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  • Charles Dickens

    Mysterious, dark and full of excitement, Oliver Twist takes readers on a compelling journey through the crime-haunted alleys of Victorian London. It's heart-rending story of an innocent boy's struggle for survival is peopled by an unforgettable cast of characters - villainous Fagin, brutal Bill Sykes and the irrepressible Artful Dodger. This vivid retelling for children is remarkably faithful to Charles Dickens' masterpiece while Tony Robinson's narration brilliantly evokes the atmosphere of 1830s London. Sir Tony Robinson is an English actor - best known as Baldrick in the BBC television series Blackadder - comedian, author, presenter and political activist who is no stranger...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    A Christmas Carol is an essential part of Christmas for families everywhere. Since the book's publication in 1843, the story of miserly Scrooge's change of heart after the visit of three spirits has been encountered by children in innumerable books plays movies and cartoons based on Dickens's ghost story. This audiobook edition introduces children to the powerful words of the original text in an adaptation based on the one Dickens made for his public readings. Andy Sacs narration bring the classic story to life. Hundreds of facts explore Dickens's London; the wealth and poverty, and Christmas customs and ideals then and now. Dickens's marvellous words and their fascinating context...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    This Audiobook contains the complete novels of Charles Dickens (Vol:1) in the chronological order of their original publication. - The Pickwick Papers - Oliver Twist - Nicholas Nickleby - The Old Curiosity Shop . - Barnaby Rudge - Martin Chuzzlewit - Dombey and Son - David Copperfield Also available: Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels vol: 2 (Golden Deer Classics) The ebook edition - Charles Dickens: The Complete Novels (Golden Deer...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime and, by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognized him as a literary genius. After the success of A Christmas Carol in 1843 Dickens continued the series throughout the 1840s, maintaining what he called 'the Carol philosophy' to 'strike a sledgehammer blow' for the poor, uneducated, and repressed. In typical fashion he drove his message home with a mixture of humor and good cheer. Although subsequent Christmas books sold well at the time of their initial release, they have...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    A BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Dickens' heart-stopping historical adventure set in the French Revolution and featuring the gentle Charles Darnay and the dissolute Sydney Carton. The action switches between London and Paris during the nightmare of The Terror - and in the shadow of Madame Guillotine - in this Sony award-winning drama that captures the joy and anguish of those corrupt and turbulent times. Starring Charles Dance as Syndey Carton, with John Duttine, Charlotte Attenborough, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, John Moffatt, Richard Pasco and Maurice Denham. Dramatised by Nick McCarty. Directed by Ian...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Lesen Sie hier den Beginn des Essays 'Charles Dickens Traumen', der dem Hörbuch mit als Audiofile sowie als PDF beigegeben ist und profund wie detailreich in Hintergründe zu der Geschichte einführt: Charles Dickens' Traumen Wohl kaum eine andere Weihnachtsgeschichte ist so bekannt und so oft adaptiert worden wie das 'Weihnachtslied in Prosa' von Charles Dickens. Wer kennt ihn nicht, den geizigen und kaltblütig berechnenden Ebenezer Scrooge, der in der Weihnachtsnacht von drei Geistern heimgesucht und zu einem mitfühlenden und warmherzigen Leben bekehrt wird. Weniger bekannt ist hierzulande, dass das 'Weihnachtslied' lediglich eins von fünf Weihnachtsbüchern ist, die der damals noch...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    “Poetry makes life what lights and music do the stage.” “There are very few moments in a man's existence when he experiences so much ludicrous distress, or meets with so little charitable commiseration, as when he is in pursuit of his own hat.” ― Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers The Pickwick Papers was Charles Dickens' first novel. Because of his success with Sketches by Boz published in 1836 Dickens was asked by the publisher Chapman & Hall to supply descriptions to explain a series of comic 'cockney sporting plates' by illustrator Robert Seymour,[and to connect them into a novel. The book became Britain's first real publishing phenomenon, with bootleg copies,...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Born and brought up in the appalling deprivation of the workhouse, the orphaned Oliver escapes and heads for London, only to fall into the hands of the notorious Fagin and his gang of child thieves. But Oliver is an innocent at heart, and the attempts by Fagin and the impudently witty Artful Dodger to teach him the tricks of the pick-pocket's trade lead only to his almost immediate capture. His subsequent rescue, by the kindly Mr Brownlow, is only the beginning of a series of adventures that lead him to an incredible discovery. This adaptation of Dickens' second novel is a moving tale of innocence and corruption. It features some of his most vital characters, from the diabolical Fagin...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens was a prolific writer of letters throughout his life. There are extant more than 13,000 letters that he wrote to friends, family, fellow authors and actors as well as many letters written to people involved in good causes he espoused. In the hands of actor and writer Simon Callow, one of the most prominent Dickens interpreters of our time, this informative and entertaining selection shows Dickens in his many guises. We know Charles Dickens the author, but these letters offer a fascinating glimpse into Charles Dickens the...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens Seven Best Ghost and Thriller stories gives the listener a taste of Dickens without having to commit to his long novels. These stories have a depth and width quite unusual for any writer but standard for Dickens. An American narrator for easier listening. These seven are generally considered his best: To Be Read at Dusk, The Trial for Murder, The Signal Man, The Lamplighter, Hunted Down, Going into Society, and The Queer Client. They are wonderful to hear several times. These stories take you into an other world, suspending belief as one listens to these remarkable works. A must listen for those interested in fiction and especially 19th century fiction and Dickens...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens was a major contributor to the Victorian romantic revival of Christmas traditions. With their heart, humour and good morals, Dickens' Christmas stories have made the author's name synonymous with the season. Here we present four charming novellas to complete his series that began with A Christmas Carol, with echoes of sleigh bells...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens- A Walk In His Footsteps. Many people dream of being a fly on the wall or even better a companion and friend to the great artists of the day. We cannot offer you quite that but we can take you on a walk through parts of London that will give you a real sense and feel of the World of Dickens and its impact upon himself, his characters and stories. Your tour guide is Emma Parker and the book extracts are read by Richard Mitchley. Tours with Emma for Dickens and other eye opening walks in London can be found at...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Here's Dicken's Christmas classic of Ebenezer Scrooge and his encounter with the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Originally published in 1843,A Christmas Carol has continued to be one of the most popular and enduring Christmas stories of all time. Click here to see all the titles in our Charles Dickens collection. Public Domain (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Weihnachtslied - Eine Gespenstergeschichte von Charles Dickens gelesen von Richard Heinrich erschienen im Hörverlag: Puppy Studios Productions Der Weihnachtsklassiker für Jung und Alt in einer Neuauflage. Inhaltsangabe: Der alte Ebenezer Scrooge ist ein hartherziger Geizkragen, wie man ihn im ehrwürdigen London wohl kaum ein zweites Mal antrifft. Seinem unterbezahlten Angestellten Bob Cratchit droht er regelmäßig mit Kündigung, wenn dieser es auch nur wagt einen Blick auf den Kohlenkasten zu werfen, um vielleicht das bitterkalte Kontor damit etwas aufzuheizen, für seine bedürftigen Mitmenschen hat er nur Geringschätzung übrig und Weihnachten hält er für...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Whilst writer Charles Dickens needs no introduction, his 'Haunted House' anthology might, not least because in his role as editor he introduces a formidable array of known and lesser-known literary talents. Dickens started a tradition of releasing stories each Christmas with 'A Christmas Carol' in 1843. 'The Haunted House' was his 1859 offering and, as the name suggests, is set in a large house which, as his introductory story explains, is desired by John the narrator, as a temporary country retreat for health reasons. He is made aware of the terror the house holds for the locals but undaunted, he and his sister, Patty, take residence without any servants, save for the deaf stable hand,...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    A Christmas Carol Audiobook Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol. In Prose. This version of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, masterfully narrated by Elizabeth Klett. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    This audiobook includes unabridged recordings of 10 of Charles Dickens' great novels in one audiobook. The novels included here are: A Tale of Two Cities: A classic tale about two lovers caught up in the French Revolution. Bleak House: A story about an endless court case over a disputed inheritance, and the lives destroyed by folly and a broken judicial system. Great Expectations: One of Dickens' greatest novels, full of unforgettable characters such as Pip and Miss Havisham. The Old Curiosity Shop: Nell and her grandfather are pursued by the evil hunchback Mr. Quilp through a grotesque London inhabited by eccentric characters. Oliver...read more

  • Edith Wharton

    The Ultimate Ghost Stories Collection is a fully-indexed collection of classic ghost stories, read by three Audie-winning narrators. Included here are stories by Henry James, M.R. James, Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Edith Wharton, and Washington Irving. - The Turn of the Screw, Henry James - x14 M.R. James Stories - Canon Alberics Scrap-Book; Lost Hearts; The Mezzotint; The Ash-tree; Number 13; Casting the Runes; Count Magnus; Oh Whistle, and I'll Come to You, My Lad; A Warning to the Curious; A View From a Hill; A Neighbour's Landmark; The Uncommon Prayer-Book; Wailing Well; The Fenstanton Witch. - x4 Edgar Allan Poe Stories - Morella; Ligeia; The Mask of the Red Death;...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Brought to you by Penguin. This Penguin Classic is performed by Julian Rhind-Tutt, star of Green Wing, also known for his roles in The Madness of King George and Tomb Raider. This definitive recording includes an Introduction by Richard Maxwell. After eighteen years as a political prisoner in the Bastille the aging Dr Manette is finally released and reunited with his daughter in England. There two very different men, Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat, and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English lawyer, become enmeshed through their love for Lucie Manette. From the tranquil lanes of London, they are all drawn against their will to the vengeful, bloodstained...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Published after his death, Dickens brilliantly brings to life a broad cast of colorful characters in the never solved mysterious disappearance of one Edwin Drood, all set in the rural hamlet of Cloisterham around the Cathedral close. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is Charles Dickens's brilliant contribution to the field of crime and detection. In fact, the novel is even more of a mystery than Dickens himself intended, for he died before completing it, making it a favorite of literary detectives. Against a background of opium dens, nocturnal graveyard visits, and moldering monastic crypts, Dickens weaves a tightly knit plot centered on the ominous disappearance of young Edwin Drood....read more