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The author of the book: Charles Dickens
Edition: Annotated Classics
Date of issue: June 2nd 2013
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* Illustrated with the original images.
* Annotated with concise introduction, including analysis of Charles Dickens's works as well as modern view on Dickens's historical background.
* Original footnotes are hyperlinked for easy reference.
* The collection includes alphabetical and chronological indexes of Dickens's works.
* Each book features its own active Table of Contents.
* Includes Charles Dickens's Biography.
* Includes Charles Dickens's most famous quotes.
* Includes analysis of Charles Dickens's literary style.
* Includes analysis of Dickens' London.
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The Battle of Life
Bleak House Illustrated
A Christmas Carol Illustrated
The Cricket on the Hearth
Dombey and Son
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices
Little Dorrit Illustrated
The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman
Master Humphrey's Clock Illustrated
A Message from the Sea
Mudfog and Other Sketches
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Nicholas Nickleby Illustrated
The Old Curiosity Shop Illustrated
Oliver Twist Illustrated
Our Mutual Friend
The Pickwick Papers Illustrated
Sketches by Boz
A Tale of Two Cities Illustrated
The Uncommercial Traveller
Some Christmas Stories:
A Christmas Tree
The Child's Story
The Poor Relation's Story
The Schoolboy's Story
What Christmas is as we Grow Older
Three Ghost Stories:
The Haunted House
The Trial For Murder
George Silverman's Explanation
Going into Society
The Boots at the Holly Tree Inn
A House to Let
Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy
Mrs. Lirriper's Lodging
Perils of Certain English Prisoners
The Seven Poor Travellers
Sketches of Young Couples
Sketches of Young Gentlemen
Sunday under Three Heads
To Be Read at Dusk
To be Taken with a Grain of Salt
Tom Tiddler's Ground
Wreck of the Golden Mary
A Child's History of England
Miscellaneous Papers (11 essays)
Pictures from Italy Illustrated
Speeches: Literary and Social
BIOGRAPHY & HISTORICAL BACKGROUND
Dickens-Land by J. A. Nicklin
Dickens' London by Francis Miltoun
The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster
QUOTES & ANALYSIS
Tales from Dickens adaptation by Hallie Erminie Rives
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Read information about the authorCharles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 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 recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.
Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.
Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London. His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best-known work of historical fiction. Dickens's creative genius has been praised by fellow writers—from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G. K. Chesterton—for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism. On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism. The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.
On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day's work on Edwin Drood. He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad's Hill Place. Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral "in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner," he was laid to rest in the Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey. A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads: "To the Memory of Charles Dickens (England's most popular author) who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years. He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed; and by his death, one of England's greatest writers is lost to the world." His last words were: "On the ground", in response to his sister-in-law Georgina's request that he lie down.