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Five Novels, Complete and Unabridged: Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, David Copperfi, by Dickens, Charles
Hardcover, 1496 pages
Published May 24th 2010 by Barnes & Noble (first published 1861)
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3½ stars

This leather-bound Dickens collection is a must-have for any Dickens fan and any fan of Victorian England. It looks great on the shelf, especially next to those other leather-bound classics, if you have any. The novels included are:A Christmas Carol, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist.

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I first started reading Dickens in junior high. My literature teacher Mrs. Porter suggested Oliver Twist. In English we read A Tale of Two Cities. My French ancestry made this especially interesting. I was hooked. I spent many mornings before school reading in that junior high library. I love how good triumphs over evil, but not until tremendous trial has been gone through. From Oliver Twist to Great Expectations one is never disappointed. Mr. Dickens is amazing and addictive.
Caroline Åsgård
This 1500-page baby is the 200th book I rate here on Goodreads! It's the biggest book I own (so far), and I've spent a good while on it, for obvious reasons (Edit: Actually only exactly two months, and I was away for vacation for one, lol). It's been a nice journey!

Here are my reviews on each of the five novels in this collection:
Oliver Twist
A Christmas Carol
David Copperfield
A Tale Of Two Cities
Great Expectations

I guess if you check out all of my reviews on those, there's not much more to say!
I hated Great Expectations in high school so I was skeptical of this, but I'm a sucker for a nicely bound edition of classic works so I gave it a try. Dickens was far more entertaining reading it as an adult than it was as a kid.
David Copperfield is gong and tedious. Story resolutions do not merit the effort it takes to get to them -- do not let the first 200 pages fool you with their promises. I would recommend reading anything else by Dickens -- even and especially Bleak House -- before picking up this 600-page, slow-paced monstrosity.
I can't believe I finished this classic! If you're like me you might want to keep a dictionary handy. I found the reading laborious but beautifully written. Well worth the time and effort!
"Oliver Twist": Have not read.

"A Christmas Carol": *****

"David Copperfield": Have not read.

"A Tale of Two Cities": Have not read.

"Great Expectations": Have not read.
I read David Copperfield and found it delightful. I had no idea I would like it so much. I'm taking a break from Mr. Dickens but can't wait to read some of his other stuff.
Jul 26, 2010 Elise marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Dickens is my favorite English writer! No one better for social commentary, history, character development. He takes real effort to read but his writing is pure treasure.
Though I didn't read this exact version, I have read these all unabridged and these are probably my top five favorite Dickens works.
This was my first post-high school Dickens and it is incredible! - That guy could write - Highly recommend
Charles Dickens is one of the finest authors from England. Read these books in school. Timeless classics
Oct 31, 2009 Cassie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I've read Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities - working on the other two :)
Nikolina Hansen
I can't believe I never read this sooner. It really is a great book. Highly recommended.
Nikolina Hansen
I don't know why it has taken me so long to read this classic. It is very good.
Amber Holmes
David Copperfield and/or Great Expectations. A Tale of Two Cities is it's own item.
Wonderful stories to get a feel for history and the era! Great for rainy-day reading!
So far, Dicken's amazing story telling shines through so well. Great author.
well all books r gr8 i m inspired
Not my favorite Dickens book.
Jan 29, 2008 Rod marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
The last time I read this was for an 8th grade book report; maybe it'll be better 15 years later.
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A prolific 19th Century author of short stories, plays, novellas, novels, fiction and non-fiction; 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, morals and values of his times. Some considered him the spokesman for the poor, for he definitely brought much awarenes ...more
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