Books by Charles Dickens

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Title: A Tale of Two Cities

He bears an uncanny resemblance to the dissolute, yet noble Sydney Carton. Brilliantly plotted, the novel culminates in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9780486406510
Pages: 304
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Title: Great Expectations

The novel is collected and dense, with a conciseness unusual for Dickens. According to G. K. Chesterton, Dickens penned Great Expectations in "the afternoon of [his] life and fame.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781503275188
Pages: 284
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Title: Bleak House

A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens's most ambitious novels, with a range that extends from the drawing rooms of the aristocracy to the poorest of London slums.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9780141439723
Pages: 1088
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Title: Oliver Twist

Portrays the adventures of poor orphan Oliver Twist in the criminal underworld of mid-nineteenth-century London.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9780486424538
Pages: 346
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Title: A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman, learns the true meaning of Christmas after he is visited by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9780486268651
Pages: 68
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Title: Hard Times

Classic 1845 novel offers a powerful indictment of the dehumanizing effects of mid-19th-century industrialization.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9780486419206
Pages: 223
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Title: Hard Times (Enriched Classic)

This story of class conflict in Victorian England serves as a powerful critique of the social injustices that plagued the Industrial Revolution. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information. • A chronology of the author's life and work. • A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context. • An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader's own interpretations. • Detailed explanatory notes. • Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work. • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction. • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader's experience.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781416523734
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Title: David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield by Charles Dickens was initially published in 1850 and was Dickens' eighth novel. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens was originally called The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account)
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781479387571
Pages: 520
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Title: The Cricket on the Hearth

Title story plus "The Holly-Tree" and "The Haunted House." Written with Dickens' familiar flair for characterization and the picturesque, these stories offer delightful evocations of Victorian Christmases of long ago.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9780486280394
Pages: 128
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Title: The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Charles Dickens needs no formal introduction, having been the most popular English writer of the 19th century and still one of the most popular writers in history today. Dickens was obsessed with reading, making him a natural journalist by the age of 20, when he began a career in journalism. Along the way, he also began writing his own short stories and materials, often serializing them in monthly installments in publications, a popular method of publishing in the 19th century. Unlike most writers, Dickens would not write an entire story before it began its serialization, allowing him to work on the fly and leave plot lines up in the air with each opportunity. By the time he died at the relatively young age of 58 from a stroke, he was already Europe’s most famous writer. His obituary noted that Dickens was a “sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed.” Dickens was interred in Westminster Abbey, a rare honor bestowed only among the greatest and most accomplished Britons. Many of Dickens’ novels were written with the concept of social reform in mind, and Dickens’ work was often praised for its realism, comic genius and unique personalities. At the same time, however, Dickens’ ability as a writer was nearly unrivaled, with his ability to write in prose unquestioned and unmatched.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781519693747
Pages: 190
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Title: A Childs History of England

Dickens dedicated the book to "My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781499387698
Pages: 282
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Title: The Chimes

THE CHIMES: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In, a short novel by Charles Dickens, was written and published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol. It is the second in his series of "Christmas books": five short books with strong social and moral messages that he published during the 1840's.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781604505955
Pages: 116
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Title: Night Walks

Eight essays all come in harmony. The essays are or written in both colorful words and plain words, which show the colorful British social phenomena in the middle of 19th century: the crime and corruption at night in the city of London, the dream of making fortune full of adventure, the blundering lowlifes, the large Marine industry, the east London in poverty, the poor working and living conditions, the false lottery shop, the fanatical lottery buyers, the extravagant funerals...... to name just a few.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9787500133490
Pages: 234
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Title: The Haunted House

Revered as one of the greatest writers in the English language, Charles Dickens is celebrated for his masterful storytelling, comic genius, and remarkably memorable characters. His early novels, such as The Pickwick Papers and The Adventures of Oliver Twist, were originally published in monthly installments, capturing a growing audience that quickly spread from England to America. Two centuries later, his popularity endures as readers revel in the warm humanity of his tales of self-discovery—and delight in the annual tradition of revisiting his holiday stories.Following the tremendous success of A Christmas Carol in 1843, there was great demand for more tales of ghostly visitation, and the great Victorian storyteller happily obliged with spellbinding tales such as The Haunted House. The drama begins with a Yuletide gathering in an eerie country retreat that's rumored to be haunted. There, Dickens and his friends, including acclaimed authors Elizabeth Gaskell and Wilkie Collins, take on the task of finding evidence of a supernatural presence in the house. When they reconvene at a Twelfth Night feast to review their findings, what will their stories reveal?
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9780486463094
Pages: 144
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Title: A Round of Stories by the Christmas Fire

A collection of stories, being an example of the "varied thematic and narrative styles of Victorian storytelling" (p. xi), which may be told around a Christmas fire, but are not actually related to Christmas.
Author(s): Charles Dickens;Melisa Klimaszewski;Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell;D. J. Taylor
ISBN 13: 9781843911647
Pages: 134
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Title: Nicholas Nickleby

Charles Dickens needs no formal introduction, having been the most popular English writer of the 19th century and still one of the most popular writers in history today. Dickens was obsessed with reading, making him a natural journalist by the age of 20, when he began a career in journalism. Along the way, he also began writing his own short stories and materials, often serializing them in monthly installments in publications, a popular method of publishing in the 19th century. Unlike most writers, Dickens would not write an entire story before it began its serialization, allowing him to work on the fly and leave plot lines up in the air with each opportunity. By the time he died at the relatively young age of 58 from a stroke, he was already Europe’s most famous writer. His obituary noted that Dickens was a “sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed.” Dickens was interred in Westminster Abbey, a rare honor bestowed only among the greatest and most accomplished Britons. Many of Dickens’ novels were written with the concept of social reform in mind, and Dickens’ work was often praised for its realism, comic genius and unique personalities. At the same time, however, Dickens’ ability as a writer was nearly unrivaled, with his ability to write in prose unquestioned and unmatched.
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9780330500012
Pages: 784
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Title: Hunted Down: "The Detective Stories"

Charles Dickens pen-name "Boz", was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812 – 1870) was an English writer and social critic, who also He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. "Hunted Down", A rare detective story by one of the greatest writers in the English language.. Chapter 1 Most of us see some romances in life. In my capacity as Chief Manager of a Life Assurance Office, I think I have within the last thirty years seen more romances than the generality of men, however unpromising the opportunity may, at first sight, seem. As I have retired, and live at my ease, I possess the means that I used to want, of considering what I have seen, at leisure. My experiences have a more remarkable aspect, so reviewed, than they had when they were in progress. I have come home from the Play now, and can recall the scenes of the Drama upon which the curtain has fallen, free from the glare, bewilderment, and bustle of the Theatre. Let me recall one of these Romances of the real world...
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781532716898
Pages: 68
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Title: Best Ghost Stories

Dickens' natural inclinations toward drama and the macabre made him a brilliant teller of ghost tales, and in the twenty stories presented here, which include his celebrated "A Christmas Carol," the full range of his gothic talents can be ...
Author(s): Charles Dickens
ISBN 13: 9781853267345
Pages: 273
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Title: Doctor Marigold

I am a Cheap Jack, and my own father’s name was Willum Marigold. It was in his lifetime supposed by some that his name was William, but my own father always consistently said, No, it was Willum. On which point I content myself with looking at the argument this way: If a man is not allowed to know his own name in a free country, how much is he allowed to know in a land of slavery? As to looking at the argument through the medium of the Register, Willum Marigold come into the world before Registers come up much,—and went out of it too. They wouldn’t have been greatly in his line neither, if they had chanced to come up before him.
Author(s): Charles Dicken
ISBN 13: 9781492292456
Pages: 32
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