Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist

Author: Dickens

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 8172248962

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In a ramshackle workhouse of a parish in England, a baby boy was born to a woman who died in child birth. The boy was named OLIVER TWIST. He spent a sad childhood in abject misery in various workhouses. At the age of twelve, he runs away to London where h

A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript Edition

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393608654

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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A first-ever trade edition of the original manuscript of the beloved Christmas classic. Every year at the holidays, the historic Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan displays one of the crown jewels of its extraordinary collection: the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, with its detailed emendations, deletions, and insertions in Dickens’s own hand. Here, for the first time in a beautiful trade edition, A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript Edition presents a facsimile of that invaluable manuscript, along with a typeset version of the story, a fascinating introduction by the Morgan’s chief literary curator on the history of the story, and a new foreword by Colm Tóibín celebrating its timeless appeal.

On Liberty, Utilitarianism and Other Essays

Author: John Stuart Mill

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199670803

Category: Philosophy

Page: 547

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Previous edition: published as On liberty and other essays. 1991.

Great Expectations

Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Contexts, Criticism

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393960693

Category: Fiction

Page: 748

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Notes and critical essays accompany the tale of Pip, an orphan boy who is educated as a gentleman, and snobbishly neglects his childhood friends

Hard Times

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393623475


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Wuthering Heights

Author: Richard J. Dunn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039361462X


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Heart of the Hide

Author: Lou Petrucci

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595603092

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Somewhere Nicky realized from the truth that telling lies was much more fun. They never ended. Nicky made them up and changed the rules as he went along. It was so much easier than dealing with the truth. On the outside, twelve-year-old Nicky Palmieri is just a little different from the average kid who loves baseball. Several surgeries on his cleft palate have left noticeable bumps and scars on his lip. He desperately wants to look like the other kids, but the doctors' empty words and promises set bad examples about lying. On the inside, Nicky dreams of reaching the major leagues. His baseball glove, an expensive professional model, is an extension of his left hand. Nicky knows where his glove is at all times. Then one day he secretly places his prized possession in an unusual place. When his family and closest friends ask him about the glove's whereabouts, Nicky follows with a long string of lies. Most are harmless fibs-but one falsehood leads to a catastrophe that changes Nicky's life. Join Nicky and the Kelsey Avenue Crew for a series of wild events that teach him about the power of the truth. -- "Elementary-school teacher and former sports reporter Petrucci weaves a poignant tale of a young boy with a cleft palate, who finds respite from the harsh realities of small-town life by playing baseball. A lengthy yet endearing treat for young sports fans." - Kirkus Review

Great Expectations Thrift Study Edition

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486115925

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Includes the unabridged text of Dicken's classic novel plus a complete study guide that features chapter-by-chapter summaries, explanations and discussions of the plot, question-and-answer sections, author biography, historical background, and more.

Great Expectations

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Saddleback Educational Publ

ISBN: 9781602918122

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

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Timeless Classics--designed for the struggling reader and adapted to retain the integrity of the original classic. These classics will grab a student's attention from the first page. Included are eight pages of end-of-book activities to enhance the reading experience.Pip is headed for an apprenticeship at the blacksmith's forge. Then an anonymous donor appears, and sends Pip to London to live as a gentleman. Pip is sure he knows the identity of his secret benefactor. He couldn't be more surprised when he finds that he's been mistaken all along.

Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Author: Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441194541

Category: History

Page: 272

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This volume seeks to address the questions of poverty, charity, and public welfare, taking the nineteenth-century London Foundling Hospital as its focus. It delineates the social rules that constructed the gendered world of the Victorian age, and uses 'respectability' as a factor for analysis: the women who successfully petitioned the Foundling Hospital for admission of their infants were not East End prostitutes, but rather unmarried women, often domestic servants, determined to maintain social respectability. The administrators of the Foundling Hospital reviewed over two hundred petitions annually; deliberated on about one hundred cases; and accepted not more than 25 per cent of all cases. Using primary material from the Foundling Hospital's extensive archives, this study moves methodically from the broad social and geographical context of London and the Foundling Hospital itself, to the micro-historical case data of individual mothers and infants.

Oliver Twist : Om Illustrated Classics

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9383202823


Page: 240

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Oliver Twist is a story of a young orphan, Oliver, and his attempts to stay good in a depraved society. The book exposes the miseries of poverty and its degrading effects through society. Oliver embodies innocence and incorruptibility. He was born and raised in a workhouse, then forced to live with a group of petty criminals and finally was adopted by a generous old man to live with him happily. He faces many obstacles and lives through many horrors throughout the novel. The cruelty of institutions and bureaucracies towards the unfortunate is perhaps the pre-eminent theme of the book, and essentially what makes it a social novel. Like a true Dickensian narrative, the dichotomy between Good and Evil are very clearly marked out. The story with many twists and turns keeps the reader engaged and imparts hope that benevolence can overcome and depravity.

The Annotated Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol in Prose

Author: Charles Dickens,Michael Patrick Hearn,John Leech

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393051582

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

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Presents the original text of "A Christmas Carol" along with annotations, illustrations, and information about the work.

David Copperfield

Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Criticism

Author: Charles Dickens,Jerome Hamilton Buckley

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393958287

Category: Fiction

Page: 854

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The editor has made necessary typographical corrections and carefully introduced and annotated the text for the student reader.Dickens' number plans for David Copperfield, which reveal his practice both as a serial writer and as a craftsman, are also included."Backgrounds" focuses on Dickens' personal involvement with and response to the novel's publication. Included are passages from his letters relating to David Copperfield, an autobiographical fragment, his preface to the 1869 edition of the novel, and a relevant excerpt from Little Dorrit."Criticism" is comprised of twelve essays by distinguished Dickensians representing a wide range of judgment and analysis. John Forster, Matthew Arnold, E. K. Brown, Gwendolyn B. Needham, Monroe Engel, J. Hillis Miller, Mark Spilka, Harry Stone, Bert G. Hornback, Garrett Stewart, Robert L. Patten, and Alexander Walsh provide a variety of perspectives.A Chronology of Dickens' Life and Works and a Selected Bibliography are also included.

Sketches by Boz

Illustrative of Every-day Life and Every-day People...

Author: Charles Dickens

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Undisciplined Heart

Author: Jane Katjavivi

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 1920397043

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

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When Jane Katjavivi becomes involved in London in support of change in Southern Africa, she meets and marries a Namibian activist in exile. Moving with him to Namibia at the time of Independence in 1990, she faces a new life in a starkly beautiful country. She starts to publish Namibian writing and opens a bookshop. In Windhoek she develops friendships with a group of strong, independent women, who have also come from other countries, and are engaged in different ways to overcome the divisions of the past. Over coffee, drinks and food, they support each other through times of happiness and sadness, through juggling careers and family, and through illness and death. When her husband is made Ambassador to the Benelux countries and the European Union, and later Berlin, Jane has to build a new identity as the wife of an ambassador, and come to terms with her own ill-health without her friends around her to support her. Set against the backdrop of the historical, political and social development of newly independent Namibia, Undisciplined Heart tells the story of Jane's love for her family, friends and her adopted country, in a gentle and honest way that reflects the joys and tragedies of life Jane Katjavivi's frank and intimate memoir of love and politics, of survival and finding way to make a home, shows that history is also what heals when it is filtered through a loving heart and an open mind-Margie Orford

Becoming Dickens

The Invention of a Novelist

Author: Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674062760

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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This provocative biography tells the story of how an ambitious young Londoner became England’s greatest novelist. Focused on the 1830s, it portrays a restless, uncertain Dickens who could not decide on a career path. Through twists and turns, the author traces a double transformation: in reinventing himself Dickens reinvented the form of the novel.