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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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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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Scrooge #worstgiftever
Written by Charles Dickens and Brett Wright
Random House Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | September 2016
$9.99/12.99(Canada) | 978-0-399-55064-5 (0-399-55064-X)

A Christmas Carol, one of the holiday’s greatest traditions told . . . in texts?!
 
Imagine: What if Scrooge, Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, and the whole Cratchit family had smartphones? A classic is reborn in this clever adaptation of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol!
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David Copperfield
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Jeremy Tambling, Noted by Jeremy Tambling
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | May 2016
$30.00/39.00(Canada) | 978-0-241-24036-6 (0-241-24036-0)

Dickens' great coming-of-age novel, now in a beautiful new clothbound edition

This is the novel Dickens regarded as his "favourite child" and is considered his most autobiographical. As David recounts his experiences from childhood to the discovery of his vocation as a successful novelist, Dickens draws openly and revealingly on his... Read more






A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt and Mark Peppe
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2014
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-751289-5 (0-14-751289-1)

Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean old man with no friends or family to love him - he's just so miserable and bitter! One freezing cold Christmas Eve, Marley's Ghost pays Scrooge a visit and an eerie night-time journey begins. The Christmas spirits are here to show Scrooge the error if his... 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






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






Great Expectations
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Jessica Hische
Penguin Books | Hardcover | December 2012
$22.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312379-8 (0-14-312379-3)

From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by type superstar Jessica Hische

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and gift-worthy hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously... Read more






Great Expectations
Written by Charles Dickens
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-242335-6 (0-14-242335-1)

As a young orphan, Pip encounters an escaped criminal while living with his cruel sister. He is then sent to spend time with the eccentric Miss Havisham and her cold, beautiful ward, Estella, who enchants Pip. As a young man, Pip is given money by a mysterious benefactor, who turns out... 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






Great Expectations
Written by Charles Dickens
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$7.95/10.45(Canada) | 978-0-307-94716-1 (0-307-94716-5)

One of Charles Dickens’s most fascinating novels, Great Expectations follows the orphan Pip as he leaves behind a childhood of misery and poverty after an anonymous benefactor offers him a chance at the life of a gentleman.

From young Pip’s first terrifying encounter with the convict Magwitch in the gloom of...

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Hard Times
Written by Charles Dickens
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94720-8 (0-307-94720-3)

The shortest of Charles Dickens’s novels, Hard Times is also his most pointed and impassioned satire of social injustice.

Set in Coketown, a fictional industrial town in the north of England, Hard Times was born of its author’s indignation at the soul-crushing conditions of the industrial age, and yet it vibrantly transcends...

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Oliver Twist
Written by Charles Dickens
Vintage | Trade Paperback | January 2012
$8.00/9.00(Canada) | 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...

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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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A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Stories
Written by Charles Dickens, Afterword by Gerald Charles Dickens, Introduction by Regina Barrecca
Signet | Paperback | December 2011
$3.95/4.50(Canada) | 978-0-451-53202-2 (0-451-53202-3)

Dicken's most beloved story, A Christmas Carol, is as much a part of Christmas as mistletoe and carolers. This heartwarming tale continues to stir in us the same feelings of repentance, forgiveness, and love that transformed Ebenezer Scrooge. 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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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






Hard Times
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Kate Flint, Noted by Kate Flint
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | November 2011
$22.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119834-7 (0-14-119834-6)

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. Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school headmaster and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both... Read more






Great Expectations
Written by Charles Dickens, Introduction by Roddy Doyle
Puffin Books | Trade Paperback | June 2011
$4.99/5.99(Canada) | 978-0-14-133013-6 (0-14-133013-9)

As a small boy at Joe Gargery's forge, Pip meets two people who will affect his whole life - an escaped convict he is forced to help, and the eccentric Miss Haversham, whose beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella young Pip adores. But when a secret benefactor pays for him to go to... Read more






A Tale of Two Cities
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Richard Maxwell, Noted by Richard Maxwell
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | April 2011
$22.00/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119690-9 (0-14-119690-4)

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. After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited... Read more






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






Great Expectations
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Richard Sala, Introduction by Francine Prose
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | December 2010
$15.00/18.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-310627-2 (0-14-310627-9)

A graphic deluxe edition to mark the 150th anniversary of Dickens's most well-loved novel 

A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict in a graveyard on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella; the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor-these... Read more






A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations (Oprah's Book Club)
Written by Charles Dickens
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | December 2010
$22.00/29.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-219658-8 (0-14-219658-4)

Two of the most beloved novels in all of English literature-together in one extraordinary volume.

A TALE OF TWO CITIES
After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille, the ageing Doctor Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There the lives... Read more






Oliver Twist
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Philip Horne, Noted by Philip Horne
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | September 2010
$24.00/27.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119249-9 (0-14-119249-6)

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. The story of the orphan Oliver, who runs away from the workhouse only to be taken in by a... Read more






A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by Coralie Bickford-Smith, Introduction by Michael Slater
Penguin Classics | Hardcover | September 2010
$22.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-119585-8 (0-14-119585-1)

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. After reading Christmas Carol, the notoriously reculsive Thomas Carlyle was "seized with a perfect convulsion of hospitality" and threw... Read more





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