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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

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.

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.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's puzzling--and unfinished--final novelThe Mystery of Edwin Drood has enthralled readers since its 1st publication in 1870. Left unfinished at the time of Dickens's death, the ending of the book remains a mystery. The story follows Edwin Drood, a young man who has promised to wed the beautiful Rosa Bud when he comes of age. But the lovely Rosa has caught the eyes of other men--including Edwin's uncle Jasper. On a stormy Christmas Eve, Edwin receives an ominous warning, and by the following morning he has mysteriously disappeared. Foul play seems likely, and there are suspects aplenty . . . This beguilingly open-ended mystery is sure to enchant. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Charles Dickens

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final novel by Charles Dickens. The novel was left unfinished at the time of Dickens' death, and readers have often speculated how it might have ended. The novel is named after Edwin Drood, one of the characters, but it mostly tells the story of his uncle, a choirmaster named John Jasper, who is in love with his pupil, Rosa Bud. Miss Bud is Drood's fiancee, and has also caught the eye of the high-spirited and hot-tempered Neville Landless, who comes from Ceylon with his twin sister, Helena, who immediately makes an enemy of Drood. It is hinted strongly that Jasper is the murderer of Drood, who is missing at the end of the extant text, but it is not known whether Dickens had a surprise in mind. The story is set in Cloisterham, a lightly fictionalised Rochester, and feelingly evokes the atmosphere of the town as much as its streets and buildings. Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Nuestro amigo común

by Charles Dickens

Un joven se encamina a Londres para aceptar una herencia paterna que, según estipula el testamento, tan solo podrá disfrutar si se casa con Bella Wilfer, una hermosa muchacha a la que nunca ha conocido. Poco antes, sin embargo, aparece flotando en el Támesis un cadáver que la policía identifica con el joven heredero. Es el principio de una onda que afectará a toda la sociedad londinense. En Nuestro amigo común, Dickens demostró todo el vigor de su prosa y de su imaginación en un deslumbrante ejercicio de virtuosismo literario.«Los comienzos de las novelas de Dickens suelen ser memorables, pero ninguno supera el primer capítulo de Nuestro amigo común, penúltima novela que escribió y última que terminó. Llevados por la barca del pescador de cadáveres, nos parece entrar en el reverso del mundo.»ITALO CALVINO

The Old Curiosity Shop

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's sentimental classic about little Nell and her grandfather--a tale that has moved readers for generations Little Nell Trent, as beautiful as she is virtuous, lives with her grandfather in his curiosity shop. The only ambition of Nell's loving caretaker is to provide the young girl with a better life. But after attempting to gamble his way out of poverty, the old man finds himself indebted to the wicked and deformed moneylender Daniel Quilp. Thrust into a life of begging on the street, Nell and her grandfather are pursued by villains at every turn--but they never lose the compassion and generosity in their hearts. With a diverse cast of characters that ranges from scoundrels and vagrants to the truly pure of heart, The Old Curiosity Shop shows Dickens at his best. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Oliver Twist

by Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens's cutting social novel of corruption, cruelty, and a brave orphan boy Brought into the world by a drunken nurse and an inept surgeon, innocent young Oliver Twist couldn't have known the mysterious circumstances surrounding his birth--that his mother had been discovered wandering the streets, near bursting with child, and had died ignominiously on the cold bed of a workhouse, having just pushed the little boy from her womb and into the uncertain future shared by thousands of other orphans throughout England. This classic novel by Charles Dickens was among the first to expose the pitiless conditions of England's orphanages, and an early example of the social novel--fiction meant to effect change by shining a dramatized light on a public ill. Readers were almost as shocked by the novel's blade-edged sarcasm as they were scandalized by its stark depictions of ruinous orphanages and corrupt clergy. Adapted into countless films, plays, stories, and television shows, Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist remains one of the most beloved works of literature ever penned. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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