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Best Dickens Books You Should Enjoy

Our list of some of the best Dickens books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Penguin English Library Bleak House (2012)

 Best Dickens Books You Should EnjoyThe 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. Fog creeping into the cabooses of collier-brigs…’ As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of…
Author(s): Charles Dickens

2. Spark Notes Hard Times (2002)

 Best Dickens Books You Should EnjoyThey’re today’s most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes’™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because:· They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts.· They’re easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them.· The clear writing style and edited content enables students to…
Author(s): Charles Dickens, SparkNotes Editors

3. Oliver Twist (1998)

 Best Dickens Books You Should EnjoyTor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate “reader friendly” type sizes have been chosen for each title―offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords.This edition of Oliver Twist includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword by Nancy Springer.Abandoned at an early age, Oliver Twist is forced to live in a dark and dismal London workhouse…
Author(s): Charles Dickens

4. The Old Curiosity Shop (Penguin English Library El75) (1995)

 Best Dickens Books You Should EnjoyFor 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 … and I know (for I don’t think there ever was love like that I bear her) that it will never diminish.’ #4,303,957 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #162474 in Literary Fiction (Books) #83233 in Classic Literature & Fiction Would you like to ?If you are a…
Author(s): Charles Dickens , Angus Easson, et al.

5. Great Expectations (2017)

 Best Dickens Books You Should EnjoyGreat 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. It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens’ most…
Author(s): Charles Dickens

6. A Christmas Carol (2015)

 Best Dickens Books You Should EnjoyA 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. Carol tells the story of a bitter old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kindlier man after visitations by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.The book was written at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past as well as new customs such as…
Author(s): Charles Dickens

Best Dickens Books You Should Enjoy

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Reading Dickens Differently

Author(s): Leon Litvack; Nathalie Vanfasse
ID: 2436290, Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2020, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

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

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly best-sellers according to Chicago Tribune, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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