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  • Charles Dickens

    Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. Tomando como punto de referencia la revolución francesa, Dickens muestra los problemas sociales y políticos de Inglaterra, temiendo que la historia se repitiera en su país natal cuando el escribía esta novela.En el contraste de estas dos ciudades presentadas, Inglaterra se presenta como la confianza, la tranquilidad, el futuro asegurado, mientras Francia se convierte más y más peligrosa a medida que avanza la novela. Los actos de violencia realizados por el pueblo francés, están dentro de las escenas más memorables del libro. Dickens rechaza la violencia revolucionaria en sus dos formas, tanto es su forma popular, por las masas, como en...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    'Bleak House' is one of Dickens' finest achievements, establishing his reputation as a serious and mature novelist, as well as a brilliant comic writer. Read by Paul Schofield.'Bleak House' is one of Dickens' finest achievements, establishing his reputation as a serious and mature novelist, as well as a brilliant comic writer. It is at once a complex mystery story that fully engages the reader in the work of detection, and an unforgettable indictment of an indifferent society. Its representations of a great city's underworld, and of the law's corruption and delay, draw upon the author's personal knowledge and experience. But it is his symbolic art that projects these things in a vision that...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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    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

  • Charles Dickens

    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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    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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    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

  • Charles Dickens

    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

  • Charles Dickens

    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 ...read more

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    Novel by Charles Dickens, published both serially and in book form in 1859. The story is set in the late 18th century against the background of the French Revolution. Although Dickens borrowed from Thomas Carlyle's history, The French Revolution, for his sprawling tale of London and revolutionary Paris, the novel offers more drama than accuracy. The scenes of large-scale mob violence are especially vivid, if superficial in historical understanding. The complex plot involves Sydney Carton's sacrifice of his own life on behalf of his friends Charles Darnay and Lucie Manette. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic...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

  • Charles Dickens

    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

  • Charles Dickens

    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

  • Charles Dickens

    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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    David Copperfield is a novel by Charles Dickens and was published in 1850. The story is told in the first person by David Copperfield. Now he is a grown man and tells us the story of his youth and his journey of self-discovery. He had an unhappy childhood, and his father died before he was born. We read his story until his middle-age when he becomes a successful novelist. His journey is full of adventures and numerous friends and enemies. Charles Dickens' prose is Full of tragedy and comedy in equal measure. David Copperfield is considered to be an autobiography. Dickens related early personal experiences that had meant much to him – like his work in a factory as a child, his schooling...read more

  • Charles Dickens

    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

  • Charles Dickens

    Schauer- und Spukgeschichten weltberühmter Autoren, die es dem Hörer wohlig-kühl dem Rücken herunterlaufen lassen... Mit dabei: 'Eine Nacht im Jägerhause' (Friedrich Hebbel), 'Eine Nacht in Goslar' (H. Heine), 'Der Sargmacher' (A. Puschkin), 'Wirtshausgeschichten' (C. Dickens) und viele mehr. Ebenso mit dabei: Ein pdf-Dokument mit...read more