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Personal History of David Copperfield (1850) illustrated By Charles Dickens
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David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens. The novel's full title is The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone... More > Rookery (Which He Never Meant to Publish on Any Account). It was first published as a serial in 1849–50, and as a book in 1850. The novel features the character David Copperfield, and is written in the first person, as a description of his life until middle age, with his own adventures and the numerous friends and enemies he meets along his way. It is his journey from being an impoverished, neglected child to a successful author. Many elements of the novel follow events in Dickens's own life, and it is often considered his veiled autobiography.[2] It was Dickens' favourite among his own novels. In the preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens wrote, "like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield.< Less
Bleak House (1852) by Charles Dickens. NOVEL By Charles Dickens
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the ninth novel by Charles Dickens; published in 20 monthly parts between March 1852 and September 1853. Dickens's assault on the flaws of the British judiciary system is based in part on his own... More > experiences as a law clerk. His harsh characterization of the slow, arcane Chancery law process, helped to set the stage for its eventual reform in the 1870s.< Less
Hard Times (1854) NOVEL By Charles Dickens
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Hard Times is a novel by Charles Dickens, published in 1854. It is significant for being the shortest of his full novels. The book is one of a number of state-of-the-nation novels published around... More > the same time, another being North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell, which aimed to highlight the social and economic pressures some people were under. The novel is unusual, in that it is not set in London, as is Dickens' usual wont, but the fictitious Victorian industrial town of Coketown. It has met mixed critical response from a diverse range of critics, such F. R. Leavis, George Bernard Shaw, and Thomas Macaulay. This was usual for Dickens' treatment of trade unions, and the pessimism about the division between capitalistic millowners and the undervalued workers, after the Industrial Revolution, set in the Victorian era of Britain< Less
Little Dorrit (1857) NOVEL By Charles Dickens
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First serialised between 1855 and 1857. The novel is a work of satire on the shortcomings of the government and society Remains of the Marshalsea of the period. Much of Dickens' ire is focused upon... More > the institutions of debtor's prisons—in which people who owed money were imprisoned, unable to work, until they repaid their debts; most other critiques are about other issues with regards to the social safety net: industry, and the treatment and safety of workers; the bureaucracy of the British government's ministries; and the separation of people based on the lack of intercourse between the classes< Less
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) By Charles Dickens
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Illustrated by Luke Fildes. The final novel by Charles Dickens; the novel was left unfinished at the time of Dickens' death, and readers have often speculated about the ending
Pictures From Italy (1846) is a travelogue By Charles Dickens
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Pictures from Italy is a travelogue by Charles Dickens, written in 1846. The book reveals the concerns of its author as he presents, according to Kate Flint, the country "like a chaotic... More > magic-lantern show, fascinated both by the spectacle it offers, and by himself as spectator"< Less

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