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Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was born in a little house in Landport, Portsea, England, on February 7, 1812. The second of eight children, he grew up in a family frequently beset by financial insecurity. At age eleven, Dickens was taken out of school and sent to work in London backing warehouse, where his job was to paste labels on bottles for six shillings a week. His father John Dickens, was a warmhearted but improvident man. When he was condemned the Marshela Prison for unpaid debts, he unwisely agreed that Charles should stay in lodgings and continue working while the rest of the family... Read More

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American Notes for General Circulation
Written by Charles Dickens, Edited by Patricia Ingham
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | July 2001
$16.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043649-5 (0-14-043649-9)

A fascinating account of nineteenth-century America sketched with Charles Dickens's characteristic wit and charm

When Charles Dickens set out for America in 1842 he was the most famous man of his day to travel there - curious about the revolutionary new civilization that had captured the English imagination. His frank and... Read more






Barnaby Rudge
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Peter Ackroyd
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2005
$25.00/35.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-26290-5 (0-307-26290-1)

Charles Dickens’s first historical novel–set during the anti-Catholic riots of 1780–is an unparalleled portrayal of the terror of a rampaging mob, seen through the eyes of the individuals swept up in the chaos.

Those individuals include Emma, a Catholic, and Edward, a Protestant, whose forbidden love weaves through the heart of the...

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Barnaby Rudge
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Gordon W. Spence, Noted by Gordon W. Spence
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$14.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-043728-7 (0-14-043728-2)

'One of Dickens' most neglected, but most rewarding, novels' Peter Ackroyd

Charles Dickens's Barnaby Rudge is a vivid portrait of London's descent into anarchy, where 'King Mob' rules the streets, and innocent lives are swept up in the chaos. Set against the backdrop of the Gordon Riots of 1780, Barnaby Rudge is... Read more






Bleak House
Written by Charles Dickens
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$13.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-94719-2 (0-307-94719-X)

One of Charles Dickens’s most critically admired novels, this story of a monumental and life-consuming court case features one of his most vast and varied casts of colorful characters.

In Bleak House, competing claims of love and inheritance—complicated by murder—have given rise to a costly and decades-long legal battle that one litigant...

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Bleak House
Written by Charles Dickens, Afterword by Elizabeth McCracken, Introduction by Michael Slater
Signet | Paperback | April 2011
$8.95/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53190-2 (0-451-53190-6)

In the fog of London, lawyers enrich themselves with endless litigation over a dwindling inheritance. A sterling example of Dickens's genius for character, dramatic construction, and social satire, this novel was hailed by Edmund Wilson as a "masterpiece". Read more






Bleak House
Written by Charles Dickens, Preface by Terry Eagleton, Illustrated by Hablot K. Brown, Introduction by Nicola Bradbury, Noted by Nicola Bradbury
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | April 2003
$13.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-143972-3 (0-14-143972-6)

Charles Dickens's masterful assault on the injustices of the British legal system

As the interminable case of 'Jarndyce and Jarndyce' grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a... Read more






Bleak House
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by H. K. Browne, Introduction by Mary Gaitskill
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | July 2002
$13.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-76005-1 (0-375-76005-9)

Widely regarded as Dickens’s masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which “whole families have inherited legendary hatreds.” Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther’s romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set... Read more






Bleak House
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Barbara Hardy
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | October 1991
$28.00/37.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40568-9 (0-679-40568-2)

The complex story of a notorious law-suit in which love and inheritance are set against the classic urban background of 19th-century London, where fog on the river, seeping into the very bones of the characters, symbolizes the corruption of the legal system and the society which supports it.

“Jarndyce and Jarndyce” is... Read more






Bleak House
Written by Charles Dickens
Bantam Classics | Paperback | November 1985
$6.95/9.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21223-5 (0-553-21223-0)

Widely regarded as Dickens’s masterpiece, Bleak House centers on the generations-long lawsuit Jarndyce and Jarndyce, through which “whole families have inherited legendary hatreds.” Focusing on Esther Summerson, a ward of John Jarndyce, the novel traces Esther’s romantic coming-of-age and, in classic Dickensian style, the gradual revelation of long-buried secrets, all set... Read more






Bleak House
Written by Charles Dickens, Preface by Terry Eagleton, Illustrated by Hablot K. Brown, Introduction by Nicola Bradbury, Noted by Nicola Bradbury
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | November 2011
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119835-4 (0-14-119835-4)

Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together... Read more






A Christmas Carol and Other Stories
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by John Irving
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$11.00/15.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75888-1 (0-375-75888-7)

An immediate bestseller when it was first published in December 1843, A Christmas Carol has endured ever since as a perennial Yuletide favorite. Charles Dickens's beloved tale about the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who comes to know the meaning of kindness, charity, and goodwill through a haunting Christmas Eve encounter with four... Read more






A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by John Leech
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | October 2014
$16.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312249-4 (0-14-312249-5)

One of six beloved Christmas classics in collectible hardcover editions
 
First published on December 19, 1843, A Christmas Carol was an instant classic: Londoners thronged to hear Dickens read it in person and bought out the first printing in days. Its reception was so ecstatic that it is credited with helping to... Read more






A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Books
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Margaret Atwood
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 2009
$18.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-27175-4 (0-307-27175-7)

The final volume in the Everyman’s Library Charles Dickens collection: the timeless story of everyone’s favorite misanthrope, Ebenezer Scrooge, together with four more of Dickens’s Christmas tales and with Arthur Rackham’s classic illustrations.

No holiday season is complete without the story of tightfisted Mr. Scrooge, of his long-suffering and mild-mannered clerk, Bob... Read more






A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens
Vintage | Trade Paperback | November 2011
$10.00/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-94721-5 (0-307-94721-1)

No holiday season is complete without Charles Dickens’s timeless tale of redemption starring the tightfisted Mr. Scrooge, the long-suffering  Bob Cratchit, kindhearted Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. But A Christmas Carol was only the first and most famous of Dickens’s holiday tales. In this edition...

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A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | September 1994
$15.95/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-43639-3 (0-679-43639-1)

"Bah Humbug!" That's how Ebeneezer Scrooge feels about Christmas--until the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future decide to show the crotchety old miser the error of his ways. Together they travel through time, revisiting all the people who have played an important role in Scrooge's life. And as their journey... Read more






A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens
Bantam Classics | Paperback | November 1986
$3.95/4.95(Canada) | 978-0-553-21244-0 (0-553-21244-3)

Merry Christmas, everyone!

“Bah!” said Scrooge. “Humbug!”

With those famous words unfolds a tale that renews the joy and caring that are Christmas. Whether we read it aloud with our family and friends or open the pages on a chill winter evening to savor the story in solitude, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas... Read more






A Christmas Carol: A Coloring Classic
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Kate Ware and Vladimir Aleksic
Doubleday Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | October 2016
$15.99/21.99(Canada) | 978-1-5247-1319-5 (1-5247-1319-8)

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Cuentos de navidad
Written by Charles Dickens
Vintage Espanol | Trade Paperback | November 2013
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-345-80549-2 (0-345-80549-6)

Se podría decir que Dickens inventó la Navidad, pues ningún otro escritor ha evocado con tanta maestría el espíritu, jubiloso y elegíaco a un tiempo, de ese periodo final del año. Además del célebre “Canción de Navidad”, se reúnen en este volumen –inspirado en la edición inglesa de 1852– otros cuatro... Read more






David Copperfield
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Christopher Paolini
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | May 2013
$4.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-134382-2 (0-14-134382-6)

Based in part on the author's own life, David Copperfield is the epic story of a young man's journey of self-discovery - from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the memorable cast of characters he encounters along the way are his brutal stepfather, Mr... Read more






David Copperfield
Written by Charles Dickens
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$10.00/12.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94717-8 (0-307-94717-3)

Charles Dickens’s most famous novel was also his own favorite, and the one that drew most on his own life story.

David Copperfield is the classic account of a boy growing up in a world that is by turns magical, fearful, and grimly realistic. In a book that is part fairy tale... Read more






David Copperfield
Written by Charles Dickens, Afterword by Gish Jen
Signet | Paperback | February 2006
$6.95/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-451-53004-2 (0-451-53004-7)

The quintessential novel from England's most beloved novelist, David Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful author. Read more






David Copperfield
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Jeremy Tambling, Noted by Jeremy Tambling
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2004
$10.00/13.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-043944-1 (0-14-043944-7)

'The most perfect of all the Dickens novels' Virginia Woolf

David Copperfield is the story of a young man's adventures on his journey from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist. Among the gloriously vivid cast of characters he encounters are his tyrannical... Read more






David Copperfield
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by David Gates
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 2000
$8.95/11.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-78341-1 (0-679-78341-5)

Hugely admired by Tolstoy, David Copperfield is the novel that draws most closely from Charles Dickens's own life. Its eponymous hero, orphaned as a boy, grows up to discover love and happiness, heartbreak and sorrow amid a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains. Praising Dickens's power of invention, Somerset Maugham wrote... Read more






David Copperfield
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Michael Slater
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | November 1991
$27.50/32.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-40571-9 (0-679-40571-2)

When David Copperfield escapes from the cruelty of his childhood home, he embarks on a journey to adulthood which will lead him through comedy and tragedy, love and heartbreak and friendship and betrayal. Over the course of his adventure, David meets an array of eccentric characters and learns hard lessons about...

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David Copperfield
Written by Charles Dickens
Bantam Classics | Paperback | September 1981
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-553-21189-4 (0-553-21189-7)

Of all Dickens's novels, David Copperfield most fervently embraces the comic delights, the tender warmth, the tragic horrors of childhood. It is our classic tale of growing up, an enchanting story of a gently orphan discovering life and love in an indifferent adult world. Persecuted by his wrathful stepfather, Mr. Murdstone... Read more





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