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The Penguin English Library Edition of Bleak House by Charles Dickens ‘Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollutions of a great (and dirty) city. Fog on the Essex marshes, fog on the Kentish heights.
Oliver Twist (1998)
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Spark Notes Hard Times (2002)
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For the character of Little Nell, the beautiful child thrown into a shadowy, terrifying world, Dickens drew on a tragedy in his own life, the death at the age of seventeen of his sister-in-law Mary Hogarth. Five years later he wrote, ‘the desire to be buried next her is as strong upon me now
Great Expectations (2017)
Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s thirteenth novel and his penultimate (completed) novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens’s second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens’s weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.
One of Dickens’s finest novels, Great Expectations chronicles the fortunes of its young protagonist Pip as he is unexpectedly endowed by a mysterious benefactor with the life of a gentleman, enabling him to escape to London from the prospect of a humble blacksmith’s career in rural Kent.
A Christmas Carol (2015)
A Christmas Carol is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. The novella met with instant success and critical acclaim.
Great Expectations (2014)
Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s thirteenth novel. It is his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. Great Expectations is a bildungsroman, or a coming-of-age novel, and it is a classic work of Victorian literature. It depicts the growth and personal development of an orphan named Pip. The novel was first published in serial form in Dickens’s weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861.
A Christmas Carol (2014)
A Christmas Carol is a novella by English author Charles Dickens. It was first published by Chapman & Hall on 19 December 1843. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation resulting from a supernatural visit by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.
Best Charles Dickens Books Everyone Should Read
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The Mystery of Charles Dickens
Author(s): A. N. Wilson
ID: 2540179, Publisher: Atlantic Books, Year: 2020, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub
Reading Dickens differently
Author(s): Dickens, Charles; Litvack, Leon; Vanfasse, Nathalie
ID: 2786637, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2020, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf
Charles Dickens: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Author(s): Jenny Hartley
ID: 2459328, Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2019, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub
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