Works of Charles Dickens

Works of Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens, Librainia

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Huge library including the Works of Charles Dickens

Includes easy-to-use search and navigation. Includes tap-and-go Table of Contents.

Includes:

- Biography of Charles Dickens

- All The Year Round

- American Notes

- Barnaby Rudge: a tale of the Riots of 'eighty

- Battle Of Life, The

- Bleak House

- Character

- Child's History Of England, A

- Chimes, The

- Christmas Carol, A

- Cricket On The Hearth, The

- David Copperfield

- Doctor Marigold

- Dombey and Son

- George Silverman's Explanation

- Going Into Society

- Great Expectations

- Hard Times

- Haunted House, The

- Haunted Man And The Ghost's Bargain, The

- Holiday Romance

- Holly-Tree, The

- House To Let, A

- Hunted Down

- Lamplighter, The; a farce in one act

- Lazy Tour Of Two Idle Apprentices

- Little Dorrit

- Martin Chuzzlewit

- Master Humphrey's Clock

- Message From The Sea, A

- Miscellaneous Papers

- Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy

- Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings

- Mudfog And Other Sketches

- Mugby Junction

- Mystery of Edwin Drood, The

- Nicholas Nickleby

- No Thoroughfare

- Old Curiosity Shop, The

- Oliver Twist

- Our Mutual Friend

- Our Parish

- Perils of Certain English Prisoners

- Pickwick Papers, The

- Pictures from Italy

- Reprinted Pieces

- Scenes

- Seven Poor Travellers, The

- Signal Man, The

- Sketches by Boz

- Sketches of Young Couples

- Sketches of Young Gentlemen

- Somebody's Luggage

- Some Christmas Stories

- Speeches: Literary and Social

- Sunday Under Three Heads

- Tale Of Two Cities, A

- Tales

- To Be Read At Dusk

- Tom Tiddler's Ground

- Trial For Murder, The

- Uncommercial Traveller, The

- Wreck Of The Golden Mary

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Product Details

BN ID: 2940015530247
Publisher: Packard Technologies
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Series: Librainia Classics , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 17 MB
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About the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic who is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period and the creator of some of the world's most memorable fictional characters. During his lifetime Dickens's works enjoyed unprecedented popularity and fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was fully recognized by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to enjoy an enduring popularity among the general reading public.

Born in Portsmouth, England, Dickens left school to work in a factory after his father was thrown into debtors' prison. Though he had little formal education, his early impoverishment drove him to succeed. He edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels and hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.

Dickens rocketed to fame with the 1836 serial publication of The Pickwick Papers. Within a few years he had become an international literary celebrity, celebrated for his humour, satire, and keen observation of character and society. His novels, most published in monthly or weekly instalments, pioneered the serial publication of narrative fiction, which became the dominant Victorian mode for novel publication. The instalment format allowed Dickens to evaluate his audience's reaction, and he often modified his plot and character development based on such feedback. For example, when his wife's chiropodist expressed distress at the way Miss Mowcher in David Copperfield seemed to reflect her disabilities, Dickens went on to improve the character with positive lineaments. Fagin in Oliver Twist apparently mirrors the famous fence, Ikey Solomon; His caricature of Leigh Hunt in the figure of Mr Skimpole in Bleak House was likewise toned down on advice from some of his friends, as they read episodes. In the same novel, both Lawrence Boythorne and Mooney the beadle are drawn from real life – Boythorne from Walter Savage Landor and Mooney from 'Looney', a beadle at Salisbury Square. His plots were carefully constructed, and Dickens often wove in elements from topical events into his narratives. Masses of the illiterate poor chipped in ha'pennies to have each new monthly episode read to them, opening up and inspiring a new class of readers.

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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