Search Results: ''

Search

×
×
×
×
20 results for ""
Hunted Down By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $1.99
Excerpt: There he was, standing before the fire, with good large eyes and an open expression of face; but still (I thought) requiring everybody to come at him by the prepared way he offered, and by... More > no other. I noticed him ask my friend to introduce him to Mr. Sampson, and my friend did so. Mr. Slinkton was very happy to see me. Not too happy; there was no over-doing of the matter; happy in a thoroughly well-bred, perfectly unmeaning way. 'I thought you had met,' our host observed. 'No,' said Mr. Slinkton. 'I did look in at Mr. Sampson's office, on your recommendation; but I really did not feel justified in troubling Mr. Sampson himself, on a point in the everyday, routine of an ordinary clerk.' I said I should have been glad to show him any attention on our friend's introduction. 'I am sure of that,' said he, 'and am much obliged. At another time, perhaps, I may be less delicate. Only, however, if I have real business; for I know, Mr. Sampson, how precious business time is...< Less
The Pickwick Papers By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $5.99
Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely-related adventures. Its main literary value and appeal is formed by its numerous memorable characters. Each character... More > in The Pickwick Papers, as in many other Dickens novels, is drawn comically, often with exaggerated personalities.< Less
A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $2.99
A Christmas Carol is the story of the mean and pusillanimous Ebenezer Scrooge, whose mind gets blown after he's visited by the Ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Inspired by the... More > ghastly conditions in which the poorest children of London lived and worked, Dickens wanted to do something to change the situation, but was at odds about how to help matters. He was going to write a pamphlet that was an appeal to reform, but after giving a speech to a charity in Manchester the plot for A Christmas Carol came to him, which he decided would deliver a more powerful message. The transformation of Scrooge from the greedy, miserly, and cruel old man into the generous and saintly gentleman has been celebrated ever since A Carol came out, and it was adapted for the stage immediately. The legacy of the book is the phrases "Merry Christmas," "Bah! Humbug!" and the reference to somebody as a "Scrooge."< Less
American Notes By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $3.99
Explore nineteenth-century America through the pen of one of the most celebrated authors of all time, Charles Dickens. American Notes is a detailed travelogue of Dickens' 1842 tour of North America,... More > and in it, the author deploys his incisive wit and unparalleled gift for observation to convey his experiences traveling across the continent by steamship, coach, and rail. A rip-roaring read that will please Dickens fans and American history buffs alike.< Less
Little Dorrit By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $5.99
Dickens' classic love story, set in a time of chronic debt and financial collapse.
The Old Curiosity Shop By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $4.99
Little Nell Trent looks after her grandfather in the gloomy Curiosity Shop, as their fortunes dwindle. To ensure Nell's future, her grandfather borrows money and attempts to gamble it into a larger... More > sum, but fails and loses the shop to Daniel Quilp, a vengeful and malicious man, who forces them to flee into the country.< Less
Martin Chuzzlewit By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $5.99
Considered the last of Dickens' picaresque novels, Martin Chuzzlewit was released to the public in monthly installments. Sales of the monthly parts were disappointing, so Dickens changed the plot to... More > send the title character to America. This satirical twist portrays America as a near wilderness, with pockets of civilization populated by deceptive, self-promoting hucksters.< Less
A Child's History of England By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $3.99
Charles Dickens wrote this book for his own children hoping to help them bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject. The history covers the period between 50 BC... More > and 1689, ending with a chapter summarizing events from then until the accession of Queen Victoria. The book is considered one of the finest English history texts.< Less
A Message from the Sea By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $1.99
Charles Dickens attained an astounding level of popular acclaim during his lifetime; Victorian audiences clamored for his traditional Christmastime stories every year. The tale "A Message From... More > the Sea" is an example of one of Dickens' Christmas publications; although the nautical setting of the story is not what one would traditionally expect from a holiday publication, the themes of charity, good will, and rising above seemingly insurmountable odds are sure to spark a warm glow in readers' hearts any time of the year.< Less
Nicholas Nickleby By Charles Dickens
eBook (ePub): $5.99
This lengthy burlesque novel centers around the life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, a young man who must support his mother and sister after his father dies. While some consider the book to be... More > among the finest works of 19th century comedy, Nicholas Nickleby is occasionally criticized for its lack of character development.< Less