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by Charles Dickens

eBook A childs History of England epub
  • ISBN: 1594561095
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Classics
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BookSurge Classics (May 1, 2009)
  • Pages: 616 pages
  • ePUB size: 1565 kb
  • FB2 size 1152 kb
  • Formats txt lit mbr lrf


A Child's History of England is a book by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in Household Words, running from 25 January 1851 to 10 December 1853

A Child's History of England is a book by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in Household Words, running from 25 January 1851 to 10 December 1853. Dickens also published the work in book form in three volumes: the first volume on 20 December 1851, the second on 25 December 1852 and the third on 24 December 1853. Although the volumes were published in December, each was postdated the following year.

A Child's History of England. A Child's History of England. Chapter I - ancient england and the romans. Free Public Domain E-Books from the. Classic Literature Library. A Child's History of England Page 01. IF you look at a Map of the World, you will see, in the left-hand upper corner of the Eastern Hemisphere, two Islands lying in the sea. They are England and Scotland, and Ireland. England and Scotland form the greater part of these Islands.

Written for children. I enjoyed Dickens style. I liked the action and characterization. What a treat to discover Charles Dickens' A Child's History of England.

Page 1. Dickens, Charles - A Child's History of England. The Goal of Project Gutenberg is to Give Away One Trillion Etext. A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens. Files by the December 31, 2001. Page 4. IF you look at a Map of the World, you will see, in the left-hand. upper corner of the Eastern Hemisphere, two Islands lying in the. sea. England and. Scotland form the greater part of these Islands.

The first instalment of the book appeared on January 25, 1851 and the last instalment was pblished on December 25, 1852

The first instalment of the book appeared on January 25, 1851 and the last instalment was pblished on December 25, 1852.

A Child’s History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in three volume book form in 1852, 1853, and 1854

A Child’s History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in three volume book form in 1852, 1853, and 1854. Dickens dedicated the book to My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject. The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the ascension of Queen Victoria. Stream audiobook and download chapters.

Dickens tells the history of England in stories, from ancient times to Queen Victoria. Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812

Dickens tells the history of England in stories, from ancient times to Queen Victoria. Entertaining not only for children! Originally published in 1905. Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five.

Charles Dickens tackles the history of the Kings and Queens of England. When I grew up our household had a set of books by Charles Dickens. I progressed from filling the endpapers with infantile scribbles to actually reading some. Written for children, it was an enjoyable read for this adult. I learned some interesting takes on royalty in England. I read and reread this book many times. What drew me in was the sweep of history from King Arthur to just before Victorian times told in incredibly colorful prose.

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Comments: (7)
Best West
Charles Dickens tackles the history of the Kings and Queens of England. Written for children, it was an enjoyable read for this adult. I learned some interesting takes on royalty in England. This writer of famous novels made a detailed subject enjoyable and not dry at all. Dickens had a refreshing objectivity regarding some kings and queens - they weren't liked or disliked because of their station in life, but based upon what they did and how they used that station. I loved the quote on lawyers about King Charles II. He couldn't be wrong because a king "can't be wrong". The book ends during the reign of Queen Victoria while her husband is still alive. That was sad to me. It was a good read though.
Ausstan
When I grew up our household had a set of books by Charles Dickens. I progressed from filling the endpapers with infantile scribbles to actually reading some. My two favorites were A Christmas Carol and a Child's History of England. I read and reread this book many times. What drew me in was the sweep of history from King Arthur to just before Victorian times told in incredibly colorful prose. Of course, the book's title tells it all. This is the exact opposite of academic history. Here, there are no pages long footnotes giving dry scholarly arguments pro and con. Nor is it like modern textbooks pushing anachronistic agendas in a heavy handed manner.

No, this is history told by a great novelist for the purpose of helping young people appreciate the history of their civilization. This is precisely the effect it had on me. The book captures history through the telling of tales, legends, and people. The prose is, often quite vivid. I always remember this phrase: "and he was tied to a horse, taken to the Isle of Ely where his eyes were pulled out of his head..." No kid, raised on slam, bang, pow movies and comic books could miss the point here. History is not for the faint-hearted. One of Dickens' strengths as a writer has been to show that we live in a world of consequences.

Because of this book, I learned to love history. Not history as memorization of dates, but history as the actions and reactions of living, breathing people. Rereading this story today is just as exciting a trip as it was 6o years ago, when I was in 5th grade. And...you can't beat the price on Kindle.
ALAN
I've never read much Dickens, but I can't put down this book. What a compelling read! A couple of logical fallacies here and there, but it really doesn't take away from the overall presentation. I wish I had discovered this in high school. I bought another copy for my daughter who is a sophomore in high school.

Aren't there free text versions available you can cram on to your Kindle? You bet. But you are going to spend a lot of time formatting it to make it readable. I tried, but it wasn't a lot of fun and the results weren't that satisfying.

As of this writing this version is selling for $0.99 -- at this price it's not worth trying to format it yourself.
Zorve
It is simply written for children, but Dickens is the greatest. However, this is the first book I have tried to read on a screen. It is not the same, I miss the feel and smell of paper.
Dancing Lion
Written for children but a fun readread for the older crowd
The Sphinx of Driz
No one can write about old England as Charles Dickens. His own background of poverty and his own
life in a poor house in England. Stayed with him and showed its good, bad, sadness, and winning
in the only way a man of his character can say. I was in England about two years ago and I went to
to visit the house he grew up in. I am so glad I had this wonderful opportunity. I cant really describe it, except
to say it was surreal. Mary
Gtonydne
A Child's History of England is a nice summary, although a bit biased, of English history seen through the lens of Mr. Dickens. I enjoyed it. Most readers of English history will enjoy it, I believe, and also fans of Charles Dickens.
What the Dickens? Alice Munro's piece for the New Yorker put me on to this marvelous, wry, and often hilarious history from Dicken s, of all people. Don't miss it. Read it with and to the history buffs among your children.
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