• Charles Dickens,  Essays,  Literature

    Critical Essays by George Orwell PDF book (1946) (Literature)

    Critical Essays by George Orwell PDF book (1946) (Literature) Content: Charles Dickens Boys’ Weeklies Wells, Hitler, and the World State The Art of Donald McGill Rudyard Kipling W. B. Yeats Benefit of Clergy: Some Notes on Salvador Dali Arthur Koestler Raffles and Miss Blandish In Defence of P. G. Wodehouse Excerpt: DICKENS is one of those writers who are well worth stealing. Even the burial of his body in Westminster Abbey was a species of theft if you come to think of it. When Chesterton wrote his introductions to the Everyman Edition of Dickens’s works, it seemed quite natural to him to credit Dickens with his own highly individual brand…

  • Charles Dickens,  Editor's Picks,  English Literature,  Literature

    Phases of Dickens; the man, his message, and his mission by John Cuming Walters

    Phases of Dickens; the man, his message, and his mission by John Cuming Walters  (1912) PDF book These chapters consist of the main addresses that I have had the privilege of reading at meetings of the Dickens Fellowship in various parts of the country. This fact explains, and will, I hope, excuse if necessary, their somewhat rhetorical character, and a few unavoidable repetitions where the subjects overlap. In preparing the papers I had in view a series of illustrations of the scope and purpose of Dickens as novelist and essayist, and as a teacher with a moral gospel enforced as much in the story as in the set sermon. Of…

  • Charles Dickens,  Novels

    Hard Times by Charles Dickens Free PDF novel (1854)

    Download Hard Times by Charles Dickens Free PDF novel (1854) Hard Times – For These Times (commonly known as Hard Times) is the tenth novel by Charles Dickens, first published in 1854. The book surveys English society and satirizes the social and economic conditions of the era. Hard Times is unusual in several ways. Review Rhiannon D’Averc This book is, for me, Dickens’ best. I loved every second of it, the darkness of Tom’s steady descent into drinking and gambling were brilliant and there were several times I found myself simply rereading a few paragraphs over and over, in awe at them. (The end of Chapter XIX, The Whelp, is something…

  • Charles Dickens,  Classic Books,  Great expectations,  Novels

    Great expectations Free PDF novel by Charles Dickens (1868)

    Download Great expectations Free PDF novel by Charles Dickens (1868) Great expectations Great Expectations is the story of Pip, an orphan boy adopted by a blacksmith’s family, who has good luck and great expectations, and then loses both his luck and his expectations. Through this rise and fall, however, Pip learns how to find happiness Review by James 5 stars to Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations. So many good choices in the world of Charles Dickens, but ultimately, even though I love me some ghosts of Scrooge, Great Expectations wins out. Most of us probably were “forced” to read this book in junior high or high school. I am one of those…

  • Adventure,  Charles Dickens,  Classic Books,  David Copperfield,  Novels

    The personal history of David Copperfield (1919) Free PDF novel By Charles Dickens

    The personal history of David Copperfield Free PDF novel By Charles Dickens (1919)  David Copperfield Free PDF novel Excerpt from the introduction by G. K. Chesterton. Perhaps the educational value of books has never been more tersely and forcibly expressed than in Carlyle’s somewhat startling statement that “all a University can do for us is — teach us to read.” Indeed, we have but an elementary notion, most of us, of how to read; that is, how to enjoy, digest, to extract the kernel from “The Best Books.” Such teaching, if it constitutes the chief work of a University, is also the highest function of a critic. Mr. Cedric Chivers…

  • Charles Dickens,  Novels,  Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist Novel By Charles Dickens (1839) With Illustration PDF eBook

    Download Oliver Twist Novel By Charles Dickens (1839) With Illustration PDF eBook Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy’s Progress is Charles Dickens’s second novel and was first published as a serial from 1837 to 1839. The story centers on orphan Oliver Twist, born in a workhouse and sold into apprenticeship with an undertakingPlot Overview. Oliver Twist is born in a workhouse in 1830s England. His mother, whose name no one knows, is found on the street and dies just after Oliver’s birth. Oliver spends the first nine years of his life in a badly run home for young orphans and then is transferred to a workhouse for adults Review by…

  • Charles Dickens,  History,  Novels

    a tale of two cities by Charles Dickens Free PDF eBook

    Download a tale of two cities by Charles Dickens  Free PDF eBook excerpt from G. K. Chesterton’s introduction to the novelDickens took down from his Shelves Carlyle’s French Revolution, digested it whole, then proceeded to write what G. K. Chesterton calls (and many will agree with him after reading this book) ‘Dickens’s French Revolution’, which ‘is probably more like the real French Revolution than Carlyle’s’. Few romances of those historic days can compete with the rich panorama of life presented here.for all its blood and its black guillotines, the French Revolution was full of mere high spirits.’ Dickens gained his sense of period through his old trick of discovering such high…

  • Charles Dickens,  Christmas carol,  Dickens,  Novels

    Christmas carol (1911) Free PDF Novel by Charles Dickens with Colored Illustrations

    Christmas carol (1911) Novel by Charles Dickens with Colored Illustrations Free PDF Book  A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens. What sets this 1911 edition of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” apart from the countless re-prints of the beloved holiday story are the wonderful illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Rackham was one of the foremost book illustrations in the early 1900s which has been called the “golden age” of British book illustrations.The main ideas in the text are called themes. In A Christmas Carol, these include Christmas, redemption and social injustice. Dickens also deals with the…