Paul Dombey is a cold, unbending, pompous merchant, and a widower with two children - Paul and Florence. His chief ambition is to perpetuate the firm-name. He dreams of passing his business on to his son. Dombey dotes on his son, and neglects and mistreats his daughter.The "son" in the title of the book is incapable of ever joining the firm. A sickly and odd child, Paul dies at the age of six. Dombey pours his resentment and anger out on his daughter, whom he pushes away despite her efforts to earn her father's love.Eventually Dombey remarries, after literally acquiring his new wife from her father in a commercial transaction. Dombey is as bad a husband as he is a father and his marriage is loveless. His new bride hates Dombey and eventually runs off with Canker, his business manager. Dombey characteristically blames Florence for this reversal, and strikes her, causing Florence to run away as well.Abandoned by everyone, Dombey loses his business and goes half insane, living in his decaying house. Dombey is eventually reconciled to his daughter, who always a doormat forgives her father........
Pook Press celebrates the great Golden Age of Illustration in children's literature. Many of the earliest children's books, particularly those dating back to the 1850s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Pook Press are working to republish these classic works in affordable, high quality, colour editions, using the original text and artwork so these works can delight another generation of children. Arthur Rackham (1867-1939) was one of the premier illustrators of the early 20th Century. He illustrated many books, the first of which was published in 1893. Throughout his career he had developed a very individual style that is was to influence a whole generation of children, artists and other illustrators. His haunting humour and dreamlike romance adds to the enchantment and fantasy of children's literature.
The complete works of Charles Dickens in one collection: American Notes for General Circulation Bardell v. Pickwick Barnaby Rudge The Battle of Life Bleak House A Child's History of England The Chimes A Christmas Carol The Cricket on the Hearth David Copperfield Doctor Marigold Dombey and Son George Silverman's Explanation Going into Society Great Expectations Hard Times The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargin Holiday Romance A House to Let The Lamplighter The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Little Dorrit Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit Master Humphrey's Clock A Message from the Sea Miscellaneous Papers Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings Mudfog and Other Sketches Mugby Junction The Mystery of Edwin Drood The Life And Adventures Of Nicholas Nickleby No Thoroughfare The Old Curiosity Shop Oliver Twist Our Mutual Friend The Perils of Certain English Prisoners The Pickwick Papers Pictures from Italy Reprinted Pieces Sketches of Young Couples Sketches of Young Gentlemen Somebody's Luggage Some Christmas Stories Sunday Under Three Heads A Tale of Two Cities Three Ghost Stories To be Read at Dusk Tom Tiddler's Ground The Uncommercial Traveller The Wreck of the Golden Mary
This Top Five Classics edition of Great Expectations Includes:
• More than 30 b&w and color illustrations by Marcus Stone, F.A. Fraser, John McLenan, F.O.C. Darley, and others • Dickens’s original ending, included as an addendum at the end of the book • A helpful introduction, author bio, and bibliography
Great Expectations is Charles Dickens’s beloved, autobiographical tale of a poor boy haunted by a dark secret and harboring grand hopes for his future as a gentleman. Pip, the story’s narrator, takes us through his early life—from his brush with an escaped convict on the marshes of southeast England to his exposure to genteel society through the warped old Miss Havisham and her icy protégé, the alluring young Estella. Apprenticed to the blacksmith, the tender-hearted Joe, Pip’s fortunes change dramatically thanks to a mysterious benefactor, and he must figure out what is real and what is false as he navigates his new world, while never quite escaping his old. Considered by many to be Dickens’s greatest work, Great Expectations will transport you, move you, and stay with you forever.
Beautifully yet simply formatted, carefully edited, and featuring more than 30 illustrations from the artists who realized the first serialized chapters and many of the early book editions of Great Expectations, this is the definitive digital version of the Dickens classic.
In this exciting novel set during the French Revolution, Charles Dickens expresses sympathy for the downtrodden poor and their outrage at the self-indulgent aristocracy. But Dickens is no friend of the vengeful mob that storms the Bastille and cheers the guillotine. As with all of his stories, his passion is for the unforgettable and unrepeatable individuals he creates. The sorrows of the suffering masses, their demands for justice, and the indiscriminate fury they unleash take flesh in Madame Defarge, while the self-sacrifice that is the truest means of atonement and rebirth manifests in the unlikely hero Sydney Carton. In A Tale of Two Cities, humanity does not show its best side in the mean streets of Paris or even London, but in the intimate circle of loyal friends that gathers around the honorable Doctor Manette and his lovely daughter, Lucie.
Pip, a poor orphan being raised by a cruel sister, does not have much in the way of great expectations—until he is inexplicably elevated to wealth by an anonymous benefactor. Full of unforgettable characters—including a terrifying convict named Magwitch, the eccentric Miss Havisham, and her beautiful but manipulative niece, Estella, Great Expectations is a tale of intrigue, unattainable love, and all of the happiness money can’t buy. “Great Expectations has the most wonderful and most perfectly worked-out plot for a novel in the English language,” according to John Irving, and J. Hillis Miller declares, “Great Expectations is the most unified and concentrated expression of Dickens’s abiding sense of the world, and Pip might be called the archetypal Dickens hero.”
"I am the Ghost of Christmas Present," said the Spirit. "Look upon me!"
The holiday season brings the chance to give, and what better gift is there than one of the most beloved stories in the English language? This year, we at Atria Books are offering a free ebook edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the perfect companion for a cozy night by the fire.
Since its publication in 1843, A Christmas Carol and the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge have become literary classics. Illuminated with practical scholarship and questions for discussion, this edition makes a charming package that includes the facts behind the fiction, as well as the pure joy and magic of this timeless tale about the true meaning of Christmas.
Now UPDATED with even more bonus material, this surely has to be the ULTIMATE Dickens eBook, with over 1,600 illustrations. In this colossal edition you will discover every novel, short story, novella, play, poem, letter, speech and article written by Charles Dickens. This really is the COMPLETE Dickens. (70MB Version 11)
* ALL 15 Novels and ALL illustrated with the original Victorian images * Each text is annotated with concise introductions, giving valuable contextual information * each novel and story collection has its own contents table * Special Bonus text of Henry Morford’s classic continuation of Edwin Drood – finish the novel at last! * all of the Christmas stories and novellas with their original artwork * the complete poetry, plays, letters and speeches * ALL of the collaborative works with other authors – even the very rare ones * beautifully illustrated with hundreds of Dickensian images * rare images of how the monthly serials first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * includes bonus Pickwickiana text – Montcrieff’s drama SAM WELLER, giving a taste of the Victorian craze – available nowhere else as a digital book * includes John Forster's biography of Dickens; explore the great writer's amazing life! * features MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI by Thomas Egerton Wilks, which Dickens edited in his early career - first time in digital print. * includes no less than FIVE more biographies, including Mamie Dickens’ memoir MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM * boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as Virginia Woolf, G.K. Chesterton, Andrew Lang and Henry James, examining Dickens’ contribution to literature * includes an Adaptations section, featuring Hallie Erminie Rives’ TALES FROM DICKENS and rare theatrical adaptations of the novels * UPDATED with larger images - enjoy the original illustrations in detail! * this truly is the Dickensian’s perfect eBook!
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A DINNER AT POPLAR WALK
The Novels ALL THE NOVELS JOHN JASPER’S SECRET BY HENRY MORFORD
The Christmas Novellas A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE CHIMES THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH THE BATTLE OF LIFE THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST’S BARGAIN
The Short Stories LIST OF SHORT STORIES
The Short Story Collections SKETCHES BY BOZ ORIGINAL PUBLISHED ORDER OF THE SKETCHES MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK REPRINTED PIECES
The Collaborative Works ALLTHE COLLABORATIVE WORKS
The Plays THE STRANGE GENTLEMAN THE VILLAGE COQUETTES IS SHE HIS WIFE? OR, SOMETHING SINGULAR! THE LAMPLIGHTER MR. NIGHTINGALE’S DIARY THE FROZEN DEEP NO THOROUGHFARE
The Poetry LIST OF THE POETRY
The Non-Fiction AMERICAN NOTES PICTURES FROM ITALY THE LIFE OF OUR LORD A CHILD’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER THE COMPLETE SPEECHES THE COMPLETE LETTERS MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS and many more
The Adaptations TALES FROM DICKENS BY HALLIE ERMINIE RIVES and more
The Criticism MANY ESSAYS BY FAMOUS WRITERS AND CRITICS
The Biographies THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY JOHN FORSTER DICKENS BY SIR ADOLPHUS WILLIAM WARD LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS BY SIR FRANK T. MARZIALS VICTORIAN WORTHIES: CHARLES DICKENS BY G.H. BLORE DICKENS' LONDON BY M. F. MANSFIELD MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM BY MAMIE DICKENS
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