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A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback, Reissue): Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities (Paperback, Reissue)
Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz); Introduction by Peter Merchant; Notes by Peter Merchant; Series edited by Keith Carabine
R78 R68 Discovery Miles 680 Save R10 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Tale of Two Cities (1859), Dickens' greatest historical novel, traces the private lives of a group of people caught up in the cataclysm of the French Revolution and the Terror. Dickens based his historical detail on Carlyle's great work - The French Revolution. 'The best story I have written' was Dickens' own verdict on A Tale of Two Cities, and the reader is unlikely to disagree with this judgement of a story which combines historical fact with the author's unsurpassed genius for poignant tales of human suffering, self-sacrifice, and redemption.

The Old Curiosity Shop (Paperback, New edition): Charles Dickens The Old Curiosity Shop (Paperback, New edition)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Peter Preston; Notes by Peter Preston; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), George Cruickshank; Series edited by …
R88 R79 Discovery Miles 790 Save R9 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an Introduction and Notes by Peter Preston, University of Nottingham. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) and George Cruickshank. The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41), with its combination of the sentimental, the grotesque and the socially concerned, and its story of pursuit and courage, which sets the downtrodden and the plucky against the malevolent and the villainous, was an immediate popular success. Little Nell quickly became one of Dickens' most celebrated characters, who so captured the imagination of his readers that while the novel was being serialised, many of them wrote to him about her fate. Dickens was conscious of the 'many friends' the novel had won for him, and 'the many hearts it turned to me when they were full of private sorrow', and it remains one of the most familiar and well-loved of his works.

Bleak House (Paperback, New edition): Charles Dickens Bleak House (Paperback, New edition)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Doreen Roberts; Notes by Doreen Roberts; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz); Series edited by Keith Carabine
R96 R88 Discovery Miles 880 Save R8 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an Introduction and Notes by Doreen Roberts, University of Kent at Canterbury. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). 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 embraces black comedy, cosmic farce, and tragic ruin. In a unique creative experiment, Dickens divides the narrative between his heroine, Esther Summerson, who is psychologically interesting in her own right, and an unnamed narrator whose perspective both complements and challenges hers.

The Pickwick Papers (Paperback): Charles Dickens The Pickwick Papers (Paperback)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by David Ellis; Notes by David Ellis; Illustrated by R. T. Seymour, R. W. Buss, …
R92 R83 Discovery Miles 830 Save R9 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an Introduction and Notes by David Ellis, University of Kent at Canterbury. With Illustrations by R.Seymour, R.W. Buss and Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). The Pickwick Papers is Dickens' first novel and widely regarded as one of the major classics of comic writing in English. Originally serialised in monthly instalments, it quickly became a huge popular success with sales reaching 40,000 by the final part. In the century and a half since its first appearance, the characters of Mr Pickwick, Sam Weller and the whole of the Pickwickian crew have entered the consciousness of all who love English literature in general, and the works of Dickens in particular.

David Copperfield (Paperback): Charles Dickens David Copperfield (Paperback)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Adrienne Gavin; Notes by Adrienne Gavin; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz); Series edited by Keith Carabine
R95 R87 Discovery Miles 870 Save R8 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Introduction and Notes by Dr Adrienne Gavin, Canterbury Christ Church University College. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). Dickens wrote of David Copperfield: 'Of all my books I like this the best'. Millions of readers in almost every language on earth have subsequently come to share the author's own enthusiasm for this greatly loved classic, possibly because of its autobiographical form. Following the life of David through many sufferings and great adversity, the reader will also find many light-hearted moments in the company of a host of English fiction's greatest stars including Mr Micawber, Traddles, Uriah Heep, Creakle, Betsy Trotwood, and the Peggoty family. Few readers, arriving at the end of David Copperfield, will not wish to echo Thackeray's famous praise, having read the first monthly part - 'Bravo Dickens'.

Little Dorrit (Paperback, New edition): Charles Dickens Little Dorrit (Paperback, New edition)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Peter Preston; Notes by Peter Preston; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz); Series edited by Keith Carabine
R98 R91 Discovery Miles 910 Save R7 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an Introduction and Notes by Peter Preston, University of Nottingham. With Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). Little Dorrit is a classic tale of imprisonment, both literal and metaphorical, while Dickens' working title for the novel, Nobody's Fault, highlights its concern with personal responsibility in private and public life. Dickens' childhood experiences inform the vivid scenes in Marshalsea debtor's prison, while his adult perceptions of governmental failures shape his satirical picture of the Circumlocution Office. The novel's range of characters - the honest, the crooked, the selfish and the self-denying - offers a portrait of society about whose values Dickens had profound doubts. Little Dorrit is indisputably one of Dickens' finest works, written at the height of his powers. George Bernard Shaw called it 'a masterpiece among masterpices', a vedict shared by the novel's many admirers.

Barnaby Rudge (Paperback, New edition): Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge (Paperback, New edition)
Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K Browne, George Cattermole
R90 R82 Discovery Miles 820 Save R8 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) and George Cattermole, with a new Introduction by Cedric Watts, Research Professor of English, University of Sussex. This vivid historical and political novel by Dickens is centred on the infamous 'No Popery' riots, instigated by Lord George Gordon, which terrorised London in 1780. Dickens' targets are prejudice, intolerance, religious bigotry and nationalistic fervour, together with the villains who exploit these for selfish ends. His intense account of the riots is interwoven with the mysterious tale of a long-unsolved murder and with a romance involving forbidden love, treachery and heroism. Barnaby Rudge abounds in memorably strange, comic and grotesque characters. Furthermore, recent historical events have renewed its political topicality.

Dombey and Son (Paperback, New edition): Charles Dickens Dombey and Son (Paperback, New edition)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Karl Ashley Smith; Notes by Karl Ashley Smith; Illustrated by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz); Series edited by Keith Carabine
R98 R91 Discovery Miles 910 Save R7 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an Introduction and Notes by Karl Ashley Smith, University of St Andrews. Illustrations by Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). Mr Dombey is a man obsessed with his firm. His son is groomed from birth to take his place within it, despite his visionary eccentricity and declining health. But Dombey also has a daughter, whose unfailing love for her father goes unreturned. 'Girls' said Mr Dombey, 'have nothing to do with Dombey and Son'. When Walter Gay, a young clerk in her father's office, rescues her from a bewildering experience in the streets of London, his unforgettable friends believe he is well on his way to receiving her hand in marriage and inheriting the company. It is to be a very different type of story. Dombey and Son moved grown men to tears (Thackeray despaired of 'writing against such power as this'), but its rich, comic characters and their joyful explosions of language draw laughter with equally unerring magic.

Barnaby Rudge (Hardcover, New Ed): Charles Dickens Barnaby Rudge (Hardcover, New Ed)
Charles Dickens; Designed by George Cattermole And Hablot K. Browne ('phiz'); Introduction by Peter Ackroyd
R378 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R43 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The first of Dickens's historical novels, Barnaby Rudge, written in 1841, is set at the time of the anti-Catholic riots of 1780, with the real Lord George Gordon, leader of the riots, appearing in the book. The characters are caught up in the resulting mob lawlessness which climaxes in the destruction of Newgate prison, an actual event brought to life in the novel. The plot turns on the relationship between Catholic Emma and Protestant Edward, further complicated by the earlier murder of Reuben Haredale, supposedly by Barnaby though actually by his evil father; but the real focus of the book, as so often in Dickens, is London itself. This is a nightmarishly vivid picture ofa capital city's subterranean life. In A Tale of Two CitiesDickens was to recapture his vision of the mob in all its moods, but he never surpassed the sense of pulsating energy and dangerevoked in thecrowd scenes of Barnaby Rudge. Nor did he often rival the touching relationship between Barnaby and his pet raven, Grip, who embodies the mystical powerof innocence. Although Barnaby Rudge is one of Dickens's lesser known novels, the bond between boy and bird makes it one of his most touching.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Paperback, New edition): Charles Dickens The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Paperback, New edition)
Charles Dickens; Introduction by Peter Preston; Notes by Peter Preston; Illustrated by S.L. Fildes, Hablot K. Browne (Phiz); Series edited by …
R84 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R9 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With an Introduction and Notes by Peter Preston, University of Nottingham. Illustrations by S.L. Fildes and Hablot K. Browne (Phiz). Dickens's final novel, left unfinished at his death, is a tale of mystery whose fast-paced action takes place in an ancient cathedral city and in some of the darkest places in nineteenth-century London. Drugs, sexual obsession, colonial adventuring and puzzles about identity are among the novel's themes. At the centre of the plot lie the baffling disappearance of Edwin Drood and the many explanations of his whereabouts. A sombre and menacing atmosphere, a fascinating range of characters and Dickens's usual superb command of language combine to make this an exciting and tantalising story. Also included in this volume are a number of unjustly neglected stories and sketches, with subjects as different as murder and guilt and childhood romance. This unusual selection illustrates Dickens's immense creativity and versatility.

Nicholas Nickleby (Paperback, New Ed): Charles Dickens Nicholas Nickleby (Paperback, New Ed)
Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K Browne; Read by Michael Siberry; Introduction by Mark Ford; Edited by Mark Ford; Notes by …
R262 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R37 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

‘I shall never regret doing as I have – never, if I starve or beg in consequence’

When Nicholas Nickleby is left penniless after his father’s death, he appeals to his wealthy uncle to help him find work and to protect his mother and sister. But Ralph Nickleby proves both hard-hearted and unscrupulous, and Nicholas finds himself forced to make his own way in the world. Nicholas’s adventures gave Dickens the opportunity to portray a extraordinary gallery of rogues and eccentrics: Wackford Squeers, tyrannical headmaster of Dotheboys Hall, a school for unwanted boys; the slow-witted orphan Smike, rescued by Nicholas; and the gloriously theatrical Mr and Mrs Crummle, and their daughter, the ‘infant phenomenon’. Like many of Dickens’s novels, Nicholas Nickleby is characterized by his outrage at cruelty and social injustice, but it is also a flamboyantly exuberant work, revealing Dickens’s comic genius at its most unerring.

Mark Ford’s introduction compares Nicholas Nickleby to eighteenth-century picaresque novels, and examines Dickens’s criticism of the ‘Yorkshire Schools’, his social satire and use of language. This edition also includes the original illustrations by ‘Phiz’, a chronology and a list for further reading.

Dombey and Son (Paperback): Hablot K. Browne (Phiz) Dombey and Son (Paperback)
Hablot K. Browne (Phiz); Charles Dickens
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Selected Short Fiction (Paperback): Charles Dickens Selected Short Fiction (Paperback)
Charles Dickens; Edited by Deborah Thomas; Illustrated by George Cattermole, George Cruikshank, Hablot K Browne
R268 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R43 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In his shorter fiction, Dickens felt free to investigate themes and experiment with narrative techniques in ways denied him by the constraints of novel-writing. In this selection, a literary master is brilliantly indulging the very essence of his art. His exuberant sense of comedy is allowed free rein and his exploration of the secret workings of the human psyche often surpasses anything in his longer work. Divided into three sections - Tales of the Supernatural, Impressionistic Sketches and Dramatic Monologues - this volume reveals Dickens's recurring concerns and places them clearly in the context of related elements in his novels.

Ovingdean Grange (Paperback): William Harrison Ainsworth, Hablot K Browne Ovingdean Grange (Paperback)
William Harrison Ainsworth, Hablot K Browne
R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Ovingdean Grange (Hardcover): William Harrison Ainsworth, Hablot K Browne Ovingdean Grange (Hardcover)
William Harrison Ainsworth, Hablot K Browne
R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Old Curiosity Shop (Paperback, New Ed): Charles Dickens The Old Curiosity Shop (Paperback, New Ed)
Charles Dickens; Edited by Norman Page; Illustrated by Daniel Maclise, George Cattermole, Hablot K Browne, …
R201 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R29 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

‘Alone in the midst of all this lumber and decay, and ugly age, the beautiful child in her gentle slumber’

Little Nell Trent lives in the quiet gloom of the old curiosity shop with her ailing grandfather, for whom she cares with selfless devotion. But when they are unable to pay their debts to the loathsome Quilp, the shop is seized and they are forced to flee, thrown into a shadowy world in which there seems to be no safe haven. Dickens’s portrayal of the innocent, tragic Nell made The Old Curiosity Shop an instant bestseller that captured the hearts of the nation, even while it was criticized for its sentimentality. Yet alongside the story’s pathos are some of Dickens’s greatest comic and grotesque creations: the ne’er-do’well Dick Swiveller, the mannish lawyer Sally Brass, the half-starved ‘Marchioness’ and the lustful, demonic Quilp himself.

This edition, based on the original text of 1841, contains an introduction discussing the various contrasting themes of the novel and its roots in Dickens’s own personal tragedy, with prefaces to the 1841 and 1848 editions, a chronology, notes and the original illustrations produced for the serial version.

Ovingdean Grange - a tale of the South Downs (1860). By: William Harrison Ainsworth, illustrated By: Hablot K. Browne: Novel... Ovingdean Grange - a tale of the South Downs (1860). By: William Harrison Ainsworth, illustrated By: Hablot K. Browne: Novel (Original Classics) Illustrated (Paperback)
Hablot K Browne, William Harrison Ainsworth
R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Newgate Novel, 1830-1847 - Bulwer, Ainsworth, Dickens And Thackeray (Hardcover): Keith Hollingsworth The Newgate Novel, 1830-1847 - Bulwer, Ainsworth, Dickens And Thackeray (Hardcover)
Keith Hollingsworth; Illustrated by George Cruikshank, Hablot K Browne
R1,022 Discovery Miles 10 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Additional Illustrator Is W. M. Thackeray.

The Newgate Novel, 1830-1847 - Bulwer, Ainsworth, Dickens And Thackeray (Paperback): Keith Hollingsworth The Newgate Novel, 1830-1847 - Bulwer, Ainsworth, Dickens And Thackeray (Paperback)
Keith Hollingsworth; Illustrated by George Cruikshank, Hablot K Browne
R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Additional Illustrator Is W. M. Thackeray.

Christmas at Dingley Dell - From the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (Large Print Edition) (Large print, Hardcover,... Christmas at Dingley Dell - From the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (Large Print Edition) (Large print, Hardcover, large type edition)
Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K Browne; Introduction by William C. Edgar
R765 Discovery Miles 7 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

(LARGE PRINT EDITION) This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages.

Ovingdean Grange - A Tale Of The South Downs (1879) (Hardcover): William Harrison Ainsworth Ovingdean Grange - A Tale Of The South Downs (1879) (Hardcover)
William Harrison Ainsworth; Illustrated by Hablot K Browne
R817 Discovery Miles 8 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

The Talking Bird - Or The Little Girl Who Knew What Was Going To Happen (1856) (Hardcover): Mary Kirby, Elizabeth Kirby The Talking Bird - Or The Little Girl Who Knew What Was Going To Happen (1856) (Hardcover)
Mary Kirby, Elizabeth Kirby; Illustrated by Hablot K Browne
R620 Discovery Miles 6 200 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Ovingdean Grange - A Tale Of The South Downs (1879) (Paperback): William Harrison Ainsworth Ovingdean Grange - A Tale Of The South Downs (1879) (Paperback)
William Harrison Ainsworth; Illustrated by Hablot K Browne
R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

The Discontented Children And How They Were Cured (1855) (Hardcover): Mary Kirby, Elizabeth Kirby The Discontented Children And How They Were Cured (1855) (Hardcover)
Mary Kirby, Elizabeth Kirby; Illustrated by Hablot K Browne
R584 Discovery Miles 5 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This scarce antiquarian book is a selection from Kessinger Publishing's Legacy Reprint Series. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment to protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature. Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

Christmas at Dingley Dell - From the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (Hardcover): Charles Dickens Christmas at Dingley Dell - From the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club (Hardcover)
Charles Dickens; Illustrated by Hablot K Browne; Introduction by William C. Edgar
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kessinger Publishing is the place to find hundreds of thousands of rare and hard-to-find books with something of interest for everyone!

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