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Hard Times

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: June 2, 1992
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-41323-3 (0-679-41323-5)

By 1854, when Hard Times was published, Charles Dickens' magisterial progress as a writer had come to incorporate a many-sided, coherent vision of English society, both as it was and as he wished it to be. Hard Times, a classic Dickensian story of redemption set in a North of England town... Read more >
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Hard Times

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Robert Donald Spector


Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1981
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21016-3 (0-553-21016-5)

Hard Times, Dickens's shortest novel and one of his major triumphs, tells the tragic story of Louisa Gradgrind and her father. When Louisa, trapped in a loveless marriage, falls prey to an idle seducer, the crisis forces her father to reconsider his cherished system. Yet even as the development of the... Read more >
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The Haunted House

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Wesley Stace


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 12, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7306-8 (0-8129-7306-2)

On Christmas Eve, a party of friends descends on a purportedly haunted country retreat, charged with the task of discovering evidence of the supernatural. Sequestered in their rooms for the holiday, the friends reconvene on Twelfth Night at a great feast and share their stories of spectral encounter.

“Conducted” by Charles... Read more >
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Little Dorrit

Written by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by H. K. Browne
Introduction by David Gates


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75914-7 (0-375-75914-X)

Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens’s previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches. In his Introduction, David... Read more >
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Little Dorrit

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 15, 1992
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-41725-5 (0-679-41725-7)

Of the complex, richly rewarding masterworks he wrote in the last decade of his life, Little Dorrit is the book in which Charles Dickens most fully unleashed his indignation at the fallen state of mid-Victorian society. Crammed with persons and incidents in whose recreation nothing is accidental or spurious, containing, in... Read more >
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Martin Chuzzlewit

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 20, 1995
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-43884-7 (0-679-43884-X)

At The Center of Martin Chuzzlewit—the novel Angus Wilson called "one of the most sheerly exciting of all Dickens stories"—is Martin himself, very old, very rich, very much on his guard. What he suspects (with good reason) is that every one of Iris close and distant relations. now converging in droves... Read more >

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Matthew Pearl


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8045-5 (0-8129-8045-X)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a novel that is itself the subject of one of literature’ s most enduring mysteries. The story recounts the troubled romance of Rosa Bud and the book’s eponymous character, who later vanishes. Was Drood murdered, and if so by whom? All clues point to John... Read more >
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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 2, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4328-6 (1-4000-4328-X)

Charles Dickens's final, unfinished novel is in many ways his most interesting. A highly atmospheric murder mystery, it foreshadows both the detective stories of Conan Doyle and the nightmarish novels of Kafka.

Set in the apparently innocuous town of Cloisterham, the story rapidly darkens with a sense of impending evil. As... Read more >
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Nicholas Nickleby

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 914 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 26, 1993
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42307-2 (0-679-42307-9)

When Nicholas's father dies, he, his mother and sister, Kate, are left penniless. To earn his keep, Nicholas becomes a tutor at Dotheboys Hall but soon discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, is a one-eyed tyrant who insists on a harsh regime. Nicholas embarks on an adventure that takes him from... Read more >
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Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $8.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-94718-5 (0-307-94718-1)

This darkest and most colorfully grotesque of Charles Dickens’s novels swirls around one of his most beloved and unsullied heroes, the orphan Oliver Twist.

One of the most swiftly moving and unified of Dickens’s great novels, Oliver Twist is also famous for its re-creation—through the splendidly realized figures of Fagin, Nancy, the... Read more >

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Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by George Cruikshank
Introduction by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $7.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75784-6 (0-375-75784-8)

Dickens's classic morality tale of a starving orphan caught between opposing forces of good and evil is a powerful indictment of Victorian England's Poor Laws. Filled with dark humor and an unforgettable cast of characters Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, and the Artful Dodger, to name a few Dickens's second... Read more >

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Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: November 3, 1992
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-41724-8 (0-679-41724-9)

One of the most swiftly moving and unified of Charles Dickens’s great novels, Oliver Twist is also famous for its re-creation—through the splendidly realized figures of Fagin, Nancy, the Artful Dodger, and the evil Bill Sikes—of the vast London underworld of pickpockets, thieves, prostitutes, and abandoned children. Victorian critics took Dickens... Read more >

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Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: May 1, 1982
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21102-3 (0-553-21102-1)

This fiercely comic tale stands in marked contrast to its genial predecessor, The Pickwick Papers. Set against London's seedy back street slums, Oliver Twist is the saga of a workhouse orphan captured and thrust into a thieves' den, where some of Dickens's most depraved villains preside: the incorrigible Artful Dodger, the... Read more >

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Our Mutual Friend

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Richard Gaughan


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76114-0 (0-375-76114-4)

A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash. When the body of John Harmon, the dust-heap’s expected heir, is found in the Thames, fortunes change hands surprisingly, raising to new heights “Noddy” Boffin... Read more >
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Our Mutual Friend

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 880 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 10, 1994
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42028-6 (0-679-42028-2)

A satiric masterpiece about the allure and peril of money, Our Mutual Friend revolves around the inheritance of a dust-heap where the rich throw their trash. When the body of John Harmon, the dust-heap’s expected heir, is found in the Thames, fortunes change hands surprisingly, raising to new heights “Noddy” Boffin... Read more >
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The Pickwick Papers

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 976 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: March 2, 1999
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-40548-8 (0-375-40548-8)

Charles Dickens’s satirical masterpiece, The Pickwick Papers, catapulted the young writer into literary fame when it was first serialized in 1836–37. It recounts the rollicking adventures of the members of the Pickwick Club as they travel about England getting into all sorts of mischief. Laugh-out-loud funny and endlessly entertaining, the book... Read more >
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The Pickwick Papers

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1983
Price: $6.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21123-8 (0-553-21123-4)

In this classic social commentary from Dickens, Mr. Samuel Pickwick, retired business man and confirmed bachelor, is determined that after a quite life of enterprise the time has come to go out into the world. Together with the other members of the Pickwick Club: Tracy Tupman, Augustus Snodgrass and Nathaniel Winkle... Read more >
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A Tale of Two Cities

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 23, 1993
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-42073-6 (0-679-42073-8)

A Tale of Two Cities begins on a muddy English road in an atmosphere charged with mystery and drama, and it ends in the Paris of the French Revolution with one of the most famous acts of self-sacrifice in literature. In between lies one of Charles Dickens’s most exciting books—a historical... Read more >

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A Tale of Two Cities

Written by Charles Dickens
Introduction by Simon Schama


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 1990
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72965-5 (0-679-72965-8)

The most famous and possibly the most popular of Dickens's novels, A Tale of Two Cities shows a master of dramatic narrative extracting gold from the ore of history. If the bloody tableau of the French Revolution were not in itself sufficient for a dozen novels, Dickens added to it a... Read more >

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A Tale of Two Cities

Written by Charles Dickens


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: June 1, 1984
Price: $4.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21176-4 (0-553-21176-5)

With his sublime parting words, "It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done..." Sidney Carton joins that exhalted group of Dickensian characters who have earned a permanent place in the popular literary imagination. His dramatic story, set against the volcanic fury of the French... Read more >

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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories Volume II

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Format: Paperback, 768 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: November 1, 1986
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21242-6 (0-553-21242-7)

Since his first appearance in Beeton's Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. This two-volume Bantam edition presents all 56 short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle's classic hero. Volume II begins with The Hound Of... Read more >
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Daniel Deronda

Written by George Eliot
Introduction by Edmund White


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 9, 2002
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-76013-6 (0-375-76013-X)

George Eliot’s final novel and her most ambitious work, Daniel Deronda contrasts the moral laxity of the British aristocracy with the dedicated fervor of Jewish nationalists. Crushed by a loveless marriage to the cruel and arrogant Grandcourt, Gwendolen Harleth seeks salvation in the deeply spiritual and altruistic Daniel Deronda. But Deronda... Read more >
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Middlemarch

Written by George Eliot
Introduction by A.S. Byatt


Format: Trade Paperback, 848 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $11.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-78331-2 (0-679-78331-8)

One of the most accomplished and prominent novels ever written in English, Middlemarch is an unsurpassed portrait of nineteenth-century English provincial life. Dorothea Brooke is a young woman of fervent ideals who yearns to effect social change yet faces resistance from the society she inhabits. In this epic in a small... Read more >
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Silas Marner
The Weaver of Raveloe
Written by George Eliot
Introduction by Chris Bohjalian


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 8, 2001
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75749-5 (0-375-75749-X)

Silas Marner tells the vivid tale of a reclusive miser who finds redemption through the love of an abandoned child. Like many of the other works of George Eliot (the pen name of the novelist Mary Anne Evans), it makes poignantly real the folkways, charms, and perils of rural English life... Read more >
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Silas Marner

Written by George Eliot


Format: Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1981
Price: $3.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21229-7 (0-553-21229-X)

In Eliot's most familiar tale, and a high point of 19th-century pastoral fiction, after suffering betrayal and rejection, Silas Marner leaves his community to settle in a strange place. There the lonely weaver becomes obsessed with accumulating money, until one day a little golden-haired orphan girl wanders into his home... Set... Read more >
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