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Charles Dickens: The Essential Collection

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This superb collection of classic Victorian literature features the most notable works of Charles Dickens, including Oliver Twist (1839), A Christmas Carol (1843), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and Great Expectations (1861).

Considered the greatest novelist of the Victorian era, Dickens was especially known for his unusual characters, incisive social commentary, and
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Hardcover, 1088 pages
Published March 13th 2018 by Race Point Publishing (first published 1843)
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Matt
Dec 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, classics
I only read The Story of the Bagman's Uncle and it was for uni.

Basically the same procedure as for The Fall of the House of Usher (which I had to read for uni also). I'm generally not a fan of short stories and I was gonna give it two stars, but after we'd analysed it in class, I had a bit of a different view on it. The writing style as such was actually pretty enjoyable though I've heard Dickens has a a horrible writing style. The story was nice as well, and it would've had great potential for
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Pete Chambers
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Please Santa i been good ....or complete works be more room on shelves
Susan Rebillot
One of my favorite authors since adolescence. Still reading and re-reading.
María Peralta
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
¡Vaya historia de Pip!, ¡el alma amarga de Estella!, ¡el corazón sangrante de la srita. Havisham! La historia de como la vida de un chiquillo cambia de un momento a otro gracias a un "protector anónimo". Parece que ganó la lotería pero no...Todo lo contrario...Esa fortuna fue la responsable de una serie de desdichas disfrazadas de "grandes esperanzas".
Pero "Cuento de Navidad", aunque no iguala el drama y los personajes tan reales que nos presenta Dickens en "Grandes Esperanzas", realmente no se
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Shelley Bridgman
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Would take a week to review all of his work so I cheated and featured his complete works which I do own.

Next to Oscar Wilde Dickens is my favourite author. He magically paints pictures with words and creates unforgettable characters. Even if many of his works are very long everyone should read some of the classic titles. From The Old Curiosity Shop and A Tale of Two cities to David Copperfield and Great Expectations. Masterpieces all
Emma
Nov 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is nothing I can say about Charles Dickens that could possibly be worthy. All I can say is that he is held in great reverence by me. I have been a huge fan of his works since I was a young teenager.
Gary Hayden
Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far, I've listened to Nicholas Nickleby, which is splendid, and The Pickwick Papers, which is very good too. But already worth five stars.
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Charles John Huffam Dickens was a writer and social critic who created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

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