The Charles Dickens Collection: (3 Books) A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

The Charles Dickens Collection: (3 Books) A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol (1000 Copy Limited Edition)

by Charles Dickens
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Overview

The Charles Dickens Collection includes three novels; A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol. This set is limited to 1,000 copies.

A Tale of Two Cities, depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the French revolution. It follows the lives of several characters through these events.

Great Expectations, depicts the personal growth and development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. The novel is full of extreme imagery - poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil.

In A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three Christmas spirits. The Ghost of Christmas Past confronts Scrooge with his youth, the Ghost of Christmas Present reveals the Cratchits' struggle amid poverty, and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come harrows Scrooge with dire visions of the future if he does not learn to treat his fellow man with kindness, generosity and compassion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781772262582
Publisher: Engage Books
Publication date: 12/11/2015
Pages: 840
Sales rank: 741,628
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 - 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors' prison. Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non-fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children's rights, education, and other social reforms.

Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age. His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre. Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London. His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best-known work of historical fiction.

Date of Birth:

February 7, 1812

Date of Death:

June 18, 1870

Place of Birth:

Portsmouth, England

Place of Death:

Gad's Hill, Kent, England

Education:

Home-schooling; attended Dame School at Chatham briefly and Wellington

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