The Complete Works Of Charles Dickens (In 30 Volumes, Illustrated)

The Complete Works Of Charles Dickens (In 30 Volumes, Illustrated)

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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development

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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic.

But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century.

Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan.

Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys.

This volume contains Part II of The Old Curiosity Shop, which was originally serialized in Dickens's own periodical, Master Humphrey's Clock, in 1840 and 1841. The story of the orphan Nell Trent, who lives with her grandfather in the establishment by which the book takes its name, it is both beloved and disparaged for Dickens's treatment of, as Oscar Wilde famously termed it, "the death of little Nell," the suspense surrounding which was comparable to the Harry Potter phenomenon of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616400118
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
Illustrate
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is probably the greatest novelist England has ever produced, the author of such well-known classics as A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, David Copperfield and Oliver Twist. His innate comic genius and shrewd depictions of Victorian life — along with his indelible characters — have made his books beloved by readers the world over.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 7, 1812
Date of Death:
June 18, 1870
Place of Birth:
Portsmouth, England
Place of Death:
Gad's Hill, Kent, England
Education:
Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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Complete Works of Charles Dickens 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 108 reviews.
prosperoRH More than 1 year ago
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?
doug hinson More than 1 year ago
did not contain anything other than christmas carol
Dean Gianoukos More than 1 year ago
dont buy only one of the books is there a complete ripoff
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy this! It only contains the first chapter of one book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This includes ONLY A Christmas Carol. VERY misleading title. What a waste of money!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
santisojoe More than 1 year ago
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!
SiobhanSC More than 1 year ago
BEWARE!!! This ebook does not even have A Christmas Carol complete.
Peter Richardson More than 1 year ago
All you get is the Christmas Carol.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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choirboyGR More than 1 year ago
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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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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