After a series of unhappy episodes, the orphaned Oliver Twist runs away to London. Here, he is thrust into the darkly comic world of Fagin, his apprentice the Artful Dodger and their gang of child thieves. Can Oliver escape from their clutches and discover his true history?
Tells the life story of David Copperfield, from his birth in Suffolk, through the various struggles of his childhood, to his successful career as a novelist. The early scenes are particularly masterful, depicting the world as seen from the perspective of a fatherless, small boy, whose idyllic life is ruined when his mother remarries.
With a specially commissioned afterword, the "Collector's Library" series includes a brief biography of the author, and a further reading list. This edition contains an afterword by David Stuart Davies.
A summons to meet the bitter, decaying Miss Havisham and her beautiful, cold-hearted ward Estella, and the sudden generosity of a mysterious benefactor, change the orphaned Pip's life forever. As he begins his new life as a gentleman, he discovers the true nature of his "great expectations".
Each volume in the Collector's Library series has a specially commissioned Afterword, brief biography of the author and a further reading list. The Afterword is by leading UK playwright, novelist and eminent Sherlockian, David Stuart Davies.
The fortunes of two men - Charles Darnay, an exiled French aristocrat and Sydney Carton, a disreputable but brilliant English laywer - become entwined through their love for Lucie Manette. Drawn together to the streets of Paris, their fate is played out under the vengeful shadow of La Guillotine.
Four bumbling members of a nineteenth-century London social club, known as the legendary Pickwick Club, journey to places outside the city and become involved in romantic foibles, danger, and a few legal scrapes.
Charles Dickens' fascination with ghosts and the macabre is traced to his childhood, to the grim and ghoulish stories told him by his nursemaid, Mary Weller. Part of "Collector's Library" series, this title presents stories by Dickens' that are chilling histories of coincidence, insanity and revenge.
Like many of Dickens's novels, 'Nicholas Nickleby' is characterised by his criticism of cruelty and social injustice, but above all it is one of the greatest comic masterpieces of 19th-century literature.
Three of Charles Dickens' best-loved and most famous novels collected in a de-luxe presentation boxed set with padded cloth top and shrink-wrapped.
Includes four of Dicken's stories in one volume: "David Copperfield", "Great Expectations", "Oliver Twist" and "A Christmas Carol".
Tells the heartwarming story of the mean employer Scrooge who is visited by four ghosts who tell him that if he doesn't change his ways he will die a miserable man.
Includes the novels "David Copperfield", "Great Expectations", "Oliver Twist", and "A Christmas Carol". This volume is quarter bound in bonded leather, with head and tail bands, a ribbon marker, gilt top edge, and illustrated front and back boards.
Our Christmas traditions owe much to the festivities described in "A Christmas Carol". In this boxed set, Dickens' magical novella is joined by two further Christmas stories that he wrote for Household Words - "The Chimes" and "The Cricket on the Hearth".
The world's greatest ghost stories emanate from the British Isles. This box set also includes Charles Dicken's famous tales of the supernatural, as well as stories from other great literary figures such as Oscar Wilde, W B Yeats, E F Benson, John Buchan and Sir Walter Scott.