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The Shorter Novels of Charles Dickens (Wordsworth Special Editions)

by Charles Dickens

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This collection brings together perhaps the finest of Dickens' shorter novels, filled with event, character, and the unsurpassed brilliance of his story-telling.

Oliver Twist enhanced and strengthened Dickens' reputation and contains classic Dickensian themes - grinding poverty, desperation, fear, temptation and the eventual triumph of good in the face of great adversity.

Hard Times was attacked by Macaulay for its 'sullen socialism', but 20th-century critics - George Bernard Shaw and F.R. Leavis praised it in the highest terms.

A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Dickens' greatest historical novel, traces the lives of a group of people caught up in ther cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. A fascinating range of characters and Dickens' usual superb command of language combine to make an exciting and tantalising story.

Great Expectations traces the life of Philip Pirrip (Pip), from a boy of shallow dreams to a man of character. From its dramatic opening on the bleak Kentish marshes, the story abounds with memorable characters - the blacksmith Joe Gargery, the mysterious convict Abel Magwitch, the eccentric Mis Havisham and the beautiful Estella.
  letonia | Apr 27, 2010 |
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