(1812 - 1870)
Charles John Huffam Dickens was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular.
An orphan, raised in the work house runs away and makes his way to London to seek his fortune. This is the World’s Classics edition #8 of the series. Dust jacket is by Ardizzone.
Barnaby Rudge (1841)
Barnaby Rudge (1941)
A tale of the anti-Catholic Gordon riots.
The Battle of Life (1846)
A story of love and self sacrifice set in a rural village. Read online at archive.org.
The Battle of Life (1899)
One of Charles Dickens’ Christmas books, this is a story of love and self-sacrifice set in a rural village.
A collection of stories, poems and articles, many of which have new illustrations.
Ezra Jack Keats
A collection of stories, poems and articles, some of which have new illustrations.
Bleak House (1853)
Three cousins are the beneficiaries of the Jarndyce estate, but the will is contested and the legal costs eventually eat up the entire value of the assets. Read online at archive.org.
Boots of the Holly-Tree Inn (1928)
Harry and Norah elope to Gretna Green.
Captain Boldheart takes to piracy in despair of Latin grammar. The Princess Alicia for her part, sets matters to rights in her father’s kingdom with the aid of her fairy godmother Grandmarina.
A Century of Humour (1935)
A collection of humorous pieces from the last (nineteenth) and early twentieth centuries.
E. F. Benson
G. K. Chesterton
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
E. V. Lucas
A. A. Milne
William Makepeace Thackeray
P. G. Wodehouse
A compilation from the works of Dickens by a descendant.
A brief history of England written for children. This first volume includes from the earliest times to the death of King John. Read online at archive.org.
A brief history of England written for children. This volume includes from the reign of Henry the Third to that of Richard the Third. Read online at archive.org.
A brief history of England written for children. This volume covers from the reign of Henry the Seventh to the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Read online at archive.org.
The Chimes (1845)
The goblins ringing the chimes show old Trotty a dystopian future for his family -- he wakes determined to do all he can to avert it. Read online at archive.org.
The Chimes (1931)
The goblins ringing the chimes show Trotty Veck a dystopian future -- he wakes determined to make things better. This Christmas book followed the successful A Christmas Carol.
The Chimes: A Goblin Story (1899)
The goblins ringing the chimes show Trotty a dystopian future -- he wakes determined to do what he can to make things better. This Christmas story followed the successful A Christmas Carol.