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Book cover: The Uncommercial TravellerThe Uncommercial Traveller
by - Charles Scribner's Sons ,
The work is a collection of literary sketches and reminiscences written by Charles Dickens. They display his wit, humour and occasionally his righteous indignation towards the things that he saw and the hidden aspects of Victorian London.
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Book cover: The Battle of LifeThe Battle of Life
by - Bradbury & Evans, Whitefriars ,
A charming addition to Dickens' series of five Christmas books, of which this is the fourth. In this short novel fans of Dickens will find an entertaining and cheerfully uplifting love story, perfect reading for the holiday season.
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Book cover: Sketches by BozSketches by Boz
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Sketches by Boz collected a rich and strange mixture of reportage, observation, fancy and fiction centred on the metropolis. It was Dickens's first book, and in it we find him walking the London streets, in theatres, pawnshops, law-courts, prisons.
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Book cover: The Old Curiosity ShopThe Old Curiosity Shop
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Nell is on her way home to the dusty shop where she and her grandfather live a rather mysterious life. The old man disappears every night -- visiting gambling dens with the naive hope of winning a fortune. Instead he sinks deeper into debt.
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Book cover: Bleak HouseBleak House
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Bleak House blends together several literary genres -- detective fiction, romance, melodrama, and satire -- to create an unforgettable portrait of the decay and corruption at the heart of English law and society in the Victorian era.
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Book cover: Martin ChuzzlewitMartin Chuzzlewit
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Martin Chuzzlewit is an apprentice architect who is fired by Seth Pecksniff and is also disinherited by his own grandfather. Martin travels to the US, where he is swindled by land speculators and has other unpleasant but sometimes comic experiences.
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Book cover: The Life and Adventures of Nicholas NicklebyThe Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Nicholas Nickleby must set out to make his way in the world. Along the way various older, money-grubbing villains attempt to injure him. Eventually, with the assistance of kind patrons, he and his family achieve economic security and a happy home.
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Book cover: The Mystery of Edwin DroodThe Mystery of Edwin Drood
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Dickens's marvelous tale was left unfinished at his death in 1870. The novel has been all the more tantalizing for its lack of an ending to a mystifying puzzle that avid readers have tried to solve. A gem for lovers of mysteries and Dickens fans.
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Book cover: Hard TimesHard Times
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
Dickens' satire on the Victorian family and the society which sought to turn men into machines. Louisa and Tom Gradgrind have been harshly raised by their father, an educator, to know nothing but the most factual, pragmatic information.
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Book cover: A Child's History of EnglandA Child's History of England
by - eBooks@Adelaide ,
The book takes its reader on a fascinating journey, from Ancient England and the Romans to Victoria's reign and Dickens' own lifetime. Full of sensational plots, high adventure and terrible tragedy, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good story.
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Book cover: A Christmas CarolA Christmas Carol
by - Hodder & Stoughton ,
One of Dickens' best-loved and oft-quoted stories. Cruel miser Ebeneezer Scrooge hates Christmas most of all. When he is visited by his partner and the ghosts of Christmas, he learns eternal lessons of charity, kindness, and goodwill.
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Book cover: Oliver TwistOliver Twist
by - Dutton ,
One of Dickens's darkest novels, dealing with kidnapping, burglary, child abuse, and murder. Alongside this gallery of horrors are the corrupt and incompetent institutions set up to address social problems and instead making them worse.
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Book cover: David CopperfieldDavid Copperfield
by - The University Society ,
The story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Dickens drew revealingly on his own experiences to create his enduringly popular work.
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Book cover: A Tale of Two CitiesA Tale of Two Cities
by - Dutton ,
Against the backdrop of the French Revolution, Dickens unfolds a masterpiece of drama, adventure, and courage featuring Charles Darnay, a man falsely accused of treason. The novel culminates in a daring prison escape in the shadow of the guillotine.
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Book cover: Great ExpectationsGreat Expectations
by - S.H. Goetzel ,
Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman, and one day he finds himself in possession of great expectations. One of Dickens's finest novels, a gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward.
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