Major Works of Charles Dickens: Great Expectations/ Hard Times/ Oliver Twist/ A Christmas Carol/ Bleak House/ A T... (Hardcover)

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Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors’ prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and “slave” factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years’ formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until hisSketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.

2012 is the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of our greatest and most important novelists, Charles Dickens. To celebrate we're publishing six of his works in this exclusive and sumptuous boxed set of lavish, clothbound editions, designed by Penguin's own award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.


ISBN 9780141198415
Genre LITERARY COLLECTIONS / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Format Hardcover
Publisher Date 2011-11-23 00:00:00.0
Publisher Penguin Classics
Copyright Year 2011
Height 8.25 in
Wdth 9.5 in
Thickness 5.5 in
Unit weight 9.15 lb
Language English
Subtitle Great Expectations/ Hard Times/ Oliver Twist/ A Christmas Carol/ Bleak House/ A Tale of Two Cities
Volume Number 6
Audience General/trade
Authors Dickens, Charles
Country of Origin United States

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