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David Copperfield (Modern Library)‘Like so many fond parents I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child,’ wrote Charles Dickens. ‘And his name is David Copperfield.’Of all of Dickens’s novels, David Copperfield most closely reflects the events of his own life. The story of an abandoned waif who discovers life and love in an indifferent world, this classic tale of childhood is populated with a cast of eccentrics, innocents, and villains who number among the author’s greatest creations.’David Copperfield is filled with charact…

Oxford Bookworms Library: David Copperfield: Level 5: 1,800 Word Vocabulary (Oxford Bookworms Library: Stage 5)This award-winning collection of adapted classic literature and original stories develops reading skills for low-beginning through advanced students.Accessible language and carefully controlled vocabulary build students’ reading confidence.Introductions at the beginning of each story, illustrations throughout, and glossaries help build comprehension.Before, during, and after reading activities included in the back of each book strengthen student comprehension.Audio versions of selected titles pr…

Little Dorrit (Modern Library Classics)Upon its publication in 1857, Little Dorrit immediately outsold any of Dickens’s previous books. The story of William Dorrit, imprisoned for debt in Marshalsea Prison, and his daughter and helpmate, Amy, or Little Dorrit, the novel charts the progress of the Dorrit family from poverty to riches. In his Introduction, David Gates argues that “intensity of imagination is the gift from which Dickens’s other great attributes derive: his eye and ear, his near-universal empathy, his ability to en…

The Old Curiosity ShopThere are many literary experts who would consider Charles Dickens to be an author who would still be held in the highest regard even if he lived and wrote his stories and novels today. The Old Curiosity Shop is one of the best examples of Dickens’ depiction of Victorian London, this long, yet extremely engaging and in many ways both dramatic and entertaining tale, featuring complex, highly believable characters, an unexpected and well-orchestrated plot and a meaningful, deep message that you ca…

Lady Chatterley's Lover (Modern Library)There are many literary experts who would consider Charles Dickens to be an author who would still be held in the highest regard even if he lived and wrote his stories and novels today. The Old Curiosity Shop is one of the best examples of Dickens’ depiction of Victorian London, this long, yet extremely engaging and in many ways both dramatic and entertaining tale, featuring complex, highly believable characters, an unexpected and well-orchestrated plot and a meaningful, deep message that you ca…

The Dispatcher: A Novel From the author of the award-winning debut crime novel Good Neighbors-a white-knuckle thriller about the lengths a man will go to for his daughter. The phone rings. It’s your daughter. She’s been dead for four months. So begins East Texas police dispatcher Ian Hunt’s fight to get his daughter back. The call is cut off by the man who snatched her from her bedroom seven years ago, and a basic description of the kidnapper is all Ian has to go on. What follows is a bullet-strewn cross-countr…

DAVID COPPERFIELD. From the author of the award-winning debut crime novel Good Neighbors-a white-knuckle thriller about the lengths a man will go to for his daughter. The phone rings. It’s your daughter. She’s been dead for four months. So begins East Texas police dispatcher Ian Hunt’s fight to get his daughter back. The call is cut off by the man who snatched her from her bedroom seven years ago, and a basic description of the kidnapper is all Ian has to go on. What follows is a bullet-strewn cross-countr…

Little DorritLittle Dorrit is considered by many, including G. B. Shaw, to be the best novel ever written by Charles Dickens, work that measures up to Bleak House in every aspect. It gives a bitter criticism of the society and government of Dickens’ time, indeed, and social criticism is paired with a moving and very human story. The story starts in Marseille, with a scary murderer confessing to his cell mate that he had murdered his wife. What the reader reads about next is Arthur Clennam returning to London…