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Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
0486415864
August 2001
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Book Description
In what may be Dickens’s best novel, humble, orphaned Pip is apprenticed to the dirty work of the forge but dares to dream of becoming a gentleman—and one day, under sudden and enigmatic circumstances, he finds himself in possession of “great expectations.” In this gripping tale of crime and guilt, revenge and reward, the compelling characters include Magwitch, the fearful and fearsome convict; Estella, whose beauty is excelled only by her haughtiness; and the embittered Miss Havisham, an eccentric jilted bride.


Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
0451526716
Apr 1998
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Book Review
Dickens considered Great Expectations one of his "little pieces," and indeed, it is slim compared to such weighty novels as David Copperfield or Nicholas Nickleby. But what this cautionary tale of a young man raised high above his station by a mysterious benefactor lacks in length, it more than makes up for in its remarkable characters and compelling story. The novel begins with young orphaned Philip Pirrip--Pip--running afoul of an escaped convict in a cemetery. This terrifying personage bullies Pip into stealing food and a file for him, threatening that if he tells a soul "your heart and your liver shall be tore out, roasted and ate." The boy does as he's asked, but the convict is captured anyway, and transported to the penal colonies in Australia. Having started his novel in a cemetery, Dickens then ups the stakes and...


A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
0553211765
June 1984
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From AudioFile
It was the best of books and possibly the best of recorded versions. Dickens's dramatic narrative of the French Revolution and the unremitting vengeance of both Mesdames Defarge and La Guillotine are brought to life by Gordon Griffin's fully voiced reading. His reading is not as rushed as some, but is equally dramatic with flawless enunciation and a broad tonal range. What's more, each thirty-five minute side of the twelve tapes has a certain narrative completeness, ending with about thirty seconds of period harpsichord music. Classroom teachers might find these tapes useful for introducing the book, dealing with difficult passages or simply encouraging reluctant readers. P.E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Great Expectations (SparkNotes)
SparkNotes Editors
1586633562
January 2002
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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
0553212443
Nov 1986
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Book Review Audiobook Review
Patrick Stewart's one-man production of Dickens's A Christmas Carol played to sold-out audiences in New York and Los Angeles. In this studio recording based on those performances, Stewart is in rare form, using his considerable range of voices to play all roles, from the Ghost of Christmas past to Tiny Tim. It must be said that Stewart clearly enjoys playing Scrooge best of all--but isn't the villain always the most compelling character? Even if you feel that "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart," this rendition of Dickens's classic will get you in a Yuletide mood. (Running time: 2 hours, 2 cassettes) --C.B. Delaney --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


The Wicked Wit of Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
0641568991

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A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
0451522834
Oct 1984
Paperback
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Book Review Audiobook Review
Patrick Stewart's one-man production of Dickens's A Christmas Carol played to sold-out audiences in New York and Los Angeles. In this studio recording based on those performances, Stewart is in rare form, using his considerable range of voices to play all roles, from the Ghost of Christmas past to Tiny Tim. It must be said that Stewart clearly enjoys playing Scrooge best of all--but isn't the villain always the most compelling character? Even if you feel that "every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart," this rendition of Dickens's classic will get you in a Yuletide mood. (Running time: 2 hours, 2 cassettes) --C.B. Delaney --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


Hard Times
Charles Dickens
0486419207
August 2001
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7-12-Dickens' satire on the Victorian family and the philosophies of a society which sought to turn men into machines. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From AudioFile
In Dickens's story of the horrors of a utilitarian upbringing, reason and facts are everything, and imagination and creativity are nothing. The narrator's British accent goes well with Dickens's overly dramatic and lush prose. He uses different English accents for the numerous male characters, some speech defects for others and a breathy falsetto voice for all the women. While a straight rendition of the dialogue would be an improvement, luckily the story is mainly narrative. Some classics simply may not translate well...


A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens
0743477375
Nov 2003
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Book Description
ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATEDBY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP The best known and best loved of Dickens's tales, A Christmas Carol is the story of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, who is shown the true spirit of Christmas by three ghosts.THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES:• An introduction that gives readers important background information• Detailed explanatory notes• Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the workEnriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.


A Tale of Two Cities (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Charles Dickens
1593083327
November 2004
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Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
0553213423
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Dickens considered Great Expectations one of his "little pieces," and indeed, it is slim compared to such weighty novels as David Copperfield or Nicholas Nickleby. But what this cautionary tale of a young man raised high above his station by a mysterious benefactor lacks in length, it more than makes up for in its remarkable characters and compelling story. The novel begins with young orphaned Philip Pirrip--Pip--running afoul of an escaped convict in a cemetery. This terrifying personage bullies Pip into stealing food and a file for him, threatening that if he tells a soul "your heart and your liver shall be tore out, roasted and ate." The boy does as he's asked, but the convict is captured anyway, and transported to the penal colonies in Australia. Having started his novel in a cemetery, Dickens then ups the stakes and...


Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
0141439564
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Hard Times
Charles Dickens
0553210165
Mar 1981
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7-12-Dickens' satire on the Victorian family and the philosophies of a society which sought to turn men into machines. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From AudioFile
In Dickens's story of the horrors of a utilitarian upbringing, reason and facts are everything, and imagination and creativity are nothing. The narrator's British accent goes well with Dickens's overly dramatic and lush prose. He uses different English accents for the numerous male characters, some speech defects for others and a breathy falsetto voice for all the women. While a straight rendition of the dialogue would be an improvement, luckily the story is mainly narrative. Some classics simply may not translate well...


A Tale of Two Cities (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Charles Dickens
1593081383
August 2004
Paperback
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Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
0375757848
Oct 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A Twist of Beauty An inviting design may inspire readers of a newly abridged edition of Charles Dickens's classic Oliver Twist to join the hero in asking, please sir, for more. Christian Birmingham spots nearly every page of text with a small, charcoal-gray image, and complements important scenes with full-page color illustrations. Birmingham's hues are predominantly deep, somber and gritty, but not without occasional flashes of royal blues and golds. Text is shaded in the faintest yellow, soft on the eye.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up-A BBC radio dramatization of Dickens' classic. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the...


Bleak House (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Charles Dickens
1593083114
June 2005
Paperback
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A Christmas Carol (Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit cover)
Charles Dickens
0760750297
October 2003
Hardcover
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Oliver Twist
Charles Dickens
0192833391
Oct 1999
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A Twist of Beauty An inviting design may inspire readers of a newly abridged edition of Charles Dickens's classic Oliver Twist to join the hero in asking, please sir, for more. Christian Birmingham spots nearly every page of text with a small, charcoal-gray image, and complements important scenes with full-page color illustrations. Birmingham's hues are predominantly deep, somber and gritty, but not without occasional flashes of royal blues and golds. Text is shaded in the faintest yellow, soft on the eye.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up-A BBC radio dramatization of Dickens' classic. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the...

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