A Christmas Carol Vintage Classics Dickens Series

A Christmas Carol  Vintage Classics Dickens Series

Ebenezer Scrooge is unimpressed by Christmas.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 1784873446

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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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
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Oliver Twist Vintage Classics Dickens Series

Oliver Twist  Vintage Classics Dickens Series

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.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 1784873411

Category: England

Page: 464

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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
Categories: England

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

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.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 178487339X

Category: Benefactors

Page: 560

View: 247

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.
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A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

Dickens' masterful tale of Paris, London, and revolution.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Vintage Classic

ISBN: 1784873403

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 818

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
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Faulks on Fiction Includes 2 Vintage Classics Great British Villains and the Secret Life of the Novel

Faulks on Fiction  Includes 2 Vintage Classics   Great British Villains and the Secret Life of the Novel

Tours provinces with Dickens' theatrical company. Basil Dickens: Bleak House.
published (November). Thackeray: Henry Esmond. Charlotte Brontë: Villette.
Charlotte Yonge: The Heir ofRedclyffe. Dickens: Hard Times. Trollope: The
Warden.

Author: Sebastian Faulks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446416297

Category: History

Page: 400

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The publication of Robinson Crusoe in London in 1719 marked the arrival of a revolutionary art form: the novel. British writers were prominent in shaping the new type of storytelling - one which reflected the experiences of ordinary people, with characters in whom readers could find not only an escape, but a deeper understanding of their own lives. But the novel was more than just a reflection of British life. As Sebastian Faulks explains in this engaging literary and social history, it also helped invent the British. By focusing not on writers but on the people they gave us, Faulks not only celebrates the recently neglected act of novelistic creation but shows how the most enduring fictional characters over the centuries have helped map the British psyche. In this ebook, Sebastian celebrates the greatest villains in fiction - from Fagin to Barbara Covett. Also included are two classic novels: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens: Oliver Twist, born into tragedy, runs away to London with the naive hope for a brighter future. In this classic, Dickens graphically conjures up the capital's underworld, full of prostitutes, thieves and lost and homeless children. The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins: Marian and her sister Laura live a quiet life under their uncle's guardianship until Laura's marriage to Sir Percival Glyde, a man of many secrets. Can she be protected from a mysterious and potentially fatal plot?
Categories: History

Hard Times Oliver Twist Annotated

Hard Times   Oliver Twist  Annotated

Many vintage books are increasingly scarce and expensive. We published this volume in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a biography of the author.Includes: Hard Times (1854)Oliver Twist (1867

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798639814778

Category:

Page: 784

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Two classics in one! Wonderfully spread out in one, annotated and illustrated, compact volume. Many vintage books are increasingly scarce and expensive. We published this volume in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a biography of the author.Includes: Hard Times (1854)Oliver Twist (1867
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Railway Reading and Late Victorian Literary Series

Railway Reading and Late Victorian Literary Series

aesthetic (another series whose origins was bound up with the railways), on a
scale that spawned an entire range of ancillary merchandise ... The partnership
was underscored very visibly with the prominent Vintage Classics banner on the
editions' front covers. ... Anthony Trollope's The Warden, Hardy's Tess of the D'
Urbervilles, George Eliot's Silas Marner, Dickens's Hard Times, Henry James's
The ...

Author: Paul Raphael Rooney

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351965835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Palgrave Advances in Charles Dickens Studies

Palgrave Advances in Charles Dickens Studies

Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist, ed. Kathleen Tillotson, Oxford World's Classics (
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1982), ch. 4, p. 31. Charles Dickens, Hard Times,
ed. ... Walter Kaufman (New York: Vintage, 1967), pp. 116–18. See also Richard
 ...

Author: R. Patten

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230524200

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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Palgrave Advances in Charles Dickens Studies is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the study of one of the most important Victorian novelists. Its editors, Robert L. Patten and John Bowen, are leading authorities on Dickens and the international team of contributors they have assembled contains some of the most exciting critics of nineteenth-century fiction writing today. The book covers the whole range of Dickens's writing and criticism about it, including biographical, theoretical and historical approaches. It is based on up-to-the-minute research and written in a lively and engaging way, and will be essential reading for all students and scholars of this canonical writer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Worldly Wisdom

Worldly Wisdom

Dickens , Charles . Hard Times . For These Times . Edited by David Craig .
London : Penguin Books , 1985 . The Doctrine of the Mean . In Sourcebook in
Chinese ... Larissa Volkhonsky . New York : Random House , Vintage Classics ,
1991 .

Author: James Sloan Allen

Publisher: Frederic C Beil

ISBN: PSU:000064171869

Category: Philosophy

Page: 554

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"Worldly Wisdom" leads readers through some fifty classic works of philosophy, social thought, and literature to elucidate their contents and draw out ideas valuable for understanding human life in this world and for living that life well.
Categories: Philosophy

David Copperfield

David Copperfield

" 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.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307950536

Category: Fiction

Page: 928

View: 232

" 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.
Categories: Fiction

Bleak House

Bleak House

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 ...

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307950529

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 546

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.
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Maggie Gee Writing the Condition of England Novel

Maggie Gee  Writing the Condition of England Novel

Web. 22 July 2011. www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Empire_Party. Dickens,
Charles (1994) [1854], Hard Times. London: Penguin. Powell ... London: Penguin
Classics. Dickens, Charles (1994) [1854], Hard Times. London: Penguin. Gaskell
 ...

Author: Mine Özyurt Kiliç

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441108784

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 179

View: 641

A detailed study of Maggie Gee's work that illustrates how she is rewriting the mid-Victorian condition-of-England novel for 21st-century Britain.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Delphi Dickensiana Volume I Illustrated

Delphi Dickensiana Volume I  Illustrated

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 ...

Author: Dickensiana Volume I

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN: 9781909496323

Category: Fiction

Page: 3491

View: 716

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
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Teaching what Matters Most

Teaching what Matters Most

Vintage Books. Collins, J. L. (1997). Strategies for struggling writers. New York:
Guilford Press. Collins, K. M., & Collins, J. L. ... New York. McGraw-Hill, Inc.
Dickens, C. (1854/1991). Hard times. New York. Bantam Classics and Loveswept
.

Author: Richard W. Strong

Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum

ISBN: UCSC:32106011276273

Category: Education

Page: 137

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Based on ten years of research in more than three hundred schools, offers a blueprint for curriculum, instruction, and assessment that includes strategies to enable students to meet all the various standards dictated by districts, states, and regions.
Categories: Education

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015054037059

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 179

Categories: American literature

Charles Dickens s A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens s A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens , Bleak House , Stephen Gill , ed . , Oxford World ' s Classics (
Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1998 ) , ch . ... ( New York : Vintage Books ,
1990 ) . ... For a wonderful reading of Dickens ' s “ domestication , " see Hilary
Schor , “ Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities : The Social Inheritance of Adultery
, ” in ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Bloom's Literary Criticism

ISBN: UCSC:32106018886611

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 232

View: 267

Presents a collection of essays by leading academic critics on the structure, characters, and themes of the classic Victorian novel.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review

POGO Hardcover WORDplay We'll send you a hardcover copy of Wak Kelly's
1967 classic book , Prskosterical Pogo Mail ... History aside , Mr. Rodman's main
thesis that the United States finds it difficult to reconcile its moral convictions and
... 18104 Hawthorne , Dickens , Shakespeare . ... LETTERS DOCUMENTS &
MANUSCRIPTS SIGNED BOOKS VINTAGE PHOTOS PUBLISH WITH
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065767181

Category: Books

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