is very nearly complete. Not a scanned and converted text whicch often contain errors. It is a clean version free of errors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    This is NOT a "complete" collection but it's close.

    I noticed that Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, Dombey and Son were not included in this collection. Finding all of the books was a challenge. The "Table of Contents" is close to worthless. If you take the time you can find all of the works, but it's not easy. This is what I ended up doing to find all the books: I started with "A Christmas Carol" and then jumped ahead about 200 pages to find the next book (A Tale of Two Cities)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    It's all there

    After reading some other reviews I was worried about getting this collection, but with 14,000 pages and easy access using the nook contents button I'm happy I spent the three bucks.
    The text appears to be very clean and readable. The contents are divided by chapter on the novels which is nice,but makes for a very long list.
    I'm using the nook tablet so I don't know how it looks on other devices. On this tablet it is very good buy.

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Incomplete Mess

    Did receive several books, hopefully the stories are complete. If they are then I suppose it's worth the few bucks. Formatting is a mess. Had to make own table of contents. Wish I read the reviews before I bought. Save your money.

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    Full Content Not Available

    Even though I purchased the book, I still cannot get beyond a small portion of A Christmas Carol. The rest of the book simply doesn't show up. It is as if I only had downloaded only the sample. Another minor complaint: the default font size is way too big.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    Anon

    Will not load!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2011

    Do not buy.

    What a disappointment. Contains only one chapter of one book. How to I get my money back.

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  • Posted July 6, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Do not throw away your Dollar on this ebook

    I would not recomend this book. I dowonloaded the book and only got one story A Christmas Carol. Charles Dickenes is one of the greatest authors of all times but this format good.

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  • Posted June 30, 2011

    Lw Always read the reviews

    This is only a list of works and the first few pages of A Christmas Carol. Do not buy.

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