By: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
|Tom Tiddler's Ground|
|Perils of Certain English Prisoners|
|Mrs. Lirriper's Legacy|
|Going into Society|
|Mrs. Lirriper's Lodgings|
|George Silverman's Explanation|
Great Expectations (version 2)
Great Expectations is written in the first person and is virtually a fictional autobiography of “Pip” from his childhood, through often painful experiences, to adulthood. It charts his progress as he moves from the Kent marshes - his social status radically changed having gained an unknown benefactor - to busy commercial London. The book is richly populated with a variety of extraordinary characters many of whom, unbeknownst to them, have lives that are inextricably linked to the others. It is all there, love, hate, passion, humour, rejection, duplicity, betrayal, a whole gamut of emotions and human strengths and weaknesses ...
Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain (version 2)
The last of Dickens' Christmas novellas (1848), The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain centres around Professor Redlaw, a teacher of chemistry, whose personal life has been marred by sorrow and, he feels, by wrongs done to him in his past. He is haunted by his ghostly twin, who offers him the opportunity to forget completely all 'sorrow, wrong and trouble', claiming that this will make him happier. Redlaw wavers, but finally accepts this offer, discovering too late that there are conditions attached to it which cause him to infect with this unwanted 'gift' nearly everyone with whom he comes in contact...
Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Version 3)
Nicholas Nickleby was Dickens's third novel following on from Pickwick Papers and Oliver twist. It has a cast of wonderful characters that include Wackford Squeers, the reprehensible and villainous headmaster whose reign of terror at his school in Yorkshire resulted in the abuse and deaths of many of his unwanted and orphaned children, Mr Vincent Crummles and his hilariously inept touring company, the munificent Cheeryble brothers, Ralph Nickleby, Nicholas's uncle, a mean spirited man who is driven...
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 - Condensed by the Author for his Dramatic Readings
This very special abridged version was written and performed by Dickens himself during his American Tour of 1862. Without the more terrifying and dark elements of the full length novel, its hour and a half length, and its lighter, comedic style makes this a family listening experience suited for all ages. ( Michael Armenta)
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)
|Little Journey in the World|
|The Golden House|
By: Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan (1876-1919)
|Old Man Curry Race Track Stories|
By: Charles E. Carryl (1841-1920)
Davy and the Goblin
Eight-year-old Davy reads Lewis Carroll's novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and begins to get very sleepy. Suddenly a goblin appears in the fire and takes Davy on a "believing voyage" much like Alice's own adventures in Wonderland, where he meets many characters from fantasy and literature.
|The Admiral's Caravan|
By: Charles Edward Pearce (-1924)
|Madame Flirt A Romance of 'The Beggar's Opera'|
By: Charles Edward Rich
|A Voyage with Captain Dynamite|
By: Charles Felton Pidgin (1844-1923)
|Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks A Picture of New England Home Life|
|Further Adventures of Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason Corner Folks|
By: Charles Franklin Carter
|Old Mission Stories of California|
By: Charles G. D. Roberts (1860-1943)
Hoof and Claw
These 14 short stories about animals are superb examples of Roberts smooth storytelling style. Knows as the Father of Canadian Poetry, he loved to also write in prose about the wilderness and the personalities of the animals to be found there as well as the exciting things they are capable of. Bears, White Wolves, Lynxs, hawks and yes, cattle are just a few of the animals written about.
By: Charles Garvice (-1920)
|The Woman's Way|
|Nell, of Shorne Mills or, One Heart's Burden|
By: Charles George Douglas Roberts (1860-1943)
|Children of the Wild|