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By Charles Dickens | Comments: ( 335 ) | Date: ( May 31, 2020 )

Long out of print, The Oxford Illustrated Dickens is again available in a handsome 21 volume hardbound set complete with the original illustrations Based on the definitive Charles Dickens Edition, which was revised by the author in 1860, each volume features up to 76 original illustrations by such notable Victorian artists as Phiz and George Cruikshank, and an informatiLong out of print, The Oxford Illustrated Dickens is again available in a handsome 21 volume hardbound set complete with the original illustrations Based on the definitive Charles Dickens Edition, which was revised by the author in 1860, each volume features up to 76 original illustrations by such notable Victorian artists as Phiz and George Cruikshank, and an informative introduction by a prominent writer or critic Dickens captured the popular imagination as no other novelist His high spirited humor, genius for characterization, mysterious plots, and biting irony give his works an appeal for all ages in all times Simply name the stories A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Hard Times, Oliver Twist and a marvelous world comes to mind, peopled by some of the most memorable characters in literature.


  • Title: Oxford Illustrated Dickens (21 Volume Set)
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • ISBN: 9780192545220
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover

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Charles Dickens

Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from



Comments Oxford Illustrated Dickens (21 Volume Set)

  • Erik

    I have 13 of these wonderful Oxford Illustrated Dickens. In pristine shape. Wonderful novels!


  • Paul

    Charles Dickens is one of the greatest authors in literature. Oxford Press has collected all of his works into one fantastic (& readable) set. While I have not read every book or short story I find I return to certain of his books that are among my favorites ~~ & some of the most popular books in the literary world: "Pickwick Papers", "Tale of Two Cities", "Great Expectations". "David Copperfield", "Christmas Stories", "The Old Curiosity Shop" among them. In addition, my wife & I rea [...]


  • Elizabeth Sims

    The best editions of Dickens, bar none.


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