Stand up, Mr. Dickens: A Dickens Anthology

Stand up, Mr. Dickens: A Dickens Anthology

by Edward Blishen, Jill Bennett
     
 

Here are excerpts from some of Dickens's greatest stories -- among them Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations. Blishen's vivid commentary, interwoven with passages from the books, creates a picture of Dickens's life that is just as fascinating as his work. See more details below

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Here are excerpts from some of Dickens's greatest stories -- among them Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and Great Expectations. Blishen's vivid commentary, interwoven with passages from the books, creates a picture of Dickens's life that is just as fascinating as his work.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Extracts from six of Dickens's novels are the heart of Stand Up, Mr Dickens: A Dickens Anthology, by Edward Blishen, illus. by Jill Bennett. Blishen also takes a look at Dickens the writer, prefacing each extract with a page or two of trenchant biographical information. (Houghton Mifflin, $16.95 96p ages 10-up ISBN 0-395-75656-1 Mar.)
Hazel Rochman
Dickens loved reading aloud from his novels, and his public readings were acclaimed by huge audiences. This large-size, illustrated anthology captures the drama of the performances. Blishen includes selections that are still great for acting and reading aloud; they will also make kids want to read more of Dickens. Long excerpts from "Pickwick Papers", "Oliver Twist", "Christmas Carol", "Dombey & Son", "David Copperfield", and "Great Expectations" are introduced with lively information about Dickens' life and work. For each selection, Blishen summarizes just what you need to know about "the story so far . . ." Of course, the famous scenes are here--Oliver Twist asks for more, Marley's Ghost terrifies Scrooge--but there are also some great passages that are less well known. Jill Bennett's watercolor-and-crayon full-page art and small pen-and-ink sketches on every page are done in a comic, theatrical style that connects the characters in the stories with the people in the audience, enthralled by "the greatest reader of the greatest writer of the age."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780395756560
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/25/1995
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.76(w) x 9.41(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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