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A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth
Title:A Christmas Carol, The Chimes and The Cricket on the Hearth
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Number of Pages:304
Category:Fiction, Classics, Fantasy, Short stories, Literature
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i You can find an alternative cover edition with the same ISBN a href https www goodreads com book show oliver twist rel nofollow here a i br br i b Let him feel that he is one of us once fill his mind with the idea that he has been a thief and he s ours ours for his life b i br br The story of the orphan Oliver who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a den of thieves shocked readers when it was first published Dickens s tale of childhood innocence beset by evil depicts the dark criminal underworld of a London peopled by vivid and memorable characters the arch villain Fagin the artful Dodger the menacing Bill Sikes and the prostitute Nancy Combining elements of Gothic Romance the Newgate Novel and popular melodrama in i Oliver Twist i Dickens created an entirely new kind of fiction scathing in its indictment of a cruel society and pervaded by an unforgettable sense of threat and mystery br br This is the first critical edition to use the serial text of presenting i Oliver Twist i as it appeared to its earliest readers It includes Dickens s introduction and preface the original illustrations and a glossary of contemporary slang, i b I shall never regret doing as I have never if I starve or beg in consequence b i br br When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father s death he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister But Ralph Nickleby proves both hard hearted and unscrupulous and Nicholas finds himself forced to make his own way in the world His adventures gave Dickens the opportunity to portray an extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics Wackford Squeers the tyrannical headmaster of Dotheboys Hall a school for unwanted boys the slow witted orphan Smike rescued by Nicholas and the gloriously theatrical Mr and Mrs Crummles and their daughter the infant phenonenon Like many of Dickens s novels Nicholas Nickleby is characterised by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work revealing his comic genius at its most unerring br br Mark Ford s introduction compares Nicholas Nickleby to eighteenth century picaresque novels and examines Dickens s criticism of the Yorkshire Schools his social satire and use of language This edition includes the original illustrations by Phiz a chronology and a list for further reading, A novel of serendipity of fortunes won and lost and of the spectre of imprisonment that hangs over all aspects of Victorian society Charles Dickens s i Little Dorrit i is edited with an introduction by Stephen Wall in Penguin Classics br br When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit his mother s seamstress and in the affairs of Amy s father William Dorrit a man of shabby grandeur long imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea prison As Arthur soon discovers the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many from the kindly Mr Panks the reluctant rent collector of Bleeding Heart Yard and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching to Merdle an unscrupulous financier and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment i Little Dorrit i is one of the supreme works of Dickens s maturity br br Stephen Wall s introduction examines Dickens s transformation of childhood memories of his father s incarceration in the Marshalsea debtors prison This revised edition includes expanded notes appendices and suggestion for further reading by Helen Small a chronology of Dickens s life and works and original illustrations br br Charles Dickens is one of the best loved novelists in the English language whose th anniversary was celebrated in His most famous books including i Oliver Twist i i Great Expectations i i A Tale of Two Cities i i David Copperfield i and i The Pickwick Papers i have been adapted for stage and screen and read by millions br br If you enjoyed i Little Dorrit i you might like Dickens s i Barnaby Rudge i also available in Penguin Classics, See alternate cover edition a href https www goodreads com book show david copperfield rel nofollow here a br br i David Copperfield i is the story of a young man s adventures on his journey from an unhappy amp impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical stepfather Mr Murdstone his formidable aunt Betsey Trotwood the eternally humble yet treacherous Uriah Heep frivolous enchanting Dora amp the magnificently impecunious Micawber one of literature s great comic creations br In i David Copperfield i the novel he described as his favorite child Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create one of his most exuberant amp enduringly popular works filled with tragedy amp comedy in equal measure br Originally published as a monthly serial from to