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eBook A Child's History of of England (Collected Works of Charles Dickens) epub
  • ISBN: 0742623238
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Europe
  • Publisher: Classic Books (May 2000)
  • ePUB size: 1352 kb
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List of Works by Charles Dickens. The second novel of Charles Dickens was Oliver Twist. Cover of A Child’s Dream of a Star. The Chimes: A Goblin Story.

List of Works by Charles Dickens. Wondering what books Dickens wrote? He was the author of 15 novels. However, one of those is incomplete. He also wrote short stories, essays, articles and novellas. Here’s a list of all Dickens’s novels as well as a partial listing of his other work. A Christmas Carol – Published in 1843.

Charles John Huffam Dickens FRSA (/ˈdɪkɪnz/; 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 by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era. His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.

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. 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. They made boats of basket-work, covered with the skins of animals, but seldom, if ever, ventured far from the shore. These people settled themselves on the south coast of England, which is now called Kent; and, although they were a rough people too, they taught the savage Britons some useful arts, and improved that part of the Islands. It is probable that other people came over from Spain to Ireland, and settled there.

A Child's History of England book. I recently read Jane Austen's History of England. Dickens is definitely partial and prejudiced in his historical approach as well, even, if his book tries (with varying success) to carry more authority and substance. While I think Austen approached her work in fun with a good amount of playfulness, Dickens takes his subject much more seriously.

Here, in 30 beautiful volumes-complete with all the original illustrations-is every published word written by one of the most important writers ever.

England and Scotland form the greater part of these Islands. They made swords, of copper mixed with tin; but, these swords were of an awkward shape, and so soft that a heavy blow would bend one.

Dickens married Catherine Hogarth soon after his first book, Sketches by Boz, was published. Lewis Carroll was the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, author of the children's classics 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' and 'Through the Looking-Glass. The couple had a brood of 10 children. During the 1850s, Dickens suffered two devastating losses: the deaths of his daughter and father. He also separated from his wife in 1858.

Comments: (7)
Hudora
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.
Cala
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.
Marelyne
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.
Qusserel
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.
elektron
Written for children but a fun readread for the older crowd
Magis
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
Galanjov
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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