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This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Volume: 2; Original Published by: London, New York, Oxford University Press in 1908 in ...
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Overview

This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Volume: 2; Original Published by: London, New York, Oxford University Press in 1908 in 635 pages; Subjects: Fiction / Classics; Fiction / Literary; Juvenile Fiction / Family / Multigenerational; Literary Criticism / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh;
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781150680564
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.17 (d)

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In 1824, young Charles was withdrawn from school and forced to work at a boot-blacking factory when his improvident father, accompanied by his mother and siblings, was sentenced to three months in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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

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    I am suprised that most people I meet, when asked what their favorite Dickens books is, reply either 'Little Dorrit' or 'Great Expectations'. Nobody mentions Martin Chuzzlewit which is an amazing book. The characters are so real, they might be the people living next door. Wickedness in all forms is portrayed in the gaiety of Mercy (pun intended), in the righteousness of the famous Pecksniff, in the peevishness of Chuzzlewit and the plain evil of the old nurse. The good people win, and the bad fall. This universal theme undergoes so many subtle modifications that there seem to be a new set of rules. Dickens manages to describle places equally if not better than his characters and I was thrilled with Todgers, a boarding-house and The Dragon, the local bar. Find a quiet spot under the shade of some tree and start reading.

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  • Posted January 1, 2011

    Great book and brilliantly written.

    Just started reading this book and I have to say that Dickens is a master at words. His masterful work is apparent once again in this book where the characters really come alive, and the description is so real. It's as if his characters are across the room. This Penguin Classics edition is a good copy. It gives some really interesting and insightful background information pertaining to this book that is very valuable. I must say, though, that the excerpt from Chap. 1 and 2 displayed here is actually from Dickens' Hard Times, not Martin Chuzzlewit.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Hunter to reanba read my post......

    Below a bit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Luke

    Sure, see you there. :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Myst

    Hands Cali a firestone amulet and disappears.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Beth

    Night! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! love you lots, camo! Love and butterfly repellant, BELLE over & out :) †

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Cali

    Oh wow claire!! Its beautiful!!! Thank you so much! I shall see you all tomorrow!!

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    Posted December 19, 2012

    Sam

    *walks outside*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Claire

    Appears silentlt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    DANCE EVERYBODY!!!

    sorry briana. Im stealing ur ideas that arnt working. DANCE! ITS A DANCE BDAY PARTY! GRAB A PARTNER AND DDDAAAANNNNCCCEEEEE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2012

    Cali

    *shyly walks in her hair curled and a small tiara in it. Her hazel eyes are dusted with green sparkles and her lips have red lipstick on tgem. Her dress is realtree ap camo with a white sash and small white ribbon hem. On her wrist is a gorgeous bracelet and around her neck is a silver locket. She has on white heels to match her dress* hi everyone thanks for coming! *she shyly walks to leah* thank you so much! You have no idea what this means to me!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Cloud

    Glist pecks at Claire x3

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    Posted December 19, 2012

    Claire to Chris

    Watch the wall... ^_^

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    Posted December 19, 2012

    CHRIS

    *TACKLES XAVIER* WHERE THE FUDGE HAVE YOU BEEN!!!!!!!

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    Posted December 19, 2012

    Leah

    *hugs cali* i gtg....night...happy birthday

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