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  • 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

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    David Copperfield was a little boy who grew up in an unfortunate family. His father died six months before David’s birth. Later his mother remarried to a cruel man who beat him up. David however fought back and bit him. This resulted in David getting sent to a boarding school which he did not finish because of his mother’s death. All in all, David’s life has been a string of misfortunes. His development from infancy to maturity happened unnecessarily fast. Will he still be able to succeed in life and overcome all these setbacks or will he fall victim to his circumstances like so many have before him? B. J. Harrison started his Classic Tales Podcast back in 2007, wanting to breathe...read more

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    Die klassischen Weihnachtserzählungen von Charles Dickens gehören seit Jahren zur Weihnachtszeit. Kobolde, Geister und Gespenster treiben in den Weihnachtserzählungen ihr wundersames Spiel mit den Menschen. In Scharen steigen sie kettenrasselnd aus dunklen Kellern, dringen durch die Ritzen im Kamin und quellen aus den Silvesterglocken. In seinen Geschichten, die er als einer der ersten Autoren termingerecht für das buchhändlerische Saisongeschäft schrieb, hat er den Zauber dieses Festes, seine verwandelnde Wirkung auf den Menschen unvergleichlich eingefangen. Kein Weihnachten ohne Charles Dickens! Inhalt: Das Heimchen am Herde / Der Kampf des Lebens / Die Silvesterglocken / Der...read more

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    A Christmas Carol in Prose, 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; the first edition was illustrated by John Leech. A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol at a time when the British were examining and exploring Christmas traditions from the past, such as carols, as well as new customs such as Christmas trees. He was...read more

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    Mit diesem 'geisterhaften kleinen Buch' hat Charles Dickens das Konzept der modernen Weihnacht erfunden. In einer der beliebtesten Weihnachtsgeschichten der Welt begegnen wir dem hartherzigen Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim und den drei Geistern der Weihnacht. Scrooges verstorbener Geschäftspartner Marley kündigt die Geister an, die Scrooge sodann auf eine fantastische Reise durch seine eigene Vergangenheit mitnehmen. Dadurch entdeckt er schließlich sein großes Herz und 'lebte von jetzt an nach dem Grundsatz gänzlicher Enthaltsamkeit; und immer sagte man von ihm, er wisse Weihnachten recht zu...read more

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    Here is a heartwarming collection classic, short Christmas stories from Charles Dickens, who, one may easily argue, was the greatest Christmas storyteller to date. In this season, may we do as Dickens' asked: 'Welcome, everything! Welcome, alike what has been, and what never was, and what we hope may be, to your shelter underneath the holly, to your places round the Christmas fire, where what is sits open-hearted!' Happy Holidays! Produced by Macc Kay Production executive Avalon Giuliano ICON Intern Eden Garret Giuliano ©2021 Eden Garret Giuliano (P) 2021 Eden Garret Giuliano Here is a heartwarming collection classic, short Christmas stories from Charles Dickens, who, one...read more

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    Penguin Classics presents Charles Dickens' epic Bleak House, adapted for downloadable audiobook and read by Ronald Pickup and Beatnie Edney. As the interminable case of Jarndyce and Jarndyce grinds its way through the Court of Chancery, it draws together a disparate group of people: Ada and Richard Clare, whose inheritance is gradually being devoured by legal costs; Esther Summerson, a ward of court, whose parentage is a source of deepening mystery; the menacing lawyer Tulkinghorn; the determined sleuth Inspector Bucket; and even Jo, the destitute little crossing-sweeper. A savage, but often comic, indictment of a society that is rotten to the core, Bleak House is one of Dickens's most...read more

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    Charles Dickens' classic story, A Tale of Two Cities, is set before and during the French Revolution. The people are not only divided by class, but by war. It shows the cruelty shown by both sides of French society towards one another and compares these act to those happening in London in the same time period. Listeners are sure to enjoy this timeless...read more

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    In the 1840s Charles Dickens wrote 5 short stories with strong social and moral messages. The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home, is the third of these stories. Following the home life of John Peerybingle, the story introduces the many people in John's family and life along with a cricket that acts as the guardian angel of the family. Like its predecessors, this story also contains heavy social and moral implications. However it differs from A Christmas Carol and The Chimes, in that its main theme focuses on actions that affect the family rather than action affecting society as a...read more

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    In the 1840s Charles Dickens wrote 5 short stories with strong social and moral messages. The Chimes: A Goblin Story of Some Bells that Rand an Old Year Out and a New Year In, is the second of these stories, whose predecessor was the famous A Christmas Carol. The Chimes focuses on Trotty, a poor elderly messenger who is filled with gloom over reports of crime and immorality in the newspapers. After losing faith in the society, Trotty follows a call to the church bell tower where he encounters Goblins that teach him, and listeners, lessons in the form of visions about the mistreatment of the lower class in society. This story of social awakening inspires listeners to treat everyone with fair...read more

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    A chilling double-feature from two of the most celebrated writers of all time! In Charles Dickens' The Signalman, the titular character (played by Sylvester McCoy of Doctor Who and The Hobbit) recounts to a traveling writer (Anthony D.P. Mann) the terrifying tale of a ghostly spectre who forewarns of death and tragedy. Meanwhile, in a lively adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado, a despicable rival of the noble Claudio Montressor gets his just desserts in this darkly comedic tale of revenge and...read more

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    Charles Dickens'' classic ghost story for Christmas is brought to life in a full-cast audio adaptation starring Sylvester McCoy (Doctor Who, The Hobbit) as Scrooge! When the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is delivered a grave warning by the ghost of his former business partner, he is forced to confront his past, present and future... but is it too late for him to change his ways? This beloved tale of redemption has been a tradition for many generations, and Bleak December''s new production is destined to become a perennial...read more

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    The novel that launched Dickens as an international celebrity, The Pickwick Papers is a loose collection of Samuel Pickwick's adventures with his friends, and became a serialisation phenomenon upon its release.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club or more commonly known as The Pickwick Papers is the first novel by Charles Dickens.Written for publication as a serial, The Pickwick Papers is a sequence of loosely-related adventures.Mr Samuel Pickwick Esquire is the main character in this novel. He's a kind and wealthy old gentleman, and the founder and perpetual president of the Pickwick Club. His fascination and gerenal interest in the unique and bizarre extends to a journey that takes...read more

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    Charles Dickens was a master of the macabre. His stories of madness, murder and revenge, often imbued with a sympathetic moral undertone, have continued to thrill and chill readers ever since they were written. Here then are 15 tales that display the full range of Dickens's Gothic talents. The Signalman, perhaps the most well-known, is a chilling story about a mysterious figure and its deathly omen; The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain shows the consequences for those who make deals with the dead; The Portrait-Painter's Story follows an artist who paints a non-living person by memory; and Captain Murderer and the Devil's Bargain, a bedtime story from Dickens's own childhood, tells of a...read more

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    Following his father's death, John Harmon returns to London to claim his inheritance. But he finds he is only eligible if he marries Bella Wilfer. To observe her character he assumes another identity and secures work with his father's foreman, Mr Boffin, who is also Bella's guardian. 'Our Mutual Friend' was Charles Dickens' last complete novel and is a satiric masterpiece about money. This complete Woman's Hour Drama, which contains all 20 episodes, was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in...read more

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    Sir David Jason reads Charles Dickens' magical, much-loved Christmas story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a mean, unpleasant man who dislikes people generally and Christmas especially. But one Christmas Eve, he has a terrifying experience: He sees the ghost of his one-time business partner, Jacob Marley, who is bound in chains and doomed to wander the Earth because of the sins of his past life. Marley warns Scrooge that he is headed for the same dreadful fate: but there is one possible means of escape. Soon, he will be visited by three more spirits: the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come. Can these phantoms persuade Scrooge to change his...read more

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    Unabridged readings of four spine-tingling stories This suspenseful anthology collects together four gripping tales of gruesome scientific experiments and chilling supernatural events - all read in full by some of the very best voice actors. With over 18 hours of electrifying listening, tracked by chapter, these classic tales will have you on the edge of your seat. Frankenstein Mary Shelley's Gothic masterpiece about young scientist Victor Frankenstein, whose quest to create new life has horrific consequences... Read by Shaun Mason. A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens' timeless classic about a bitter old miser who has a Christmas epiphany when he is visited by four spirits. Read by...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens once again gathers his favourite storytellers around him and 'conducts' the story of 'The Wreck of the Golden Mary'. Dickens leads, Percy Fitzgerald, Harriet Parr, Adelaide Anne Procter and others follow... Contains: 'The Wreck' by Charles Dickens 'The Beguilement in the Boats: The Armorer's Story' by Percy Fitzgerald 'Poor Dick's Story' by Harriet Parr 'The Supercargo's Story' by Percy Fitzgerald 'The Old Sailor's Story' by Adelaide Anne Procter 'The Scotch Boy's Story' by Reverend James White 'The Deliverance' by Wilkie...read more

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    A Christmas Dinner is a perfect explanation of Dickens' attitude towards the redemptive power of Christmas and the Christmas spirit. A lovely short story well worth listening to in addition to his more famous...read more

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    David Copperfield is een roman van Charles Dickens uit 1850. Zoals in vroeger eeuwen tamelijk gebruikelijk was, had het boek in werkelijkheid een lange titel: "The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery (which he never meant to be published on any account)." Zoals de meeste van de boeken van Dickens verscheen het eerst als feuilleton; in dit geval in de periode 1848-1850. In dit boek komen nogal wat elementen voor uit Dickens' eigen leven, en daarmee is David Copperfield waarschijnlijk de meest autobiografische roman van Dickens. Zowel voor als na David Copperfield schreef Dickens zeven romans. David Copperfield is...read more