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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Isbn : 3986776958
  • Pages : 1222
  • Category : Drama
  • Reads : 119
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The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens - Originally published in 1844, Charles Dickens thought 'The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit' to be his best work, even though it was one of his least popular novels. A tale of greed and selfishness, it tells the story of Martin Chuzzlewit, who goes to work for the architect, Seth Pecksniff; an odious man who uses the money of his students without really teaching them anything. There's also Tom Pinch, an innocent and kind hearted man who was fallen foul of Pecksniff's greed. The backdrop to all this is the relationship young Martin wishes to have with Mary Graham - a relationship which his grandfather is seemingly against.

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Martin Chuzzlewi

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1616400080
  • Pages : 452
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 863
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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 Part II of The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, which was originally serialized in standalone installments in 1843-44. The work Dickens considered his best, it is a satire on selfishness, revolving around the Chuzzlewit family, and is notable for what is perceived by some as anti-American attitudes, though Dickens intended his less than positive depictions of Americans as satirical, too.

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Isbn : PKEY:SMP2200000199508
  • Pages : 12862
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 744
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-charles-dickens.pdf

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Charles Dickens is the greatest writer of the Victorian era who became the classic of English literature while still being alive. This book contains the cream of author’s creations. Here can be found an amusing novel about the adventures of English gentlemen The Pickwick Papers and fascinating story Great Expectations about wealth that came upon a young apprentice Pip. The book is garnished with such novels as Oliver Twist which is about a young vagrant who unexpectedly finds relatives and David Copperfield that describes the power of human will in overcoming any difficulties on the way to happiness. Dickens can be called one of the most human loving authors, he teaches the reader to be sincerely happy or sad. To be sad because of the horrible misery the characters of his books feel, to be happy due to kind and soft humour inseparable with the narration of his characters’ life adventures. ContentS: - A Tale of Two Cities - Great Expectations - A Christmas Carol in Prose - Hard Times - Oliver Twist, or The Parish Boy's Progress - David Copperfield - Bleak house - The Pickwick Papers - Our Mutual Friend - Little Dorrit - The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby - The Old Curiosity Shop - American Notes for General Circulation - Dombey and Son - The Mystery of Edwin Drood - A tale of the riots of ‘eighty - Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit - Three Ghost Stories - Hunted Down - Pictures from Italy - A child’s history of England - To be Read at Dusk - The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home - The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain - Holiday Romance - The Lamplighter - THE SEVEN POOR TRAVELLERS — IN THREE CHAPTERS - MUGBY JUNCTION - GEORGE SILVERMAN’S EXPLANATION - The Wreck of the Golden Mary - DOCTOR MARIGOLD - Master Humphrey's Clock - The Battle of Life - MUDFOG AND OTHER SKETCHES

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1616400072
  • Pages : 452
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 543
  • File Pdf: the-complete-works-of-charles-dickens.pdf

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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 Part II of The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, which was originally serialized in standalone installments in 1843-44. The work Dickens considered his best, it is a satire on selfishness, revolving around the Chuzzlewit family, and is notable for what is perceived by some as anti-American attitudes, though Dickens intended his less than positive depictions of Americans as satirical, too.

Barnaby Rudge

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
  • Isbn : 3986471049
  • Pages : 698
  • Category : Architecture
  • Reads : 524
  • File Pdf: barna.pdf

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Barnaby Rudge Charles Dickens - The first historical novel by Charles Dickens, set during the anti-Catholic riots of 1780, is an unrivalled depiction of a raging mob's horror as seen through the eyes of those caught up in turmoil. Emma, a Catholic, and Edward, a Protestant, whose forbidden love runs through the heart of the story; and Barnaby, a simple-minded riot leader whose fate is linked to a mysterious murder and whose beloved pet raven, Grip, embodies the mystical force of innocence. The tale spans London's volatile streets and nightmarish underbelly; Dickens depicts in characteristically rich, pulsating detail.

Selected Novels Of Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443438464
  • Pages : 7428
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 576
  • File Pdf: selected-novels-of-charles-dickens.pdf

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Immerse yourself in Victorian times with these classic stories and timeless characters from Charles Dickens. The Selected Novels of Charles Dickens includes The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiosity Shop, A Christmas Carol, The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, A Tale of Two Cities, and Great Expectations. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

Martin Chuszlewit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Isbn : 3736858108
  • Pages : 1299
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 492
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Das Werk "The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit" ("Leben und Abenteuer des Martin Chuszlewit"), bekannter als "Martin Chuzzlewit", ist ein Roman von Charles Dickens und gilt als der letzte seiner Schelmenromane. Der Roman erschien in mehreren Fortsetzungen zwischen 1843 und 1844. Dickens hielt "Martin Chuzzlewit" für eine seiner besten Arbeiten, allerdings erwies er sich als einer seiner am wenigsten populären Romane. Der Verkaufserfolg der ersten Fortsetzungen waren im Vergleich zu früheren Werken Charles Dickens' enttäuschend. Als Reaktion darauf änderte Dickens die Handlung und ließ den Titelheld nach Amerika reisen. Dies gab Dickens die Möglichkeit, die Vereinigten Staaten, die er 1842 besucht hatte, satirisch als Wildnis darzustellen, in deren wenigen zivilisierteren Orten überwiegend betrügerische Profitmacher lebten. Das Hauptthema des Romans ist, nach dem von Dickens verfassten Vorwort, die satirische Darstellung von Eigennutz, ein Charakterzug, der alle Mitglieder der Chuzzlewit-Familie kennzeichnet. Der Roman ist Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts gewidmet, einer Freundin und Förderin von Dickens.

Martin Chuzzlewit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Jazzybee Verlag
  • Isbn : 3849609774
  • Pages : 1081
  • Category : Avarice
  • Reads : 836
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Die Serie "Meisterwerke der Literatur" beinhaltet die Klassiker der deutschen und weltweiten Literatur in einer einzigartigen Sammlung für Ihren eBook Reader. Lesen Sie die besten Werke großer Schriftsteller,Poeten, Autoren und Philosophen auf Ihrem Reader. Dieses Werk bietet zusätzlich * Eine Biografie/Bibliografie des Autors. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (Leben und Abenteuer des Martin Chuszlewit), bekannter als Martin Chuzzlewit, ist ein Roman von Charles Dickens und gilt als der letzte seiner Schelmenromane. Der Roman erschien in mehreren Fortsetzungen zwischen 1843 und 1844. Dickens hielt Martin Chuzzlewit für eine seiner besten Arbeiten, allerdings erwies er sich als einer seiner am wenigsten populären Romane. Der Verkaufserfolg der ersten Fortsetzungen waren im Vergleich zu früheren Werken Charles Dickens' enttäuschend. Als Reaktion darauf änderte Dickens die Handlung und ließ den Titelheld nach Amerika reisen. Dies gab Dickens die Möglichkeit, die Vereinigten Staaten, die er 1842 besucht hatte, satirisch als Wildnis darzustellen, in deren wenigen zivilisierteren Orten überwiegend betrügerische Profitmacher lebten. Das Hauptthema des Romans ist nach dem von Dickens verfassten Vorwort ist die satirische Darstellung von Eigennutz, ein Charakterzug, der alle Mitglieder der Chuzzlewit-Familie kennzeichnet. Der Roman ist Angela Georgina Burdett-Coutts gewidmet, einer Freundin und Förderin von Dickens.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : McClelland & Stewart
  • Isbn : 0735253536
  • Pages : 848
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 554
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When Nicholas's father dies, he, his mother and sister, Kate, are left penniless. To earn his keep, Nicholas becomes a tutor at Dotheboys Hall but soon discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, is a one-eyed tyrant who insists on a harsh regime. Nicholas embarks on an adventure that takes him from loathsome boarding schools to the London stage. Dickens confronts issues of neglect and cruelty in this blackly comic masterpiece. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.

Hunted Down

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : The Floating Press
  • Isbn : 1775459349
  • Pages : 38
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 400
  • File Pdf: hunted-down.pdf

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Looking for a quick but engrossing read? In "Hunted Down," master storyteller Charles Dickens makes an uncharacteristic foray into quasi-detective fiction, and creating an idiosyncratic protagonist whose strange interests and preoccupations make him a natural when it comes to tracking down criminals.

The Artful Dickens

By John Mullan
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Isbn : 1526643898
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 736
  • File Pdf: the-artful-dickens.pdf

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'This is a marvellous, endlessly illuminating book ... It doesn't go on the shelf alongside other critics; it goes on the shelf alongside Dickens' Howard Jacobson Discover the tricks of a literary master in this essential guide to the fictional world of Charles Dickens. From Pickwick to Scrooge, Copperfield to Twist, how did Dickens find the perfect names for his characters? What was Dickens's favourite way of killing his characters? When is a Dickens character most likely to see a ghost? Why is Dickens's trickery only fully realised when his novels are read aloud? In thirteen entertaining and wonderfully insightful essays, John Mullan explores the literary machinations of Dickens's eccentric genius, from his delight in clichés to his rendering of smells and his outrageous use of coincidences. A treat for all lovers of Dickens, this essential companion puts his audacity, originality and brilliance on full display.

Nursing before Nightingale, 1815–1899

By Carol Helmstadter,Judith Godden
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1317086473
  • Pages : 242
  • Category : Medical
  • Reads : 867
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Nursing Before Nightingale is a study of the transformation of nursing in England from the beginning of the nineteenth century until the emergence of the Nightingale nurse as the standard model in the 1890s. From the nineteenth century on historians have considered Florence Nightingale, with her training school established at St. Thomas's Hospital in 1860, the founder of modern nursing. This book investigates two major earlier reforms in nursing: a doctor-driven reform which came to be called the 'ward system,' and the reforms of the Anglican Sisters, known as the 'central system' of nursing. Rather than being the beginning of nursing reform, Nightingale nursing was the culmination of these two earlier reforms.

Martin Chuzzlewit

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Isbn : 0141908130
  • Pages : 864
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 937
  • File Pdf: martin-chuzzlewit.pdf

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'Among the most powerful things Dickens ever did in fiction' Guardian Greed has led wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit to become suspicious and misanthropic, leaving his grandson and name-sake to make his own way in the world. And so young Martin sets out from the Wiltshire home of his supposed champion, the scheming architect Pecksniff, to seek his fortune in America. In depicting Martin's journey Dickens created many vividly realized figures, from Martin's optimistic manservant Mark Tapley to the drunken and corrupt private nurse Mrs Gamp. With its portrayal of greed, blackmail and murder, and its searing satire on America, Dickens's novel is a powerful and blackly comic story of hypocrisy and redemption. Edited with an Introduction and Notes by Patricia Ingham

Dickens and the Virtual City

By Estelle Murail,Sara Thornton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 3319350862
  • Pages : 295
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 864
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This book explores the aesthetic practices used by Dickens to make the space which we have come to know as the Dickensian City. It concentrates on three very precise techniques for the production of social space (counter-mapping, overlaying and troping). The chapters show the scapes and writings which influenced him and the way he transformed them, packaged them and passed them on for future use. The city is shown to be an imagined or virtual world but with a serious aim for a serious game: Dickens sets up a workshop for the simulation of real societies and cities. This urban building with is transferable to other literatures and medial forms. The book offers vital understanding of how writing and image work in particular ways to recreate and re-enchant society and the built environment. It will be of interest to scholars of literature, media, film, urban studies, politics and economics.

The Complete Charles Dickens Collection

By Charles Dickens
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Isbn : 1456618350
  • Pages : 9999
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 384
  • File Pdf: 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

Martin Chuzzlewit (RLE Dickens)

By Sylvere Monod
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135027536
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Reads : 641
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Although enjoyed my many as a masterpiece of Dickens’ comic writing, Martin Chuzzlewit has long been underrated by professional critics. This volume redresses the balance by devoting its attention to a full critical discussion of the novel and by including a full survey of the critical positions held in the past. As well as discussing the themes of selfishness and hypocrisy, the history of the text is also explored, as is the complex relationship between Dickens and the United States which played a great part in the development of the novel and exerted considerable influence on it early reception.

The Complete Christmas Books of Charles Dickens

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : EAN:4066338119605
  • Pages : 1720
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 969
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e-artnow presents to you the Charles Dickens Christmas collection with the complete novels and stories author dedicated to this most beloved holiday:_x000D_ A Christmas Carol_x000D_ The Chimes_x000D_ The Cricket on the Hearth_x000D_ The Battle of Life_x000D_ The Haunted Man_x000D_ A Christmas Tree_x000D_ What Christmas Is As We Grow Older_x000D_ The Poor Relation's Story_x000D_ The Child's Story_x000D_ The Schoolboy's Story_x000D_ Nobody's Story_x000D_ The Seven Poor Travellers_x000D_ The Holly-Tree_x000D_ The Wreck of the Golden Mary_x000D_ The Perils of Certain English Prisoners_x000D_ A House to Let_x000D_ The Haunted House_x000D_ A Message From the Sea_x000D_ Tom Tiddler's Ground_x000D_ Somebody's Luggage_x000D_ Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings_x000D_ Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy_x000D_ Doctor Marigold's Prescriptions_x000D_ Mugby Junction_x000D_ No Thoroughfare_x000D_ Christmas at Fezziwig's Warehouse

Tales from Dickens

By Charles Dickens,Hallie Erminie Rives
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Isbn : EAN:4057664653291
  • Pages : 439
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 328
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"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens, Hallie Erminie Rives. 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.

The Mystery of Charles Dickens

By A.N. Wilson
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0062954962
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 216
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Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography A lively and insightful biographical celebration of the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens, published in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of his death. Charles Dickens was a superb public performer, a great orator and one of the most famous of the Eminent Victorians. Slight of build, with a frenzied, hyper-energetic personality, Dickens looked much older than his fifty-eight years when he died—an occasion marked by a crowded funeral at Westminster Abbey, despite his waking wishes for a small affair. Experiencing the worst and best of life during the Victorian Age, Dickens was not merely the conduit through whom some of the most beloved characters in literature came into the world. He was one of them. Filled with the twists, pathos, and unusual characters that sprang from this novelist’s extraordinary imagination, The Mystery of Charles Dickens looks back from the legendary writer’s death to recall the key events in his life. In doing so, he seeks to understand Dickens’ creative genius and enduring popularity. Following his life from cradle to grave, it becomes clear that Dickens’s fiction drew from his life—a fact he acknowledged. Like Oliver Twist, Dickens suffered a wretched childhood, then grew up to become not only a respectable gentleman but an artist of prodigious popularity. Dickens knew firsthand the poverty and pain his characters endured, including the scandal of a failed marriage. Going beyond standard narrative biography, A. N. Wilson brilliantly revisits the wellspring of Dickens’s vast and wild imagination, to reveal at long last why his novels captured the hearts of nineteenth century readers—and why they continue to resonate today. The Mystery of Charles Dickens is illustrated with 30 black-and-white images.

Charles Dickens: His Life and Work

By Stephen Butler Leacock
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Isbn : EAN:8596547199175
  • Pages : 259
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: charles-dickens.pdf

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "Charles Dickens: His Life and Work" by Stephen Butler Leacock. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.

The Pleasures and Horrors of Eating

By Marion Gymnich
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • Isbn : 3862347753
  • Pages : 464
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 174
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Browsing through books and TV channels we find people pre-occupied with eating, cooking and competing with chefs. Eating and food in today's media have become a form of entertainment and art. A survey of literary history and culture shows to what extent eating used to be closely related to all areas of human life, to religion, eroticism and even to death.In this volume, early modern ideas of feasting, banqueting and culinary pleasures are juxtaposed with post-18th- and 19th-century concepts in which the intake of food is increasingly subjected to moral, theological and economic reservations. In a wide range of essays, various images, rhetorics and poetics of plenty are not only contrasted with the horrors of gluttony, they are also seen in the context of modern phenomena such as the anorexic body or the gourmandizing bête humaine.It is this vexing binary approach to eating and food which this volume traces within a wide chronological framework and which is at the core not only of literature, art and film, but also of a flourishing popular culture.

A Dickens Companion

By Norman Page
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349060046
  • Pages : 369
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 170
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The Textual Life of Dickens's Characters

By James A. Davies
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349085820
  • Pages : 187
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 537
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By focusing on selected characters and characterizations from all stages of Dickens' literary career, both fiction and non-fiction, this book looks at the thematic significance of the modern distinction between story and text.

The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens: 20 Illustrated Classics in One Volume

By Charles Dickens
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn : 8026873130
  • Pages : 11815
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 694
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Novels of Charles Dickens: 20 Illustrated Classics in One Volume" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. 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.

Delphi Complete Works of Stephen Leacock (Illustrated)

By Stephen Leacock
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Isbn : 1786564068
  • Pages : 7133
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 149
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The internationally acclaimed Canadian humorist, Stephen Leacock produced over thirty books of light-hearted sketches and essays. The beguiling fantasies and hilarious tales of ‘Literary Lapses’ (1910), ‘Nonsense Novels’ (1911) and ‘Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town’ (1912) helped launch Leacock’s career as a master writer of humour. He also produced learned and well-researched non-fiction books, including important historical works on his beloved home of Canada and reviews of literary figures. For the first time in publishing history, this eBook presents Leacock’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Leacock’s life and works * All 27 short story collections, with individual contents tables * Features rare books appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘Hellements of Hickonomics’ * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Rare non-fiction works available in no other collection, including ‘How to Write’ and ‘Our British Empire’ * Includes Leacock’s play and autobiography * Features Peter McArthur’s seminal biography – discover Leacock’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Fiction Literary Lapses Nonsense Novels Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Behind the Beyond Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich Moonbeams from the Larger Lunacy Further Foolishness Essays and Literary Studies Frenzied Fiction The Hohenzollerns in America Winsome Winnie My Discovery of England College Days Over the Footlights The Garden of Folly Winnowed Wisdom Short Circuits The Iron Man and the Tin Woman Laugh with Leacock The Dry Pickwick Afternoons in Utopia Hellements of Hickonomics in Hiccoughs of Verse Done in Our Social Planning Mill Model Memoirs Too Much College My Remarkable Uncle Happy Stories Last Leaves The Short Stories List of Short Stories in Chronological Order List of Short Stories in Alphabetical Order The Play “Q”: A Farce in One Act The Non-Fiction Elements of Political Science Baldwin, Lafontaine, Hincks: Responsible Government Adventurers of the Far North The Dawn of Canadian History The Mariner of St. Malo The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice Mackenzie, Baldwin, Lafontaine, Hincks Economic Prosperity in the British Empire Mark Twain Charles Dickens: His Life and Work Humor: Its Theory and Technique, with Examples and Samples The Greatest Pages of American Humor Humor and Humanity Here Are My Lectures My Discovery of the West Our British Empire Canada: The Foundations of Its Future Our Heritage of Liberty Montreal: Seaport and City Canada and the Sea While There is Time How to Write The Autobiography The Boy I Left Behind Me The Biography Stephen Leacock by Peter McArthur Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

A Companion to Mark Twain

By Peter Messent,Louis J. Budd
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 1119117917
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 542
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This broad-ranging companion brings together respected American and European critics and a number of up-and-coming scholars to provide an overview of Twain, his background, his writings, and his place in American literary history. One of the most broad-ranging volumes to appear on Mark Twain in recent years Brings together respected Twain critics and a number of younger scholars in the field to provide an overview of this central figure in American literature Places special emphasis on the ways in which Twain's works remain both relevant and important for a twenty-first century audience A concluding essay evaluates the changing landscape of Twain criticism

The Gift of Beauty and the Passion of Being

By William Desmond
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532617100
  • Pages : 366
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 994
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This book gathers a set of reflections on the gift of beauty and the passion of being. There is something surprising about beauty that we receive and that moves the passion of being in us. The book takes issue with an ambiguous attitude to beauty among some who proclaim their advanced aesthetic authenticity. Beauty seems bland and lacks the more visceral thrill of the ugly, indeed the excremental. We crave what disrupts and provokes us, not what gives delight or even consoles. By contrast, attention is given to how beauty arouses enigmatic joy in us, and we enjoy an elemental rapport with it as other. Surprised by beauty, our breath is taken away, but we are more truly there with the beautiful when we are taken outside of ourselves. We are first receivers of the gift of surprise and only then perceivers and conceivers. My attention to the passion of being stresses a patience, a receptivity to what is other. What happens is not first our construction. There is something given, something awakening, something delighting, something energizing, something of invitation to transcendence. The theme is amplified in diverse reflections: on life and its transient beauty; on soul music and its relation to self; on the shine on things given in creation; on beauty and Schopenhauer’s dark origin; on creativity and the dynamis in Paul Weiss’s creative ventures; on redemption in Romanticism in the thought of Stanley Cavell; on theater as a between or metaxu; on redeeming laughter and its connection with the passion of being.

Dickens, Europe and the New Worlds

By Anny Sadrin
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Isbn : 1349273546
  • Pages : 307
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 177
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The essays collected in this volume offer fresh readings of Dickens's travelogues and novels, often pointing to the many-sidedness of his personality. The 'uncommercial traveller' emerges as an ecumenical John Bull, chary of the alien but greedy of novelty, a man whose incursions on well-trodden or unfamiliar ground are always journeys into the uncanny. Besides dealing with the geography of the novelist's imagination, the book explores numerous 'new worlds' such as the inspiring world of Victorian science and Dickens's responses to it or the world of modern literary theory that shapes our own responses to his work.

Dickens and Childhood

By Laura Peters
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1351944533
  • Pages : 656
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 901
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'No words can express the secret agony of my soul'. Dickens's tantalising hint alluding to his time at Warren's Blacking Factory remains a gnomic statement until Forster's biography after Dickens's death. Such a revelation partly explains the dominance of biography in early Dickens criticism; Dickens's own childhood was understood to provide the material for his writing, particularly his representation of the child and childhood. Yet childhood in Dickens continues to generate a significant level of critical interest. This volume of essays traces the shifting importance given to childhood in Dickens criticism. The essays consider a range of subjects such as the Romantic child, the child and the family, and the child as a vehicle for social criticism, as well as current issues such as empire, race and difference, and death. Written by leading researchers and educators, this selection of previously published articles and book chapters is representative of key developments in this field. Given the perennial importance of the child in Dickens this volume is an indispensable reference work for Dickens specialists and aficionados alike.

Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies

By Julia Straub
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Isbn : 3110393417
  • Pages : 632
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 941
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Transatlantic literary studies have provided important new perspectives on North American, British and Irish literature. They have led to a revision of literary history and the idea of a national literature. They have changed the perception of the Anglo-American literary market and its many processes of transatlantic production, distribution, reception and criticism. Rather than dwelling on comparisons or engaging with the notion of ‘influence,’ transatlantic literary studies seek to understand North American, British and Irish literature as linked with each other by virtue of multi-layered historical and cultural ties and pay special attention to the many refractions and mutual interferences that have characterized these traditions since colonial times. This handbook brings together articles that summarize some of the crucial transatlantic concepts, debates and topics. The contributions contained in this volume examine periods in literary and cultural history, literary movements, individual authors as well as genres from a transatlantic perspective, combining theoretical insight with textual analysis.

Charles Dickens: Faith, Angels and the Poor

By Keith Hooper
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  • Publisher : Lion Books
  • Isbn : 074596852X
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 815
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"Deeply respecting, and bowing down before the character of Our Saviour, you cannot go very wrong, and will always preserve at heart a true spirit of veneration and humility." Charles Dickens Charles Dickens was a great storyteller; he possessed the unique ability of documenting the realities of life for both his contemporaries and future generations. A journalist, commentator, historian, and the social conscience of a nation, his influence and reach extended far beyond that normally associated with a novelist. Although the subject of numerous books, none have sought to detail how the writer tried through his work to change the hearts of his readers. In this authoritative and highly readable new biography, Keith Hooper explores the nature and development of Dickens's faith, and the means by which it was expressed. This excellent study of Dickens's beliefs and struggles with the contemporary church gives new and valuable insight into his literary work.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

By Jennifer Speake
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1135456631
  • Pages : 2100
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 271
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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.