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Charles Dickens is the British writer most associated with England's 19th century Victorian era, and is one of the fathers of the modern novel. Dickens was born in to a family that was relatively well off, and lived the bulk of his childhood in London. Much of his youth was spent outdoors, reading and observing the people that came and went in his young life. Much of these observations would form the basis of his beloved and unique gift for characterization. Starting as a journalist after a brief stint as a law clerk, Dickens began traveling the UK writing about elections. Soon he wrote his first novel, "The Pickwick Papers", and the wild success of the book immediately propelled him into an immediate writing career. His most famous titles are "Great Expectations", "David Copperfield", "Oliver Twist" and "A Christmas Carol" among others. Dickens' novels are known for their social commentary, and hard criticism of poverty. He was against the stark divide between the rich and the poor in Victorian society, and while his tales were invariably entertaining, they also came laced with the acid tongue of a social satirist. Much of his work has been adapted to various mediums and LearnOutLoud is excited to provide his work on audio.

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First of all, there can only be A Christmas Carol. This tale of a greedy old business man that is redeemed by a series of visits from three ghosts has become the definitive Christmas story for many, and is presented in many versions on audio. Next up is Dicken's first book, The Pickwick Papers, which follows the adventures of Samuel Pickwick, who's club is devoted to meeting friends and spreading cheer. This book is quite possibly Dickens' definitive portrait of London during his time. Finally there's the classic Oliver Twist which follows the titular orphan as he navigates his way throught the dirty back streets of London. Meet some of Dickens' most memorable villians such as the Artful Dodger and the infamous Fagin. Here is one of Dickens' most powerful illustrations of good overcoming the most impossible of circumstances.

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American Notes for General Circulation is a travelogue by Charles Dickens detailing his trip to North America from January to June, 1842. While there he acted as a critical observer of these societies almost as if returning a status report on their progress.

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Dickens’s first historical novel is set in 1780s England at the time of the Gordon Riots. In a case of mistaken identity, Barnaby Rudge, a pale half-wit, is arrested as leader of a mob of anti-Catholic rioters.

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In a case of mistaken identity, Barnaby Rudge, an eccentric half-wit, is arrested as the leader of a mob of anti-Catholic rioters during the Gordon Riots, in this grand novel of private lives and public events.

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One of the two Historical novels Charles Dickens wrote, Barnaby Rudge is set around the ‘Gordon' riots in London in 1780. Dickens skillfully weaves the lives of his many loving and many wicked characters through the rioting, and shows how this uprising changes so many lives.

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For the background to this historical novel, a tale of mystery, suspense and unsolved murder, Dickens chose the anti-Catholic Gordon Riots of 1780....

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Penguin Classics presents Charles Dickens' first historical novel, Barnaby Rudge, adapted for downloadable audiobook and read by Richard Pasco....

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The major events of this book take place on land that once was a battleground.

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Of the dozen or so novels that Charles Dickens produced over his lifetime, three stand out as among the best: Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, and Oliver Twist. The unforgettable characters, the depictions of Victorian England, and the comic elements demonstrate why Dickens was the most celebrated author of his time and why he is still the best known and most popular of English authors.

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Jarndyce vs. Jarndyce - the most notorious case in English literature - depicts the murky...

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First published in monthly parts from March 1852 to September 1853, this novel follows the fortunes of three pedestrian characters - Esther Summerson, Ada Clare and Richard Carstone...

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