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Author Name: Charles Dickens

A prolific 19th Century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non; during his lifetime Dickens became known the world over for his remarkable characters, his mastery of prose in the telling of their lives, and his depictions of the social classes, mores and values of his times. Some considered him the spokesman for the poor, for he definitely brought much awareness to their plight, the downtrodden and the have-nots. He had his share of critics, like Virginia Woolf and Henry James, but also many admirers, even into the 21st Century.

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood
 -by Charles Dickens

The Mystery of Edwin Drood might be described as one of the world's most truly interactive mysteries. When Charles Dickens, its... Read More

Illustrated Readers: David Copperfield
 -by Charles Dickens

David Copperfield is sent away to boarding school by his cruel stepfather, against the wishes of his loving mother. His horrify... Read More

Little Dorrit
 -by Charles Dickens

When Arthur Clennam returns to England after many years abroad, he takes a kindly interest in Amy Dorrit, his mother's seamstre... Read More

Illustrated Readers: Oliver Twist
 -by Charles Dickens

Oliver Twist discovers early in life that it is a terrible thing to be born an orphan. His miserable experiences at the workhou... Read More

A Christmas Carol
 -by Charles Dickens

Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly old skinflint who hates everyone, especially children, but at Christmas three ghosts come to visi... Read More

A Tale of Two Cities
 -by Charles Dickens

After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his dau... Read More

Bleak House
 -by Charles Dickens

Considered one of Dickens's greatest works, "Bleak House" scathingly portrays his belief: "The one great princip... Read More

The Pickwick Papers
 -by Charles Dickens

The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens's first novel, published in serial form in 1837. This is the story of the &quo... Read More

A Tale of Two Cities
 -by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. Wit... Read More

Great Expectations
 -by Charles Dickens

"Great Expectations" is at once a superbly constructed novel of spellbinding mastery and a profound examination of mo... Read More

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A little about me: I always knew I wanted to work with books somehow, so I studied English at university before working in a bookshop, a literary ag Read More...

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