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By: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
|Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings|
|Sketches of Young Couples|
|Speeches: Literary and Social|
|Sunday under Three Heads|
|All the Year Round: Contributions|
|George Silverman's Explanation|
|Sketches of Young Gentlemen|
Oliver Twist (version 5 Dramatic Reading)
When orphaned Oliver Twist asks for more food, the workhouse board are horrified and immediately pack him off to work for an undertaker, who treats him badly. Oliver runs away and finds himself in the streets of London, where he meets the Artful Dodger and is lured into a gang of young pickpockets, led by the evil Fagin. Even amidst his horrible surroundings, Oliver escapes and finds his way into a loving home. But Fagin's gang are determined to steal him back to their life of crime, coming closer and closer...
Christmas Stories From 'Household Words' And 'All The Year Round'
Twenty stories originally published in the Christmas editions of the magazines “Household Words” and “All The Year Round”. Some of the stories have little holiday sentiment and exhibit much of the indignation Dickens felt at the social and economic injustices of his day. Some of the stories were written in collaboration with other authors. The editor of this volume chose to omit those other chapters and include only Dickens' work. The result is that some of the stories are a bit choppy, not to say confusing.
From 1843 to 1848, Charles Dickens wrote a series of five novellas to be published at Christmas. Most people are familiar with the first, "A Christmas Carol." The others are "The Chimes," "The Cricket on the Hearth," "The Battle of Life," and "The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain."
Christmas Carol (Version 11)
The classic Christmas story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. The result of their visit shows that redemption is achievable for even the worst of us. - Summary by wikipedia and jvanstan
David Copperfield - Condensed by the Author for his Dramatic Readings in America
"This short collection of 6 selected scenes from "David Copperfield" were abridged and performed by Dickens himself during his American Tour of 1867 and 1868."
By: Charles Dudley Warner (1829-1900)
Being a Boy
Warner's thoughtful and often humorous memoir of his life as a young farm-boy in Charlemont, Massachusetts. (Introduction by Mark Penfold)
|As We Were Saying|
|Writings of Charles Dudley Warner|
Summer in a Garden and Calvin, A Study of Character
This is Warner's contemplative and humorous account of the wondrous and mysterious workings of a garden he tended for 19 weeks. After this is a essay of remembrance for Warner's beloved cat, Calvin.
|Fashions in Literature|
|As We Go|
|Education of the Negro|
|Little Journey in the World|
|Causes of Discontent|
|The Golden House|