or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Perhaps the quintessential novel of 19th century London and the miserable treatment meted out to the disadvantaged, Oliver Twist was popular in 1838 and has remained popular ever since. This new, compact edition presents the full text, with its original illustrations.
Featuring some of the most memorable characters in English literature – the brutal Bill Sikes, the wily Artful Dodger, beautiful, doomed Nancy and the criminal mastermind Fagin – Oliver Twist is one of Dickens's most enduringly popular novels. Generously illustrated with haunting pencil and ink drawings by Iassen Ghiuselev, this abridged edition will draw a new generation of young readers into the richly imagined world of this classic tale. Age 8+
Sketches of Young Gentlemen and Young Couples
with Sketches of Young Ladies by Edward Caswall
Following the success of Sketches by Boz, Dickens wrote these two short collections of 'sketches' anonymously; while Sketches of Young Ladies was written by 'Quiz', posthumously revealed to be Edward Caswall. They are reprinted here with the original illustrations by Phiz and an introduction by Paul Schlicke.
Comprising ten stories found by the Head Waiter in luggage left behind in his hotel, this was originally the 1862 Christmas issue of Dickens's All the Year Round. Four of the stories are by Dickens himself; others are by John Oxenford, Charles Allston Collins, Arthur Locker and Julia Cecilia Stretton. Foreword by Philippa Stockley.
Against a background of social stagnation, apathy and outmoded institutions, Dickens uses a gallery of vivid characters to show that it is individuals and their acts of kindness, love and generosity that can revitalize society. This Complete Classics unabridged edition of Little Dorrit is read by Anton Lesser. 28 CDs 35hrs 15mins
Perhaps the quintessential novel of 19th century London and the miserable treatment meted out to the disadvantaged, Oliver Twist was a success when it first appeared in 1838 and has remained one of the best-loved books in English, not least for its memorable characters - Fagin, the Artful Dodger and Oliver himself. This Complete Classics set presents the novel unabridged, read by Jonathan Keeble. 13 audio CDs; running time approx 16.5 hours.