Charles Dickens

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Widely considered the greatest author of the Victorian era, Charles Dickens enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, winning universal praise as a literary genius. Dickens’ novels and beloved tales not only entertained the world, but helped to improve the lives of the lower classes and fight social injustices. For the first time in publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents Dickens’ complete works, with numerous illustrations, many rare texts, informative introductions and a treasure trove of Delphi bonus material. (Version 13)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Dickens’ life and works
* Original introductions to the novels and other works
* ALL 15 novels, with individual contents tables
* The novels are illustrated with their original Phiz and Cruikshank illustrations – enjoy the true spirit of Dickens’ works
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original Victorian texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Special ‘Droodiana’ section, with four different continuations of the unfinished THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD – first time in digital print
* The Christmas Books are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* Includes Dickens’ plays, speeches, letters and rare non-fiction – spend hours exploring the author’s diverse works
* Rare works often missed out of other collections and appearing here for the first time in digital print
* Adaptations section, with Dickensiana works inspired by the great man’s novels
* Special criticism section, with 23 books and essays evaluating Dickens’ contribution to literature, including seminal works by Gissing, Chesterton and Lang
* Features 8 biographies, including Forster’s landmark work – discover Dickens’ literary and personal life
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres
* UPDATED with revised texts, improved images and many new features

CONTENTS:

The Novels
THE PICKWICK PAPERS
OLIVER TWIST
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
BARNABY RUDGE
MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT
DOMBEY AND SON
DAVID COPPERFIELD
BLEAK HOUSE
HARD TIMES
LITTLE DORRIT
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

Droodiana
THE CLOVEN FOOT by Robert Henry Newell
JOHN JASPER’S SECRET by Henry Morford
PART SECOND OF THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD by Thomas James
A GREAT MYSTERY SOLVED by Gillan Vase

The Christmas Novellas
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE CHIMES
THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
THE BATTLE OF LIFE
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST’S BARGAIN

The Short Story Collections
SKETCHES BY BOZ
MASTER HUMPHREY’S CLOCK
CHRISTMAS NUMBERS OF ‘HOUSEHOLD WORDS’
CHRISTMAS NUMBERS OF ‘ALL THE YEAR ROUND’
MISCELLANEOUS SHORT STORIES
REPRINTED PIECES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES AND SKETCHES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES AND SKETCHES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
THE STRANGE GENTLEMAN
THE VILLAGE COQUETTES
IS SHE HIS WIFE?
THE LAMPLIGHTER
MR. NIGHTINGALE’S DIARY
THE FROZEN DEEP
NO THOROUGHFARE

The Poetry
THE COLLECTED POETRY OF CHARLES DICKENS

The Non-Fiction
MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI BY THOMAS EGERTON WILKS
AMERICAN NOTES
PICTURES FROM ITALY
THE LIFE OF OUR LORD
A CHILD’S HISTORY OF ENGLAND
THE UNCOMMERCIAL TRAVELLER
THE SPEECHES
THE LETTERS
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS

The Adaptations
TALES FROM DICKENS by Hallie Erminie Rives
DICKENS’ CHILDREN by Jessie Willcox Smith
DICKENS’ STORIES ABOUT CHILDREN EVERY CHILD CAN READ by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
SAM WELLER by W. T. Moncrieff
OLIVER TWIST by Charles Zachary Barnett
NICHOLAS NICKLEBY by Edward Stirling
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP by Edward Stirling

The Criticism
23 BOOKS AND ESSAYS

The Biographies
THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster
FORSTER’S LIFE OF DICKENS (ABRIDGED) by George Gissing
DICKENS by Sir Adolphus William Ward
LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by Sir Frank T. Marzials
VICTORIAN WORTHIES: CHARLES DICKENS by G. H. Blore
DICKENS’ LONDON by M. F. Mansfield
MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie Dickens
BRIEF BIOGRAPHY by Leslie Stephen

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