Ten books about Charles Dickens

Ten books about Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens
     
 
This book-collection file includes: Charles Dickens and Music by James Lightwood, Charles Dickens as a Reader by Charles Kent, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G.K. Chesterton, The Inns and Taverns of Pickwick by B.W. Nats, The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick by Frank Lockwood, Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials, Pickwickian

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This book-collection file includes: Charles Dickens and Music by James Lightwood, Charles Dickens as a Reader by Charles Kent, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G.K. Chesterton, The Inns and Taverns of Pickwick by B.W. Nats, The Law and Lawyers of Pickwick by Frank Lockwood, Life of Charles Dickens by Frank Marzials, Pickwickian Manners and Customs by Percy Fitzgerald, The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang, Ten Boys from Dickens by Kate Dickinson Sweetser, and Ten Girls from Dickens by Kate Dickinson Sweetser. According to Wikipedia: "Charles John Huffam Dickens, (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870), pen-name "Boz", was one of the most popular English novelists of the Victorian era as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Critics George Gissing and G. K. Chesterton championed Dickens's mastery of prose, his endless invention of unique, clever personalities, and his powerful social sensibilities, but fellow writers such as George Henry Lewes, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf faulted his work for sentimentality, implausible occurrences, and grotesque characterizations. The popularity of Dickens's novels and short stories has meant that they have never gone out of print. Many of Dickens's novels first appeared in periodicals and magazines in serialized form-a popular format for fiction at the time-and, unlike many other authors who completed entire novels before serial production commenced, Dickens often composed his works in parts, in the order in which they were meant to appear. Such a practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by one minor "cliffhanger" after another, to keep the (original) public looking forward to the next installment."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000730188
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
10/20/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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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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