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  • Charles Dickens

    G. K. Chesterton was a great admirer of Charles Dickens, and wrote a noted critique of Dickens' works expressing his opinion in his own inimitable style. (Summary by Karen...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens - A Novelist, A Poet. Dickens is a name that dominates the landscape of English novelists. His works are masterpieces and he is held everywhere in the highest regard. In his fairly short life of 58 years he accomplished an extraordinary number of classic novels, especially in light of his humble and poor beginnings. Here we collect together his slim number of poems. Concise it may be but from the mind of the master it most certainly reveals a facet of great interest. The poems are read for you by Richard...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Glimmer Globe Theatre is thrilled to present Charles Dickens’ 'A Christmas Carol': A Full-Cast Audiobook' to mark our eighth annual production of this classic tale! This new audiobook production features the voices of 30 regional and local performers (including many Glimmer Globe veterans and newcomers) bringing to life every one of Dickens' characters as they appear in the original text. The production also features music by Rob Montecalvo and B.J. Baker, as well as sound effects, and perhaps some surprises along the way! This performance was recorded, edited, and mastered on the grounds of Fenimore Art Museum and The Farmers' Museum in Cooperstown, NY. More information, as well as...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

  • Charles Dickens

    Toby Veck is a humble porter who has lost his faith in humanity. Then high up in a church steeple, where spiders spin their castles in the air, the spirit of the bells appear to take Toby on a New Year's Eve journey where he discovers all he has to be grateful...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    An hilarious Dickens story, with his classic story within a story format, about a sideshow, the various characters but especially a dwarf who seeks to gain property and go into society. He gets the money through winning a lottery, goes into society with hilarious and sad results, as only Dickens can relate it. A rollicking good time, a bit like O'Henry and Mark Twain too. One of Dickens best humorous stories. An American voice per listener...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Was bedeutet der Brief an Charles Darney? Kennt Therese Defarges das Geheimnis der Evrémonds? Was verheimlicht Sidney Carton? Kann Tom Stryver helfen? Durch welches unsichtbare Band sind all diese Menschen miteinander verbunden? Der englische Dichter Charles Dickens beweist uns auch in diesem Teil seines Romans 'Die Geschichte zweier Städte' überzeugend, menschlich und spannend: DAS LEBEN IST EIN...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Warum soll Lucie Manette eine Reise nach Paris unternehmen? Ist Ken Barsad ein Spion? Wen versteckt Ernest Defarges? Ist Charles Darney ein Hochverräter? Welches unberechenbare Schicksal führt all diese Menschen zusammen? Der englische Erzähler Charles Dickens hat uns auch in seinem Roman 'Die Geschichte zweier Städte' eindringlich, mitreißend und spannend vor Augen geführt: DAS LEBEN IST EIN...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Pip is a poor orphaned boy who lives together with his sister and her husband. Pip is not educated but has great dreams of the future. He is determined to get out of the low class and seek progress in the higher class. One day a lawyer appears. Pip has suddenly received a large fortune from a secret benefactor and he has to get to London to start his education. Pip’s life changes in a second. But he is ready to embark on his next journey. Who is this secret benefactor and why is he or she willing to give so much money to an unknown boy? Is there any hidden goals or is it only the doings of a kind and generous heart? Find out the answers in 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens. B....read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Unter den großen Erzähler des 19. Jahrhunderts ragen zwei hervor, deren Werke zum Spiegelbild einer ganzen Epoche wurde. Balzac in Frankreich und Charles Dickens in England. Dickens verstand sich als Anwalt der Benachteiligten, der Armen, der Beleidigten, Vernachlässigten. Und tatsächlich bewirkte sein Werk die Beseitigung einer Reihe sozialer Missstände, die überreichlich im viktorianischen, sich vom Agrar- zum blühenden Industriestaat wandelnden England vorhanden waren. Doch sein gesellschaftliches Engagement allein könnte seine bis heute ungebrochene Popularität nicht erklären. Es ist der Geschichtenerzähler Dickens, der Schöpfer unvergesslicher Charaktere, der Menschenfreund...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    A Victorian family gathers round the hearth, and one by one they tell each other their Winter's tales. Charles Dickens begins 'the round of stories they were to relate, as they sat in a goodly circle by the Christmas fire', and then hands over to Elizabeth Gaskell, Samuel Sidney and other respected contributors to the Christmas 1852 number of Household Words. Read aloud as they were originally intended to be, these stories of The Host, the Mother and the Child are joined by the Grandfather, the Nurse, the Charwoman and others to while away the evening with fables, fairytales, ghost stories and adventures. The stories are: The Poor Relation's Story - by Charles Dickens The Child's...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens story from middle age looking back at what the Christmas tree had meant to him as a boy, plus the forboddings of the holiday season relating to ghost and thriller stories, ancient myths, and other such things that seem to impact people most in the Christmas season. A moderately Christian emphasis that will be warm for most moderately religious people, but perhaps viewed an inappropriate to those of devout leanings. A unique looking backward story about Christmas and worthy companion to A Christmas...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    A story that has a version of Uriah Heap, a story within a story, death and deliverance, anger and revenge. A class short story well worth introducing young readers to before embarking on the longer voyage of Dickens' novels. Dickens has wonderful names such as Mr. Heap and here Mr. Slinkton. Cathartic and uplifting. An American voice used due to listener...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens enjoyed entertaining his friends with readings of ghost stories, especially at Christmas time. In his classic tale The Signalman, the then high technology world of steam railway comes to contact with what looks like a good old fashioned haunting. A night at a desolate country inn dramatically changes Tom Smart's fortunes in The Bagman's Story. Together with Christmas Ghosts and Mr Testator's Visitation, these tales are fine examples of Dickens's spine-chilling talents. These stories are read for you by RADA trained Nigel Lambert, a member of the National Theatre who has made numerous appearances for the BBC in fields as varied as classic drama and children's television...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,' writes Charles Dickens in the opening of this dark and meaningful classic novel. It is the year 1775 and Jarvis Lorry is tasked with a secret mission for his employer. 17-year-old Lucie Manette joins him on his travels from London to Paris and is shocked to learn that her father is alive and has been released from eighteen years in a Paris prison. Set in the two metropolises just prior (and during) the French Revolution, Dickens paints a distinct picture of the social and political events of the time. 'A Tale of Two Cities' is masterfully written, includes Dickens' perhaps greatest villain, and ties up everything in an especially...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    11-year-old actor Eden Giuliano presents a brand new line of exciting children’s stories from Icon! The now classic Christmas tales by Charles Dickens were written at a time when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions, including carols and newer customs such as Christmas trees. He was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, A Christmas Carol, and was inspired following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged School, one of several establishments for London's street children. The treatment of the...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    This Audiobook contains The Complete Christmas Collections of Charles Dickens: 1. A Christmas Carol Start at Chapters 1 2. A Message From The Sea Start at Chapters 7 3. Doctor Marigold Start at Chapters 15 4. Going Into Society Start at Chapters 17 5. Mrs Lirripers Legacy Start at Chapters 18 6. Mugby Junction Start at Chapters 21 7. No Thoroughfare Start at Chapters 25 8. A Christmas tree Start at Chapters 38 9. Nobody's Story Start at Chapters 39 10. The Child's Story Start at Chapters 40 11. The Poor Relation's Story Start at Chapters 41 12. The Schoolboy's Story Start at Chapters 42 13. What Christmas is as We Grow Older Start at Chapters 43 14. Somebodys Luggage Start...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Baron Grogzwig lives a life full of pleasure, drinking and hunting with his friends. But when he decides ´ to marry one of his fellow baron’s daughter, his days change drastically. First he has to send his friends away as per his wife’s demands. Then his responsibilities start growing bigger with time as his wife gifts him with twelve children. When the thirteenth child is on the way, baron Grogzwig’s despair and lack of money become unbearable. He decides to end his life. Will he commit suicide or will someone or something be able to make him rethink his decision? Find out the answers in 'The Baron of Grogzwig'. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Christmas is just around the corner. People are cheery and excited, except for Ebenezer Scrooge for whom Christmas is just another day. Ebenezer is an old, bitter miser who has distanced himself from everyone and leads a lonely life by his own choice. He is greedy and selfish and the most important thing for him is hoarding money. However one night he gets a visit by the ghost of his old business partner Marley who is wandering the Earth shackled by heavy chains and money boxes. Marley gives Scrooge the option to rethink his values and let go of the load he carries while still alive. Will Scrooge manage to do it? It is only up to him. B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Nicholas Nickleby is a young boy left without a father. Nicholas has to take care of his mother and sister and is forced by his uncle to work as an assistant to the schoolmaster Wackford Squeers. Squeers’ intentions are however not good and his only goal is to make Nicholas’ life miserable. At the same time Squeers’ wife convinces herself that Nicholas loves her and this gets the young boy in even greater trouble. Nicholas’ uncle is colluding with the schoolmaster and it seems like everybody is against him. Will Nicholas manage to save his sister and mother from his uncle’s clutches? Will he find a better future for himself? Will Squeers and the uncle get what they deserve? B....read more