The works of Charles Dickens

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Dec 31, 1898
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As well as editing the famous Fairy Books, Andrew Lang created a diverse oeuvre of short story collections, novels, poetry and a scholarly corpus of essays and non-fiction books. This Delphi edition offers a comprehensive range of Lang’s prolific works, with thousands of beautiful illustrations, as well as the usual bonus texts. (Current version: 2)

* the complete Fairy Books, all fully-illustrated with their original Victorian artwork – first time in digital print
* special contents table for the Fairy Books
* ALL the novels, with contents tables
* images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts
* many short story collections, with beautiful illustrations
* ARABIAN NIGHTS fully illustrated – first time in digital print
* 13 poetry collections, with contents tables and illustrations
* special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem quickly and easily!
* features 29 non-fiction books, each with contents tables
* includes two biographical essays on Lang – explore the writer’s literary life!
* many images relating to Lang’s life and works
* scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Lang’s immense oeuvre

CONTENTS:

The Fairy Books
THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK
THE RED FAIRY BOOK
THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK
THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK
THE PINK FAIRY BOOK
THE GREY FAIRY BOOK
THE VIOLET FAIRY BOOK
THE CRIMSON FAIRY BOOK
THE BROWN FAIRY BOOK
THE ORANGE FAIRY BOOK
THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK
THE LILAC FAIRY BOOK

The Fairy Tales
LIST OF THE TALES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF THE TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Other Story Collections
MUCH DARKER DAYS
IN THE WRONG PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES
HE
THE GOLD OF FAIRNILEE
PRINCE PRIGIO
THE TRUE STORY BOOK
PRINCE RICARDO OF PANTOUFLIA
ANGLING SKETCHES
THE BOOK OF DREAMS AND GHOSTS
ARABIAN NIGHTS
THE DISENTANGLERS
THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK
TALES OF TROY AND GREECE
THE ANIMAL STORY BOOK
THE BOOK OF ROMANCE
THE RED ROMANCE BOOK
THE RED BOOK OF HEROES by Mrs. Lang
TALES OF ROMANCE
THE STRANGE STORY BOOK by Mrs. Lang

The Novels
THE MARK OF CAIN
THE WORLD’S DESIRE
PARSON KELLY

The Poetry Collections
BALLADS, LYRICS, AND POEMS OF OLD FRANCE
THE ODYSSEY
THEOCRITUS BION AND MOSCHUS
BALLADS IN BLUE CHINA
HELEN OF TROY
THE ILIAD
RHYMES A LA MODE
AUCASSIN AND NICOLETE
A COLLECTION OF BALLADS
GRASS OF PARNASSUS
BAN AND ARRIERE BAN
THE NURSERY RHYME BOOK
NEW COLLECTED RHYMES

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
OXFORD
THE LIBRARY
and many more - too many to list

The Biographies
ANDREW LANG by Edmund Gosse
SPENCER WALPOLE AND ANDREW LANG by Horace G. Hutchinson
A Tale of Two Cities differs essentially from all of Dickens' other novels in style and manner of treatment. Forster, in his 'Life of Dickens,' writes that "there is no instance in his novels excepting this, of a deliberate and planned departure from the method of treatment which had been pre-eminently the source of his popularity as a novelist." To rely less upon character than upon incident, and to resolve that his actors should be expressed by the story more than they should express themselves by dialogue, was for him a hazardous, and can hardly be called an entirely successful, experiment. With singular dramatic vivacity, much constructive art, and with descriptive passages of a high order everywhere, there was probably never a book by a great humorist, and an artist so prolific in conception, with so little humor and so few remarkable figures. Its merit lies elsewhere. The two cities are London and Paris. The time is just before and during the French Revolution. A peculiar chain of events knits and interweaves the lives of a "few simple, private people" with the outbreak of a terrible public event. Dr. Manette has been a prisoner in the Bastille for eighteen years, languishing there, as did so many others, on some vague unfounded charge. His release when the story opens, his restoration to his daughter Lucie, the trial and acquittal of one Charles Darnay, nephew of a French marquis, on a charge of treason, the marriage of Lucie Manette to Darnay,— these incidents form the introduction to the drama of blood which is to follow. Two friends of the Manette family complete the circle of important characters: Mr.
"Grandes Esperanças" é considerado uma das obras-primas de Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Dividido em três partes, discutindo a bondade, a culpa e o desejo de seus personagens, o romance originalmente foi escrito como um folhetim e publicado na revista literária semanal "All the Year Round", de propriedade do próprio Dickens, entre 1860 e 1861, sendo, posteriormente, publicado em três volumes pela editora Chapman & Hall, de Londres. "Grandes Esperanças" é um romance de redenção e perdão de seus protagonistas: narra a história de Pip, órfão criado pela irmã e seu cunhado em um ambiente de pobreza. Aos seis anos, Pip comete um crime: ajudar Magwitch, um fugitivo da prisão, a escapar da polícia nas charnecas inglesas, fato que marcaria profundamente seu futuro. Por intermédio do tio de seu cunhado, Pip consegue um emprego na mansão de Miss Havisham como garoto de companhia; lá, conhece Estella, o advogado Mr. Jaggers e outros parentes da solitária e amargurada senhorita. A vida de Pip é radicalmente alterada logo após Pip deixar os serviços de Miss Havisham, ao ser informado por Mr. Jaggers que um misterioso benfeitor financiará sua educação em Londres, que passa a contar então com grandes esperanças com relação ao seu futuro. Sua mudança para Londres, o esforço em se tornar um cavalheiro e os dilemas morais tornam este romance de Charles Dickens uma leitura profunda e inesquecível. Charles Dickens ainda aborda questões envolvendo a justiça, o racismo, a escravidão e o alcance do Império Britânico. As "Grandes Esperanças" do título revelam a ironia e a maestria de Charles Dickens ao narrar o desenvolvimento da história: ao mesmo tempo em que elas são o norte e o guia para o futuro do jovem Pip, transformam-se no elemento que determinarão seu futuro. "Grandes Esperanças" revela ainda a compreensão suave e amarga que Charles Dickens tinha dos nossos mais profundos dilemas, nascidos das nossas obsessões e de as nossas ilusões.
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