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The Holly-Tree

by Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812-1870) was the foremost English novelist of the Victorian era, as well as a vigorous social campaigner. Considered one of the English language's greatest writers, he was acclaimed for his rich storytelling and memorable characters, and achieved massive worldwide popularity in his lifetime. The popularity of his novels and short stories has meant that not one has ever gone out of print. Dickens wrote serialised novels, the usual format for fiction at the time, and each new part of his stories was eagerly anticipated by the reading public.

A House to Let

by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell Wilkie Collins Charles Dickens Adelaide Anne Procter

I had been living at Tunbridge Wells and nowhere else, going on for ten years, when my medical man-very clever in his profession, and the prettiest player I ever saw in my life of a hand at Long Whist, which was a noble and a princely game before <P> <P> Short was heard of-said to me, one day, as he sat feeling my pulse on the actual sofa which my poor dear sister Jane worked before her spine came on, and laid her on a board for fifteen months at a stretch-the most upright woman that ever lived-said to me, "What we want, ma'am, is a fillip. ""Good gracious, goodness gracious, Doctor Towers!" says I, quite startled at the man, for he was so christened himself: "don't talk as if you were alluding to people's names; but say what you mean. ""I mean, my dear ma'am, that we want a little change of air and scene. ""Bless the man!" said I; "does he mean we or me!""I mean you, ma'am. ""Then Lard forgive you, Doctor Towers," I said; "why don't you get into a habit of expressing yourself in a straightforward manner, like a loyal subject of our gracious Queen Victoria, and a member of the Church of England?"Towers laughed, as he generally does when he has fidgetted me into any of my impatient ways-one of my states, as I call them-and then he began,-"Tone, ma'am, Tone, is all you require!" He appealed to Trottle, who just then came in with the coal-scuttle, looking, in his nice black suit, like an amiable man putting on coals from motives of benevolence.

Hunted Down

by Charles Dickens

A rare detective story by one of the greatest writers in the English language A mysterious man named Julius Slinkton enters the life of Mr. Sampson, the manager of a life assurance office. Remarkably well-spoken and with insinuating manners, Slinkton initially seems to be the consummate gentleman. But as Sampson soon learns, appearances can be deceiving. Written in the uncanny style of his close friend Wilkie Collins, this detective story is an unusual gem in Charles Dickens's body of work. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Hunted Down

by Charles Dickens

One might not necessarily think of Dickens as a mystery writer, but detectives and criminals do figure into much of his work. This...gathers a dozen of his stories featuring cops of one kind or another

Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens

by Charles Dickens Peter Haining

A unique collection of Dickens stories, rarely seen in print, establishing him as one of the masters of the detective genreCharles Dickens was one of the great pioneers of detective fiction. While the larger-than-life characters in his novels have settled themselves in the public imagination, his detectives have had a profound effect on the development of crime fiction, and Dickens is now seen as the first major publicist for the police detective. Here, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Dickens's detective stories. Added to these are extracts from the novels in which the men of the law make their mark, including Mr. Nadgett from Martin Chuzzlewit, the first serious detective in an English novel, and Inspector Bucket from Bleak House.

Kitty Literature: An Illustrated Collection for Cat Lovers

by William Shakespeare L. Frank Baum Rudyard Kipling Miguel De Cervantes Edgar Allan Poe Charles Darwin Emily Dickinson Mark Twain Charles Dickens Louisa May Alcott Alexandre Dumas Lewis Carroll Henry David Thoreau Oscar Wilde John Greenleaf Whittier Sir Walter Scott Washington Irving Anton Chekhov Lafcadio Hearn Beatrix Potter John Keats Bram Stoker Harriet Beecher Stowe H. P. Lovecraft Carl Sandburg E. E. Cummings John Muir Leonardo Da Vinci William Wordsworth W. B. Yeats Charles Baudelaire William Carlos Williams The Brothers Grimm Percy Bysshe Shelley John Richard Stephens Arthur Rackham Vincent Van Gogh John James Audubon Paul Gauguin Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes Teddy Roosevelt Louis Wain Samuel F. B. Morse Goya Ando Hiroshige Pierre-Auguste Renoir Thomas Eakins Henri Rousseau

People have been fascinated by cats for centuries. From the ancient Egyptians, all the way down to today's cat lovers throughout the world, cats have held a special place in people's lives. Cats are unique creatures. It shouldn't be surprising that they have captured the imaginations of many of the world's greatest authors and artists.This book contains 229 illustrations selected from the world's best cat art by 49 great artists, and explores stories, poetry, essays and quotations on cats by 36 of the most acclaimed and classic writers.From Beatrix Potter to Louisa May Alcott to Teddy Roosevelt, this eclectic collection features writings about cats by such great masters as Dickens, Kipling, Chekhov, Poe, Lovecraft, Keats, Shelley, Yeats, Whittier, Audubon, Muir, Thoreau, and Mark Twain, accompanied by fine art museum pieces by Renoir, da Vinci, van Gogh, Rousseau, Hiroshige, Goya, Gauguin, and many others.Kitty Literature is perfect for anyone who lives with one or more cats. It will also make an excellent gift book.(306 pages, 229 illustrations)

Kitty Literature: An Illustrated Collection for Cat Lovers

by William Shakespeare L. Frank Baum Rudyard Kipling Miguel De Cervantes Edgar Allan Poe Charles Darwin Emily Dickinson Mark Twain Charles Dickens Louisa May Alcott Alexandre Dumas Lewis Carroll Henry David Thoreau Oscar Wilde John Greenleaf Whittier Sir Walter Scott Washington Irving Anton Chekhov Lafcadio Hearn Beatrix Potter John Keats Bram Stoker P. G. Wodehouse Harriet Beecher Stowe H. P. Lovecraft Carl Sandburg E. E. Cummings John Muir Leonardo Da Vinci William Wordsworth W. B. Yeats Charles Baudelaire William Carlos Williams The Brothers Grimm Percy Bysshe Shelley John Richard Stephens Arthur Rackham Vincent Van Gogh John James Audubon Paul Gauguin Pierre Bonnard Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes Teddy Roosevelt Louis Wain Samuel F. B. Morse Goya Marc Chagall Ando Hiroshige Pierre-Auguste Renoir Pablo Picasso Thomas Eakins Henri Rousseau

People have been fascinated by cats for centuries. From the ancient Egyptians, all the way down to today's cat lovers throughout the world, cats have held a special place in people's lives. Cats are unique creatures. It shouldn't be surprising that they have captured the imaginations of many of the world's greatest authors and artists.This book contains 242 illustrations selected from the world's best cat art by 58 great artists, and explores stories, poetry, essays and quotations on cats by 37 of the most acclaimed and classic writers.From Beatrix Potter to Louisa May Alcott to Teddy Roosevelt, this eclectic collection features writings about cats by such great masters as Dickens, Kipling, Chekhov, Poe, Lovecraft, Keats, Shelley, Yeats, Whittier, Audubon, Muir, Thoreau, and Mark Twain, accompanied by fine art museum pieces by Renoir, da Vinci, van Gogh, Rousseau, Hiroshige, Goya, Chagall, Gauguin, and Picasso.Kitty Literature is perfect for anyone who lives with one or more cats. It will also make an excellent gift book.(321 pages, 242 illustrations)

The Life of Our Lord

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens tells the story of the life of Jesus Christ to his children. In this rendition, based on the New Testament gospel accounts, Dickens emphasizes Jesus' relationship to the poor and downtrodden.

The Life of Our Lord

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens tells the story of the life of Jesus Christ to his children. In this rendition, based on the New Testament gospel accounts, Dickens emphasizes Jesus' relationship to the poor and downtrodden.

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 seamstress, and in the affairs of Amy's father, William Dorrit, a man of shabby grandeur, long imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea prison. As Arthur soon discovers, the dark shadow of the prison stretches far beyond its walls to affect the lives of many, from the kindly Mr Panks, the reluctant rent-collector of Bleeding Heart Yard, and the tipsily garrulous Flora Finching, to Merdle, an unscrupulous financier, and the bureaucratic Barnacles in the Circumlocution Office. A masterly evocation of the state and psychology of imprisonment, Little Dorrit is one of the supreme works of Dickens's maturity. Stephen Wall's introduction examines Dickens's transformation of childhood memories of his father's incarceration in the Marshalsea debtors' prison. This revised edition includes expanded notes, appendices and suggestion for further reading by Helen Small, a chronology of Dickens's life and works, and original illustrations. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

Little Dorrit is a classic tale of imprisonment, both literal and metaphorical, while Dickens' working title for the novel, Nobody's Fault, highlights its concern with personal responsibility in private and public life. Dickens' childhood experiences inform the vivid scenes in Marshalsea debtor s prison, while his adult perceptions of governmental failures shape his satirical picture of the Circumlocution Office. The novel s range of characters - the honest, the crooked, the selfish and the self-denying - offers a portrait of society about whose values Dickens had profound doubts.

Little Dorrit

by Charles Dickens

Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens's previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches. In his Introduction, David Gates argues that "intensity of imagination is the gift from which Dickens's other great attributes derive: his eye and ear, his near-universal empathy, his ability to entertain both a sense of the ridiculous and a sense of ultimate significance."This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the text of the 1857 edition.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Magic Fishbone

by Charles Dickens

There was once a King, and he had a Queen; and he was the manliest of his sex, and she was the loveliest of hers. The King was, in his private profession, Under Government. The Queen's father had been a medical man out of town.

Martin Chuzzlewit

by Charles Dickens

Considered the last of Dickens' picaresque novels, Martin Chuzzlewit was released to the public in monthly installments. Sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, so Dickens changed the plot to send the title character to America. This satirical twist portrays America as a near wilderness, with pockets of civilization populated by deceptive, self-promoting hucksters.

Matarajio Adimu (Great Expectations)

by Charles Dickens

A Kiswahili translation of Matarajio Adimu (Great Expectations) by Charles Dickens.

Matarajio Adimu (Great Expectations)

by Charles Dickens

Matarajio Adhimu ni kitabu cha riwaya za Charles Dickens. Riwaya ambazo kwa mara ya kwanza zilichapishwa kwa mfululizo kwa mwaka mzima kuanzia tarehe 1 Desemba 1860 hadi mwezi Agusti 1861. Riwaya ambazo zimeweza kuigizwa na kuchezwa filamu zaidi ya mara 250. Matarajio Adhimu, kimeandikwa kwa nafsi ya kwanza kuhusu mtoto yatima aitwaye Pip. Kitabu hiki, kama zilivyo riwaya za Dickens, kinaelezea uzoefu wa maisha alisia na watu nyakati hizo.

Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

by Charles Dickens Cedar Paul

In 1837 Charles Dickens, then twenty-five years old, was asked to 'tidy up' Joseph Grimaldi's autobiography - he ended up re-writing most of it. Joseph Grimaldi (1778-1837), one of the greatest English clowns and pantomimes of all time, was born in London to an Italian ballet-master and a dancer in the theatre's corps-de-ballet. The death of Grimaldi's father when he was nine plunged the family into debt. He was introduced to the stage at the age of two and began performing at the Sadler's Wells theatre at the age of three. Grimaldi's fame as a pantomime clown was unequalled and he is credited as an innovator. He introduced the tradition of audience participation, of poking fun at spectators, and generally the modern concept of the clown as such. He died a poor and physically crippled man.

A Message from the Sea

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens is considered one of the greatest English authors of all time. Dickens often used the pen name Boz. Much of his work first appeared in periodicals and magazines in serialized form. <P> <P> Unlike many writers of his time Dickens wrote the entire novel before serializing it. He made frequent use of the cliffhanger to keep the public interested. A Message from the Sea begins, "Captain Jorgan had to look high to look at it, for the village was built sheer up the face of a steep and lofty cliff. There was no road in it, there was no wheeled vehicle in it, there was not a level yard in it. From the sea-beach to the cliff-top two irregular rows of white houses, placed opposite to one another, and twisting here and there, and there and here, rose, like the sides of a long succession of stages of crooked ladders, and you climbed up the village or climbed down the village by the staves between, some six feet wide or so, and made of sharp irregular stones. The old pack-saddle, long laid aside in most parts of England as one of the appendages of its infancy, flourished here intact. Strings of pack-horses and pack-donkeys toiled slowly up the staves of the ladders, bearing fish, and coal, and such other cargo as was unshipping at the pier from the dancing fleet of village boats, and from two or three little coasting traders. As the beasts of burden ascended laden, or descended light, they got so lost at intervals in the floating clouds of village smoke, that they seemed to dive down some of the village chimneys, and come to the surface again far off, high above others."

Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy

by Charles Dickens

Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy is one of Charles Dickens's Christmas stories. It was first published in his All the Year Round magazine's Extra Christmas Number (12 December 1864). Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy is a sequel to Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings. A mysterious benefactor turns out to be the last person anyone could have expected.

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