Charles Dickens is rightly hailed as the grand master of Victorian literature. His astonishing range extends from tales of political intrigue to poignant coming-of-age sagas, and his superb eye for detail has conjured some of the most memorable characters in English fiction from the cruel Miss Havisham of Great Expectations to the treacherous Uriah Heep of David Copperfield. This timeless collection brings together his most iconic novels.
A Tale of Two Cities
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Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812, the second of eight children. Dickens s childhood experiences were similar to those depicted in David Copperfield. His father, who was a government clerk, was imprisoned for debt and Dickens was briefly sent to work in a blacking warehouse at the age of twelve. He received little formal education, but taught himself shorthand and became a reporter of parliamentary debates for the Morning Chronicle. He began to publish sketches in various periodicals, which were subsequently republished as Sketches by Boz. The Pickwick Papers were published in 1836 37 and after a slow start became a publishing phenomenon and Dickens s characters the centre of a popular cult. Part of the secret of his success was the method of cheap serial publication which Dickens used for all his novels. He began Oliver Twist in 1837, followed by Nicholas Nickleby (1838) and The Old Curiosity
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2012. Book Condition: Very Good. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP87743312