The Complete Works of Charles Dickens (in 30 Volumes, Illustrated)

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens (in 30 Volumes, Illustrated) by Charles Dickens
ISBN
9781605209944
Date Released
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
456
Dimensions
140 x 216 x 29mm

It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Part II of Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens's third novel, which was serialized in standalone installments from April 1838 to October 1839. A highly entertaining example of Dickens's particular humor, it is the story of a young London man left to support his mother and sister after his father dies. Rife with both social satire and romance, it is beloved by Dickens fans to this day.
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It is impossible to overstate the importance of British novelist CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870) not only to literature in the English language, but to Western civilization on the whole. He is arguably the first fiction writer to have become an international celebrity. He popularized episodic fiction and the cliffhanger, which had a profound influence on the development of film and television. He is entirely responsible for the popular image of Victorian London that still lingers today, and his characters-from Oliver Twist to Ebenezer Scrooge, from Miss Havisham to Uriah Heep-have become not merely iconic, but mythic. But it was his stirring portraits of ordinary people-not the upper classes or the aristocracy-and his fervent cries for social, moral, and legal justice for the working poor, and in particular for poor children, in the grim early decades of the Industrial Revolution that powerfully impacted social concerns well into the 20th century. Without Charles Dickens, we may never have seen the likes of Sherlock Holmes, Upton Sinclair, or even Bob Dylan. Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever. The essential collector's set will delight anyone who cherishes English literature...and who takes pleasure in constantly rediscovering its joys. This volume contains Part II of Nicholas Nickleby, Dickens's third novel, which was serialized in standalone installments from April 1838 to October 1839. A highly entertaining example of Dickens's particular humor, it is the story of a young London man left to support his mother and sister after his father dies. Rife with both social satire and romance, it is beloved by Dickens fans to this day.
ISBN:
9781605209944
Publication Date:
23 / 11 / 2009
Pages:
456
Dimensions:
140 x 216 x 29mm

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