Great Expectations (Wordsworth Classics) - Charles Dickens Reviews
Description:ISBN 1853260045 / Author: Charles Dickens / Paperback / 395 Pages / Book is published 1992-05-01 by Wordsworth Editions Ltd
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by skorpy - written on 28/10/08, updated on 28/10/08 (Very useful, 378 readings)
read it,but can remember it well.I was totally captivated from start to finish. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (commonly known as A Christmas Carol) is a novell by Charles Dickens.First published in December,1843 (The books story) On a snowy Christmas Eve, seven years to the day after the death of his business partner Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge and his poor clerk Bob Cratchit are at work in Scrooge s counting-house. Scrooge s nephew, Fred, arrives with seasonal greetings and an invitation to Christmas dinner, but Scrooge dismisses him with "Bah Humbug", declaring that Christmas is a fraud. As he and his clerk prepare to leave, he grudgingly permits Bob ...
A Christmas Carol - Charles DickensHard to imagine Christmas without Dickens. (642 words)
by pixwix - written on 10/10/08 (Very useful, 246 readings)
often summarised past ones. Secondly, Dickens isn t, and never has been, top of the bus reading. By which I mean that if you want to read Dickens, you need to be sitting down in some peace and quiet - a dram in one hand doesn t hurt either - just no distractions. He s even better when read aloud - the man made a living doing just that with his own works - do try it. Many of Dickens works - certainly this one - have not just endured - they ve modified the English language. Of course - like any and all books - nothing is more important than personal preferences. Many people remember Dickens as the author they were obliged to read at school - usually for all the wrong ...
Nicholas Nickleby - Charles DickensColourful classic (396 words)
by alysonfreeman - written on 11/08/01, updated on 11/08/01 (Very useful, 215 readings)
This is the tale of the Nickleby family, who fall on hard times. They are at the mercy of the “wicked uncle”, Ralph Nickleby, who is mean and bitter. Nicholas, the hero of the story, is a young man of great honour and high ideals. He accepts his uncle’s offer of a post as tutor at Dotheboys Hall, a school in Yorkshire. Here we meet the wonderfully grotesque Wackford Squeers, the headmaster. His only thought is to take money from the families of the unfortunate boys placed at his establishment, and they are half-starved and ill-treated. Nicholas stands up for the boys, and eventually leaves in the company of the sad and pathetic Smike. Meanwhile, his sister is ...