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A Christmas Carol Vintage Classics Dickens Series

Author: Charles Dickens
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'Bah!' said Scrooge, 'Humbug!' Ebenezer Scrooge is unimpressed by Christmas. He has no time for festivities or goodwill toward his fellow men and is only interested in money. Then, on the night of Christmas Eve, his life is changed by a series of ghostly visitations that show him some bitter truths about his choices. A Christmas Carolis Dickens' most influential book and a funny, clever and hugely enjoyable story. INCLUDES 'THE CHIMES' AND 'THE HAUNTED MAN' Also in the Vintage Classics Dickens Series- A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times Oliver Twist


Oliver Twist Vintage Classics Dickens Series

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The archetypal Dickensian tale of the failures of charity and the dangers of individualism in a changing world. 'Please, sir, I want some more.' Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go, however hard he tries to escape. In Oliver Twist, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children, and gives a voice to the disadvantaged and abused. A beautiful and quirky collectible edition as part of the Vintage Classics Dickens series. Also includes: A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times


Oliver Twist Vintage Classics Dickens Series

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The archetypal Dickensian tale of the failures of charity and the dangers of individualism in a changing world. 'Please, sir, I want some more.' Oliver is an orphan living on the dangerous London streets with no one but himself to rely on. Fleeing from poverty and hardship, he falls in with a criminal street gang who will not let him go, however hard he tries to escape. In Oliver Twist, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children, and gives a voice to the disadvantaged and abused. A beautiful and quirky collectible edition as part of the Vintage Classics Dickens series. Also includes: A Christmas Carol A Tale of Two Cities David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times


A Tale of Two Cities

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Dickens' masterful tale of Paris, London, and revolution. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... Lucie Manette has been separated from her father for eighteen years while he languished in Paris's most feared prison, the Bastille. Finally reunited, the Manettes' fortunes become inextricably intertwined with those of two men, the heroic aristocrat Darnay and the dissolute lawyer Carton. Their story, which encompasses violence, revenge, love and redemption, is grippingly played out against the backdrop of the terrifying brutality of the French Revolution. A beautiful and quirky collectible edition as part of the Vintage Classics Dickens series. Also includes: A Christmas Carol David Copperfield Great Expectations Hard Times Oliver Twist


Great Expectations

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Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals. Pip's desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn.


Railway Reading and Late Victorian Literary Series

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The railway was one of the principal Victorian spaces of reading. This book spotlights one of the leading audience demographics in this late-Victorian market: the newly empowered readers of the expanding middle class. The transactions in which late-Victorian readers acquired the books read whilst travelling are reconstructed by exploring the leading determinants of consumers’ purchasing choices at the railway station bookstalls selling books intended for reading in this zone. This exploration concentrates on the impact of forces like the input of the staff running the bookstalls and the commercial environment in which consumers made their purchases. At the center of this study is a leading (and still relatively under-examined) genre of Victorian print culture circulating in this reading space― the series. Rooney examines three leading examples of late-Victorian series, which sought to satisfy railway passengers’ need for literary reading matter. Many of the period’s principal authors and literary genres featured in their lists. Each venture is representative of one of the three main pricing tiers of series publishing. Employing an eclectic methodological framework combining cultural studies and book history approaches with concepts from the new humanities, the reading experiences furnished by the light fiction of these series are reconstructed. This study reflects the recent growth in scholarship on historical readership, the expansion in the canon of Victorian popular literature, and the broader material turn in nineteenth-century studies.


David Copperfield

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" Like so many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child," wrote Charles Dickens. "And his name is David Copperfield." Of all of Dickens's novels, David Copperfield most closely reflects the events of his own life. The story of an abandoned waif who discovers life and love in an indifferent world, this classic tale of childhood is populated with a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains who number among the author's greatest creations. "David Copperfield is filled with characters of the most astonishing variety, vividness, and originality," noted Somerset Maugham. "They are not realistic and yet they abound with life. There never were such people as the Micawbers, Pegotty and Barkis, Traddles, Betsey Trotwood and Mr. Dick, Uriah Heep and his mother. They are fantastic inventions of Dickens's exultant imagination, but they have so much vigor, they are so consistent, they are presented with so much conviction, that you believe in them. They are extravagant, but not unreal, and when you have once to know them you can never quite forget them." T. S. Eliot agreed: "Dickens excelled in character; in the creation of characters of greater intensity than human beings." And Virginia Woolf concluded: "In David Copperfield, though char- acters swarm and life flows into every creek and cranny, some common feelings--youth, gaiety, hope--envelops the tumult, brings the scattered parts together, and invests the most perfect of all the Dickens novels with an atmosphere of beauty." The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun- dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.


Bleak House

Author: Charles Dickens
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Widely regarded as Dickens’s masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which “whole families have inherited legendary hatreds.” Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther’s romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set against the foggy backdrop of the Court of Chancery. Mixing romance, mystery, comedy, and satire, Bleak House limns the suffering caused by the intricate inefficiency of the law. The text of this Modern Library Paperback Classic was set from the first single-volume edition, published by Bradbury & Evans in 1853, and reproduces thirty-nine of H. K. Browne’s original illustrations for the book.


Delphi Dickensiana Volume I Illustrated

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In tribute to the bicentennial of the birth of Charles Dickens, Delphi Classics is pleased to introduce Dickensiana, a first of its kind e-compilation of period accounts of Dickens’s life and works, rare 19th and early 20th century books and articles about Dickens and Dickensian locales, reminiscences by family, friends and colleagues, tribute poems, parodies, satires and sequels based on his works and much more, spiced with an abundance of vintage images. Delphi looks forward to publishing further volumes and welcomes suggestions for additional texts and images. Features: * 14 Dickensian books - immerse yourself in the world of literature's greatest novelist! * a detailed short prose works section, with rare articles and extracts * a range of Dickensian poems inspired by the writings of the great man * a SPECIAL Dickensiana image section, featuring rare vintage postcards in beautiful colour * a Dickensian's treasure trove of scholarly texts * IMPROVED texts and formatting Contents The Books CHARLES DICKENS AND HIS FRIENDS BY W. TEIGNMOUTH SHORE THE PUZZLE OF DICKENS’S LAST PLOT BY ANDREW LANG IN JAIL WITH CHARLES DICKENS BY ALFRED TRUMBLE MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM BY MAMIE DICKENS DICKENS-LAND BY J.A. NICKLIN PICKWICKIAN MANNERS AND CUSTOMS BY PERCY FITZGERALD CHRISTMAS EVE WITH THE SPIRITS THE PROBLEM OF EDWIN DROOD BY W. ROBERTSON NICOLL MICAWBER REDIVIVUS BY JONATHAN COALFIELD PICKWICKIAN STUDIES BY PERCY FITZGERALD PHIZ AND DICKENS, AS THEY APPEARED TO EDGAR BROWNE A WEEK’S TRAMP IN DICKENS-LAND BY WILLIAM R. HUGHES CHARLES DICKENS AS A READER BY CHARLES KENT THE INNS AND TAVERNS OF “PICKWICK” BY B.W. MATZ The Shorter Prose A LITERARY HIGHWAY EXTRACT FROM “A BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE” A CHILD’S JOURNEY WITH DICKENS CHARLES DICKENS AND ROCHESTER A WALK WITH AN IMMORTAL NEW CHAPTERS FROM ‘THE LIFE OF DICKENS’ NEW FACTS ABOUT THE REAL CHARLES DICKENS MEN AND MEMORIES: PERSONAL REMINISCENCES CHARLES DICKENS AS I KNEW HIM DICKENS IN AMERICA EXTRACT FROM “PEN PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHARLES DICKENS’S READINGS, TAKEN FROM LIFE” PORTRAITS AND MEMOIRS HARD TIMES (REFINISHED) UNDER THE SHADOW OF BLEAK HOUSE THE WOODEN MIDSHIPMAN MISS BETSEY TROTWOOD’S DISAPPEARING DICKENSLAND ROUND ABOUT DOTHEBOY’S HALL THACKERAY AND DICKENS MEMORIES OF CHARLES DICKENS DICKENS’S CHARACTERS AND THEIR PROTOTYPES THE FRIENDSHIP OF CHARLES DICKENS AND WASHINGTON IRVING CHARLES DICKENS’S RELIGION CHARLES DICKENS IN ILLINOIS PICKWICKIAN BATH NICHOLAS NICKLEBY AT HIND HEAD LITERARY GEOGRAPHY: THE COUNTRY OF DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE FINAL STAVE OF “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” "PHIZ" A MEMOIR THE CITY OF EDWIN DROOD “BOZ” AND BOULOGNE DICKENS AND GRAVESEND DICKENS IN SWITZERLAND CHARLES DICKENS’ MANUSCRIPTS DICKENS THE SHADOW ON DICKENS’S LIFE EXTRACT FROM “CROWDING MEMORIES” EXTRACT FROM “OLD FRIENDS. BEING LITERARY RECOLLECTIONS OF OTHER DAYS” The Poetry LIST OF POEMS Dickensiana Images DICKENS'S CHILDREN DICKENS POSTCARDS


The Voice of Nature in Ted Hughes s Writing for Children

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Despite the fame Ted Hughes’s poetry has achieved, there has been surprisingly little critical writing on his children’s literature. This book identifies the importance of Hughes’s children’s writing from an ecocritical perspective and argues that the healing function that Hughes ascribes to nature in his children’s literature is closely linked to the development of his own sense of environmental responsibility. This book will be the first sustained examination of Hughes’s greening in relation to his writing for children, providing a detailed reading of Hughes’s children’s literature through his poetry, prose and drama as well as his critical essays and letters. In addition, it also explores how Hughes’s children’s writing is a window to the poet’s own emotional struggles, as well as his environmental consciousness and concern to reconnect a society that has become alienated from nature. This book will be of great interest to not only those studying Ted Hughes, but also students and scholars of environment and literature, ecocriticism, children’s literature and twentieth-century literature.