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The Christmas Books

By Charles Dickens
  • ISBN Code: : 0141963190
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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Dickens’s story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by a series of ghostly visitors, has proved one of his most well-loved works. Ever since it was published in 1843 it has had an enduring influence on the way we think about the traditions of Christmas. Dickens’s other Christmas writings collected here include ‘The Story of the Goblins who Stole a Sexton’, the short story from The Pickwick Papers on which A Christmas Carol was based; along with shorter pieces drawn from the ‘Christmas Stories’ that Dickens wrote annually for his weekly journals. In all of them Dickens celebrates the season as one of geniality, charity and remembrance.

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Dickens' Christmas Spirits

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486130797
  • Total of Pages : 528
  • Category : Fiction
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The only Dickens collection available with a supernatural theme, this elegant hardcover volume gathers seven chilling Christmas tales: "A Christmas Carol," "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain," and more. Over 60 illustrations.

The Chimes

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : PKEY:SMP2300000063035
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The Chimes, is a novella written by Charles Dickens and first published in 1844, one year after A Christmas Carol. It is the second in his series of "Christmas books," five novellas with strong social and moral messages that he published during the 1840s. In addition to A Christmas Carol and The Chimes, the Christmas books include The Cricket on the Hearth (1845), The Battle of Life (1846), and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848). On New Year's Eve, Trotty, a poor elderly "ticket-porter" or casual messenger, is filled with gloom at the reports of crime and immorality in the newspapers, and wonders whether the working classes are simply wicked by nature. His daughter Meg and her long-time fiancé Richard arrive and announce their decision to marry next day. Trotty hides his misgivings, but their happiness is dispelled by an encounter with the pompous Alderman Cute, plus a political economist and a young gentleman with a nostalgia, all of whom make Trotty, Meg and Richard feel they hardly have a right to exist, let alone marry...

The Cricket On The Hearth (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Book Code : 373098876X
  • Total of Pages : 130
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In July 1845, Dickens contemplated forming a periodical focusing on the concerns of the home. It was to be called The Cricket, but the plan fell through, and he transformed his idea into a Christmas book in which he abandoned social criticism, current events, and topical themes in favour of simple fantasy and a domestic setting for his hero's redemption. The book was released on 20 December 1845 (the title page read "1846") and sold briskly into the New Year. Seventeen stage productions opened during the Christmas season 1845 with one production receiving Dickens's approval and opening on the same day as the book's release. Dickens read the tale four times in public performance. It has been dramatised in numerous languages and for years was more popular on stage than A Christmas Carol. Vladimir Lenin publicly walked out of a performance of the Cricket play in the Soviet Union, calling it too sentimental, but it is less explicitly Christian than some of Dickens's other Christmas books. Cricket has been criticised for its sentimentality, but contemporary readers were attracted to its depiction of the Victorian ideal of the happy home.

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1448155398
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Curl up with ultimate beloved Christmas classic! 'Bah! Humbug!' Mr Scrooge is a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, miserable old man. Nobody stops him in the street to say a cheery hello; nobody would dare ask him for a favour. And I hope you'd never be so foolish as to wish him a 'Merry Christmas'! Scrooge doesn't believe in Christmas, charity, kindness - or ghosts. But one cold Christmas Eve, Scrooge receives some unusual visitors who show him just how very mistaken he's been... BACKSTORY: Learn all about how the author Charles Dickens invented Christmas!

Dickens' Greatest Christmas Books: 5 books in 1 volume: Unabridged and Fully Illustrated: A Christmas Carol; The Chimes; The Cricket on the Hearth; The Battle of Life; The Haunted Man

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026804252
  • Total of Pages : 398
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "Dickens' Greatest Christmas Books: 5 books in 1 volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. A Christmas Carol: The tale has been viewed by critics as an indictment of 19th-century industrial capitalism. It has been credited with restoring the holiday to one of merriment and festivity in Britain and America after a period of sobriety and sombreness. The Chimes: The story of Trotty Veck, a poor ticket porter, whose outlook is changed from despair to hope by the spirits of the chimes on New Year's Eve. The Cricket on the Hearth: Short tale written by Charles Dickens as a Christmas book for 1845 but published in 1846. The title creature is a sort of barometer of life at the home of John Peerybingle and his much younger wife Dot. When things go well, the cricket on the hearth chirps; it is silent when there is sorrow. Tackleton, a jealous old man, poisons John's mind about Dot, but the cricket through its supernatural powers restores John's confidence and all ends happily. The Battle of Life: In this tale, the main characters live in a rural English village that was the site of an historic battle. The battle comes to symbolize the struggles these characters face in their daily lives. The Haunted Man: The Haunted Man is a novella by Charles Dickens first published in 1848. It is the fifth and last of Dickens' Christmas novellas. The story is more about the spirit of the holidays than about the holidays themselves, harking back to the first of the series, A Christmas Carol. The tale centers around a Professor Redlaw and those close to him. Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period.

Charles Dickens: The Complete Christmas Books and Stories [newly updated] (Golden Deer Classics)

By Charles Dickens,Golden Deer Classics
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  • Publisher : Oregan Publishing
  • Book Code : 8822833902
  • Total of Pages : 150
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: charles-dickens.pdf

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This book, newly updated, contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure! This book contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens in the chronological order of their original publication. - A Christmas Carol - The Chimes - The Cricket on the Hearth - The Battle of Life - The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain The Christmas Stories: - A Christmas Tree - What Christmas is as we Grow Older - The Poor Relation's Story - The Child's Story - The Schoolboy's Story - Nobody's Story - The Seven Poor Travellers - The Holly-Tree - Wreck of the Golden Mary - The Perils of Certain English Prisoners - Going into Society - A Message From the Sea - Tom Tiddler's Ground - Somebody's Luggage - Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings - Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy - Doctor Marigold - Mugby Junction - No Thoroughfare

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 161640003X
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 731
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Dickens's famous 1843 novel A Christmas Carol plus his lesser-known tales of the winter holiday: The Chimes (1844), The Cricket on the Hearth (1845), The Battle of Life (1846), and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (1848).

CHARLES DICKENS – The Complete Short Stories: 190+ Christmas Tales, Social Sketches, Tales for Children & Other Stories (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Book Code : 8026873149
  • Total of Pages : 4952
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This carefully crafted ebook: “CHARLES DICKENS – The Complete Short Stories: 190+ Christmas Tales, Social Sketches, Tales for Children & Other Stories (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Criticism Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Limitations of Dickens by Henry James The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang David Copperfield by Virginia Woolf Biographies Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster Dickens' London by M. F. Mansfield Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

The Chimes - A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year in

By Charles Dickens,G. K. Chesterton
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Book Code : 1473375274
  • Total of Pages : 104
  • Category : Fiction
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“The Chimes” is an 1844 novella by Charles Dickens. First published one year after “A Christmas Carol” in 1844, it represents the second of his famous "Christmas books”, which include “A Christmas Carol”, “The Cricket on the Hearth”, “The Battle of Life”, and “The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain”. After poor working-class man Trotty loses his faith in humanity, he is visited one new year's eve by a band of spirits who attempt to restore his hope and belief in the goodness of mankind. Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English writer and social critic famous for having created some of the world's most well-known fictional characters. His works became unprecedentedly popular during his life, and today he is commonly regarded as the greatest Victorian-era novelist. Although perhaps better known for such works as “Great Expectations” or “A Christmas Carol”, Dickens first gained success with the 1836 serial publication of “The Pickwick Papers”, which turned him almost overnight into an international literary celebrity thanks to his humour, satire, and astute observations concerning society and character. This classic work is being republished now in a new edition complete with an introductory chapter from “Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens” by G. K. Chesterton.

The Major Works of Charles Dickens in 29 volumes

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 144381783X
  • Total of Pages : 10487
  • Category : Fiction
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There are few authors whose names can be as immediately identified by a large international public as that of Charles Dickens. Indisputably, to both his own time and all since, he is the greatest literary figure of Victorian England. To many readers, he is equally the English novelist par excellence. Indeed, part of the general significance of Dickens is that he, more than anyone else in the English-speaking world, ensured the triumph of the novel as the most highly regarded and widely read of literary genres, a position it has retained ever since. This edition of Dickens' major works includes, as a matter of course, all the novels and the most significant shorter fiction (Christmas books and stories, Sketches by Boz, etc.). It also includes two volumes of travel writing, considerable selections from Dickens' periodical writing, and his entire output of verse. CSP are particularly pleased to include in this edition, by permission of the editor's estate, the entirety of Prof. Ken Fielding's edition of Dickens's speeches, acknowledged as the standard edition but which has now been out of print for over twenty years. The contents of the volumes are as follows: Volume 1 (606 pp.): Introduction to the Works by Prof. Michael Hollington; Sketches by Boz and other sketches Volume 2 (707 pp.): The Pickwick Papers Volume 3 (774 pp.): Nicholas Nickleby Volume 4 (101 pp.): Master Humphrey's Clock Volume 5 (507 pp.): The Old Curiosity Shop Volume 6 (600 pp.): Barnaby Rudge Volume 7 (737 pp.): Martin Chuzzlewit Volume 8 (398 pp.): Oliver Twist Volume 9 (754 pp.): Dombey and Son Volume 10 (736 pp.): David Copperfield Volume 11 (758 pp.): Bleak House Volume 12 (255 pp.): Hard Times Volume 13 (746 pp.): Little Dorrit Volume 14 (344 pp.): A Tale of Two Cities Volume 15 (376 pp.): Great Expectations Volume 16 (749 pp.): Our Mutual Friend Volume 17 (237 pp.): The Mystery of Edwin Drood Volume 18 (362 pp.): complete Christmas books: A Christmas Carol, The Chimes, The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life, The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain Volume 19 (631 pp.): complete Christmas stories (including collaborative material) Volume 20 (197 pp.): Reprinted Pieces Volume 21 (232 pp.): Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices, Bardell v. Pickwick, George Silverman's Explanation, Holiday Romance Volume 22 (216 pp.): American Notes Volume 23 (148 pp.): Pictures from Italy Volume 24 (341 pp.): A Child's History of England Volume 25 (301 pp.): The Uncommercial Traveller Volume 26 (660 pp.): Miscellaneous Papers Volume 27 (416 pp.): Uncollected Writings from Household Words Volume 28 (503 pp.): Speeches (ed. Ken Fielding) Volume 29 (72 pp.): Poems and Verses All the texts have been newly typeset for this edition.

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1607109557
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
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  • Pdf File: a-christmas-carol.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Brighten the season with tales from the master of Christmastime fiction. Most famous in the realm of holiday literature for his 1843 publication, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens was in fact a prolific writer in the yuletide genre and a great contributor to many now-prevalent traditions of the holiday itself. In the year following the release of A Christmas Carol, Dickens released The Chimes: A Christmas Story of Some Bells That Rang an Old Year Out and a New Year In. This story combined his usual sympathy for the poor with the notion that we must always strive to live in nobler ways. In 1845 came The Cricket on the Hearth, a novella that, in its time, surpassed even A Christmas Carol in popularity for stage productions. The years 1846 and 1848 respectively saw published The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain. Given this wealth of Christmas-themed works, it is no wonder that Dickens is sometime referred to as “the man who invented Christmas.” Perfect for both fans of Dickens’ work and those who just find special pleasure in the holiday spirit, these five Christmas stories are now available as part of the Word Cloud Classics series, providing a chic, inexpensive introduction to timeless tales.

Children's Tales from Dickens – The Great Classics & The Wonderful Stories for Children (Illustrated Edition)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026873815
  • Total of Pages : 5050
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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Christmas Stories (Collins Classics)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Book Code : 0008110638
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (Movie Tie-In)

By Les Standiford
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  • Publisher : Crown
  • Book Code : 1524763268
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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As uplifting as the tale of Scrooge itself, this is the story of how Charles Dickens revived the signal holiday of the Western world—now a major motion picture. Just before Christmas in 1843, a debt-ridden and dispirited Charles Dickens wrote a small book he hoped would keep his creditors at bay. His publisher turned it down, so Dickens used what little money he had to put out A Christmas Carol himself. He worried it might be the end of his career as a novelist. The book immediately caused a sensation. And it breathed new life into a holiday that had fallen into disfavor, undermined by lingering Puritanism and the cold modernity of the Industrial Revolution. It was a harsh and dreary age, in desperate need of spiritual renewal, ready to embrace a book that ended with blessings for one and all. With warmth, wit, and an infusion of Christmas cheer, Les Standiford whisks us back to Victorian England, its most beloved storyteller, and the birth of the Christmas we know best. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a rich and satisfying read for Scrooges and sentimentalists alike.

The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens (Illustrated Edition)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Book Code : 8027221080
  • Total of Pages : 11815
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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens (Illustrated Edition)." This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Table of Contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Criticism Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens The Limitations of Dickens by Henry James The Puzzle of Dickens's Last Plot by Andrew Lang David Copperfield by Virginia Woolf Biographies Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster Dickens' London by M. F. Mansfield Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

CHARLES DICKENS Ultimate Collection – ALL 20 Novels with Illustrations & 200+ Short Stories, Children's Books, Plays, Poems, Articles, Autobiographical Writings & Biographies (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Book Code : 802687367X
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This carefully crafted ebook: "CHARLES DICKENS Ultimate Collection” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Dickens's Children Plays The Village Coquettes The Strange Gentleman The Lamplighter Is She His Wife Mr. Nightingale's Diary No Thoroughfare The Frozen Deep Poetry The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens Travel Books American Notes Pictures From Italy The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Other Works Sunday Under Three Heads A Child's History of England Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi The Life of Our Lord The Uncommercial Traveller Contributions to "All The Year Round” Contributions to "The Examiner” Miscellaneous Papers Essays & Articles A Coal Miner's Evidence The Lost Arctic Voyagers Frauds on the Fairies Adelaide Anne Procter In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray Speeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and Social Letters of Charles Dickens Criticism CHARLES DICKENS by G. K. Chesterton DICKENS by Sir Adolphus W. Ward THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie Dickens Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens

By Robert L. Patten,John O. Jordan,Catherine Waters
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0191061123
  • Total of Pages : 848
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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The Oxford Handbook of Charles Dickens is a comprehensive and up-to-date collection on Dickens's life and works. It includes original chapters on all of Dickens's writing and new considerations of his contexts, from the social, political, and economic to the scientific, commercial, and religious. The contributions speak in new ways about his depictions of families, environmental degradation, and improvements of the industrial age, as well as the law, charity, and communications. His treatment of gender, his mastery of prose in all its varieties and genres, and his range of affects and dramatization all come under stimulating reconsideration. His understanding of British history, of empire and colonization, of his own nation and foreign ones, and of selfhood and otherness, like all the other topics, is explained in terms easy to comprehend and profoundly relevant to global modernity.

The Secret Library

By Oliver Tearle
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  • Publisher : Michael O'Mara Books
  • Book Code : 1782435581
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Reference
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Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : 1908909005
  • Total of Pages : 20457
  • Category : Fiction
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Now UPDATED with even more bonus material, this surely has to be the ULTIMATE Dickens eBook, with over 1,600 illustrations. In this colossal edition you will discover every novel, short story, novella, play, poem, letter, speech and article written by Charles Dickens. This really is the COMPLETE Dickens. (70MB Version 11) * ALL 15 Novels and ALL illustrated with the original Victorian images * Each text is annotated with concise introductions, giving valuable contextual information * each novel and story collection has its own contents table * Special Bonus text of Henry Morford’s classic continuation of Edwin Drood – finish the novel at last! * all of the Christmas stories and novellas with their original artwork * the complete poetry, plays, letters and speeches * ALL of the collaborative works with other authors – even the very rare ones * beautifully illustrated with hundreds of Dickensian images * rare images of how the monthly serials first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * includes bonus Pickwickiana text – Montcrieff’s drama SAM WELLER, giving a taste of the Victorian craze – available nowhere else as a digital book * includes John Forster's biography of Dickens; explore the great writer's amazing life! * features MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI by Thomas Egerton Wilks, which Dickens edited in his early career - first time in digital print. * includes no less than FIVE more biographies, including Mamie Dickens’ memoir MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM * boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as Virginia Woolf, G.K. Chesterton, Andrew Lang and Henry James, examining Dickens’ contribution to literature * includes an Adaptations section, featuring Hallie Erminie Rives’ TALES FROM DICKENS and rare theatrical adaptations of the novels * UPDATED with larger images - enjoy the original illustrations in detail! * this truly is the Dickensian’s perfect eBook! Please visit www.delphiclassics.com for the full detailed list and to browse our range of exciting classic titles CONTENTS: A DINNER AT POPLAR WALK The Novels ALL THE NOVELS JOHN JASPER’S SECRET BY HENRY MORFORD The Christmas Novellas A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE CHIMES THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH THE BATTLE OF LIFE THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST’S BARGAIN The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES The Short Story Collections SKETCHES BY BOZ ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ORDER OF THE SKETCHES MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK REPRINTED PIECES The Collaborative Works ALLTHE COLLABORATIVE WORKS The Plays THE STRANGE GENTLEMAN THE VILLAGE COQUETTES IS SHE HIS WIFE? OR, SOMETHING SINGULAR! THE LAMPLIGHTER MR. NIGHTINGALE’S DIARY THE FROZEN DEEP NO THOROUGHFARE The Poetry LIST OF THE POETRY The Non-Fiction AMERICAN NOTES PICTURES FROM ITALY THE LIFE OF OUR LORD A CHILD’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER THE COMPLETE SPEECHES THE COMPLETE LETTERS MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS and many more The Adaptations TALES FROM DICKENS BY HALLIE ERMINIE RIVES and more The Criticism MANY ESSAYS BY FAMOUS WRITERS AND CRITICS The Biographies THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY JOHN FORSTER DICKENS BY SIR ADOLPHUS WILLIAM WARD LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY SIR FRANK T. MARZIALS VICTORIAN WORTHIES: CHARLES DICKENS BY G.H. BLORE DICKENS' LONDON BY M. F. MANSFIELD MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM BY MAMIE DICKENS

Special Issue on Charles Dickens On the Bicentennial of His Birth (1812-2012)

By José Ruiz Mas,Maria-Ana Tupan,Stacey Balkan,Manjeet Rathee,Ralla Guha Niyogi,Soumya Chakraborty ,Bibhudutt Dash,Serir-Mortad Ilhem,Prayer Elmo Raj,Madhumita Majumdar ,Shukla Chatterjee,Gatha Sharma,Namrata Dey Roy,Abdollah Keshavarzi
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  • Publisher : Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 135
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We are happy to release online our special issue on Charles Dickens on the bicentennial of his birth. No edited volume can do proper justice to his creative genius and fully cover the vast and varied areas of his creation. Still, it is just a tribute from our part, a very humble attempt at looking back at what contribution he had during his own times and subsequently how he influenced writing novels and moulded the image of writer. It has also been our attempt to explore the various strands of print culture which subsequently culminated in knowledge revolution in the 20th century and how we relate those strands in our own age of digital revolution.

The Complete Charles Dickens Collection

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Book Code : 1456618350
  • Total of Pages : 9999
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 755
  • Pdf File: the-complete-charles-dickens-collection.pdf

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The complete works of Charles Dickens in one collection: American Notes for General Circulation Bardell v. Pickwick Barnaby Rudge The Battle of Life Bleak House A Child's History of England The Chimes A Christmas Carol The Cricket on the Hearth David Copperfield Doctor Marigold Dombey and Son George Silverman's Explanation Going into Society Great Expectations Hard Times The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargin Holiday Romance A House to Let The Lamplighter The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Little Dorrit Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit Master Humphrey's Clock A Message from the Sea Miscellaneous Papers Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mudfog and Other Sketches Mugby Junction The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby No Thoroughfare The Old Curiosity Shop Oliver Twist Our Mutual Friend The Perils of Certain English Prisoners The Pickwick Papers Pictures from Italy Reprinted Pieces Sketches of Young Couples Sketches of Young Gentlemen Somebody's Luggage Some Christmas Stories Sunday Under Three Heads A Tale of Two Cities Three Ghost Stories To be Read at Dusk Tom Tiddler's Ground The Uncommercial Traveller The Wreck of the Golden Mary

BLEAK HOUSE (Historical Thriller Based on True Events)

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026873629
  • Total of Pages : 2106
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 302
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This carefully crafted ebook: "BLEAK HOUSE (Historical Thriller Based on True Events)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. At the centre of Bleak House is the long-running legal case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, inspired by a real-life Chancery case, which came about because someone wrote several conflicting wills, which than led to numerous family feuds, schemes and murder. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

Top Inspiring Thoughts of Charles Dickens

By M.D. Sharma
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
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  • Category : Self-Help
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Charles John Huffam Dickens was born in Portsea Island, England, on February 7, 1812, to John, a clerk at the 'Navy Pay Office', and his wife Elizabeth, an aspiring school teacher. Three years later, the family moved to London and finally settled down in Chatham, where Charles spent his childhood along with his siblings Frances, Letitia, Harriet, Frederick, Albert, and Augustus.As a child, Charles was an avid reader, fond of books like 'Robinson Crusoe', 'The Arabian Nights', and 'Gil Blas'. His favourite writers were Scottish poet Tobias Smollett, and English author Henry Fielding. He pursued his elementary education from a private institution, and later at a school owned by a man named William Giles.

The Book of Forgotten Authors

By Christopher Fowler
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  • Publisher : Quercus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1786484919
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 482
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'JOYOUS . . . READERS WILL LOVE THIS FASCINATING BOOK' CATHY RENTZENBRINK 'A GODSEND WITH THE PRESENT SEASON APPROACHING' IRISH INDEPENDENT 'THE PERFECT GIFT FOR A BOOK-OBSESSED FRIEND' STYLIST, 50 UNMISSABLE BOOKS FOR AUTUMN 2017 'EXCELLENT . . . SHOULD BE READ BY ANYONE WHO LOVES BOOKS' EVENING STANDARD Absence doesn't make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you're dead. So begins Christopher Fowler's foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from our shelves. Whether male or female, domestic or international, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner - no author, it seems, can ever be fully immune from the fate of being forgotten. And Fowler, as well as remembering their careers, lifts the lid on their lives, and why they often stopped writing or disappeared from the public eye. These 99 journeys are punctuated by 12 short essays about faded once-favourites: including the now-vanished novels Walt Disney brought to the screen, the contemporary rivals of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie who did not stand the test of time, and the women who introduced us to psychological suspense many decades before it conquered the world. This is a book about books and their authors. It is for book lovers, and is written by one who could not be a more enthusiastic, enlightening and entertaining guide. 'A BIBLIOPHILE'S DREAM' FINANCIAL TIMES 'WILL HAVE READERS SCURRYING INTO SECONDHAND BOOKSHOPS' GUARDIAN

The Christmas Stories

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407057790
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
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After the success of A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens' name became so synonymous with Christmas that on hearing of his death in 1870 a young girl in London asked, "Mr. Dickens dead? Then will Father Christmas die too?" But A Christmas Carol is just the most famous of his Christmas stories, and those contained here in this unforgettable collection - The Cricket on the Hearth, The Battle of Life and The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain - show Dickens at his heartwarming best.

Where Faith Meets Culture

By Sharon Gallagher
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 160899144X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 311
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Where Faith Meets Culture is a Radix magazine anthology. What does Radix usually contain? Interviews and features. Reviews of significant books, films, and CDs. Informed opinions in "The Last Word." Eye-catching graphics. Mind-stretching prose. Image-rich poetry. Radix assumes that Christians live in the real world and takes lay Christians seriously. As one subscriber wrote: "Radix is a more worldly magazine than one would expect from its deep commitment to Christ." Radix monitors the cultural landscape, questions assumptions, and introduces new voices, remaining deeply rooted in Christ. Sociologist Robert Bellah wrote in a Radix article: "Though social scientists say a lot about the self, they have nothing to say about the soul and as a result the modern view finds the world intrinsically meaningless." Radix continues to talk about meaning and hope in a culture that has lost its way. The articles in this volume reflect the magazine's wide-ranging interests: literature, art, music, theology, psychology, technology, discipleship, and spiritual formation. They're written by some of the outstanding authors whose work has graced our pages over the years: Peggy Alter, Kurt Armstrong, Robert Bellah, Bob Buford, Krista Faries, David Fetcho, Susan Fetcho, Sharon Gallagher, David W. Gill, Joel B. Green, Os Guinness, Virginia Hearn, Walter Hearn, Donald Heinz, Margaret Horwitz, Mark Labberton, Henri Nouwen, Earl Palmer, Susan Phillips, Dan Ouellette, Steve Scott, and Luci Shaw.

Encyclopedia of New Yearäó»s Holidays Worldwide

By William D. Crump
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476607486
  • Total of Pages : 319
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 377
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Among the world’s myriad cultures and their associated calendars, the idea of a “New Year” is relative and hardly specifies a universal celebration or even a universal point in time. Ways of celebrating the New Year range from the observances of religious rituals and superstitions to social gatherings featuring particular foods, music, dancing, noisemaking, fireworks and drinking. This first encyclopedia devoted exclusively to the New Year includes 320 entries that give a global perspective on the New Year, beyond its traditional Western associations with Christmas. National or regional entries detail the principal traditions and customs of 130 countries, while 27 entries discuss major calendar systems in current use or of significant historical interest. The remaining entries cover a wide variety of subjects including literary works, movies, and television specials; the customs of specific ethnic groups; universal customs such as toasting and drinking; football bowl games and parades; and the New Year celebrations at the White House and the Vatican.

The Oxford Handbook of Christmas

By Timothy Larsen
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0192567128
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : Religion
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  • Pdf File: the-oxford-handbook-of-christmas.pdf

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The Oxford Handbook of Christmas provides a comprehensive, interdisciplinary account of all aspects of Christmas across the globe, from the specifically religious to the purely cultural. The contributions are drawn from a distinguished group of international experts from across numerous disciplines, including literary scholars, theologians, historians, biblical scholars, sociologists, anthropologists, art historians, and legal experts. The volume provides authoritative treatments of a range of topics, from the origins of Christmas to the present; decorating trees to eating plum pudding; from the Bible to contemporary worship; from carols to cinema; from the Nativity Story to Santa Claus; from Bethlehem to Japan; from Catholics to Baptists; from secularism to consumerism. Christmas is the biggest celebration on the planet. Every year, a significant percentage of the world's population is draw to this holiday—from Cape Cod to Cape Town, from South America to South Korea, and on and on across the globe. The Christmas season takes up a significant part of the entire year. For many countries, the holiday is a major force in their national economy. Moreover, Christmas is not just a modern holiday, but has been an important feast for most Christians since the fourth century and a dominant event in many cultures and countries for over a millennium. The Oxford Handbook of Christmas provides an invaluable reference point for anyone interested in this global phenomenon.

Bleak House

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027225167
  • Total of Pages : 2106
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 534
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At the centre of Bleak House is the long-running legal case, Jarndyce and Jarndyce, inspired by a real-life Chancery case, which came about because someone wrote several conflicting wills, which than led to numerous family feuds, schemes and murder. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.

The Christmas Encyclopedia, 3d ed.

By William D. Crump
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476605734
  • Total of Pages : 540
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 115
  • Pdf File: the-christmas-encyclopedia-3d-ed.pdf

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This considerably expanded third edition of The Christmas Encyclopedia (2001) adds 281 new entries, bringing the total number of Christmas topics to more than 760. Continuing in the format of the previous editions, a wide variety of subjects are included: individual carols and songs; historical events at Christmastime; popular Christmas symbols; Christmas plants, place names, and stamps; and celebrations in countries around the world, including the origins of some of the most cherished traditions in the United States. Unique to this work is its emphasis on Christmas as depicted in the popular media, with entries covering literary works such as Call Me Mrs. Miracle and Silver Bells, classic television series such as Bonanza and Little House on the Prairie, motion pictures such as Arthur Christmas and Santa Clause 3, and television specials expressing holiday themes.

Masters of the English Novel: A Study of Principles and Personalities

By Richard Burton
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : EAN:4057664570949
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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"Masters of the English Novel: A Study of Principles and Personalities" by Richard Burton. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.