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Charles John Huffam Dickens (1812–1870) was an English novelist, generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed unrivaled popularity and fame during his career, and he remains popular, being responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. Many of his writings first appeared in magazines in serialized form, a popular format at the time. Unlike other authors who completed entire novels before serialisation, Dickens often created the episodes as they were being serialised. The practice lent his stories a particular rhythm, punctuated by cliffhangers to keep the public looking forward to the next instalment. The continuing popularity of his novels and short stories is such that they have never gone out of print. Dickens' work has been highly praised for its concern for social reform, realism, comedy, mastery of prose and unique personalities by writers such as Leo Tolstoy, George Gissing and G.K. Chesterton ; though others, such as Henry James and Virginia Woolf, have criticized it for sentimentality and implausibility.Présentation de l'éditeur :
The emotional tale of Little Nell and her doting grandfather was an immediate popular success in 1840-41. Played out against the backdrop of a cold and brutal London, the twosome abandon their home to escape debt and roam the countryside as beggars. Relentlessly pursued by a malicious moneylender and encountering ne'er-do-wells, con artists, and the persevering poor, they also find goodness and generosity, love and loyalty. Dickens' proficiency in creating richly diverse characters are evident in this tale that brims with pathos and villainy.
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Description du livre Naxos Audiobooks, 2010. Audio Book on CD Set. État : New. Still in shrinkwrap. This audio book is brand new and comes sealed in original retail case. ; Complete Classics; 6.40 X 5.50 X 1.70 inches; 1 pages. N° de réf. du libraire 042216-577-155
Description du livre Naxos AudioBooks, 2010. Audio CD. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 962634895X
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97896263489561.0
Description du livre Naxos Audio Books, 2010. Audio CD. État : Brand New. unabridged edition. 1 pages. 5.25x6.50x1.50 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 962634895X