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Delphi Complete Works of Charles Dickens (Illustrated) [Kindle Edition]

CHARLES DICKENS
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Book Description

* ALL 15 Novels and ALL illustrated with the original Victorian images
* Each text is annotated with concise introductions, giving valuable contextual information
* each novel and story collection has its own contents table
* Special Bonus text of Henry Morford’s classic continuation of Edwin Drood – finish the novel at last! IMPROVED text
* all of the Christmas stories and novellas with their original artwork
* the complete poetry, plays, letters and speeches
* ALL of the collaborative works with other authors – even the very rare ones
* beautifully illustrated with hundreds of Dickensian images
* rare images of how the monthly serials first appeared, giving your Kindle a taste of the original texts
* includes bonus Pickwickiana text – Montcrieff’s drama SAM WELLER, giving a taste of the Victorian craze – available nowhere else as a digital book
* includes John Forster's biography of Dickens; explore the great writer's amazing life!
* MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI by Thomas Egerton Wilks, which Dickens edited in his early career - first time in digital print.
* Charles Barnett’s 1838 dramatic adaptation of OLIVER TWIST, first time in digital print
* no less than FIVE more biographies, including Mamie Dickens’ memoir MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM
* a special criticism section of 14 texts, with essays by writers such as G.K. Chesterton, Andrew Lang and Henry James, examining Dickens’ contribution to literature
* includes an Adaptations section, featuring Hallie Erminie Rives’ TALES FROM DICKENS
* UPDATED with improved spellings, introductions and images
* this truly is the Dickensian’s perfect choice!

This is the ULTIMATE edition of Dickens’ works, with every published novel, short story, novella, play, poem, letter, speech and article – fully illustrated – and featuring a treasure trove of bonus material.

Contents:
A DINNER AT POPLAR WALK

The Novels
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB
OLIVER TWIST
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF NICHOLAS NICKLEBY
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
BARNABY RUDGE
THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT
DOMBEY AND SON
DAVID COPPERFIELD
BLEAK HOUSE
HARD TIMES
LITTLE DORRIT
A TALE OF TWO CITIES
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
OUR MUTUAL FRIEND
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
JOHN JASPER'S SECRET by Henry Morford

The Christmas Novellas
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE CHIMES
THE CRICKET ON THE HEARTH
THE BATTLE OF LIFE
THE HAUNTED MAN AND THE GHOST’S BARGAIN

The Short Stories
LIST OF THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES

The Short Story Collections
SKETCHES BY BOZ
MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK
REPRINTED PIECES

The Collaborative Works
THE SEVEN POOR TRAVELLERS
THE HOLLY-TREE
NO THOROUGHFARE
MEMOIRS OF JOSEPH GRIMALDI by Thomas Egerton Wilks
And many more

The Plays
All the plays and
SAM WELLER by W.T Moncrieff
OLIVER TWIST by Charles Zachary Barnett

The Poetry
LIST OF THE POETRY

The Non-Fiction
AMERICAN NOTES
MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS
And many more

The Adaptations
TALES FROM DICKENS by Hallie Erminie Rives

The Criticism
APPRECIATIONS AND CRITICISMS OF THE WORKS OF CHARLES DICKENS by G. K. Chesterton
DICKENS IN FRANCE by William Makepeace Thackeray
THE LIMITATIONS OF DICKENS by Henry James
And many more

The Biographies
THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster
DICKENS by Sir Adolphus William Ward
LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by Sir Frank T. Marzials
VICTORIAN WORTHIES: CHARLES DICKENS by G.H. Blore
DICKENS' LONDON by M. F. Mansfield
MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie Dickens

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  • File Size: 49624 KB
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics; 12 edition (March 12, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004RZGUBM
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129 of 131 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Edition Is Tops! April 4, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This Delphi Classics edition, indeed, has everything! The contents are grouped as follows: The Novels, The Christmas Novellas, The Short Stories, The Christmas Short Stories, The Short Story Collections, The Collaborative Works, The Plays, The Poetry, and The Non-Fiction.

I reached the active Table of Contents by going to Cover and then paging forward. All the titles have links. "Sketches By Boz" also has a link to each chapter, showing both a Roman numeral and the chapter's name. While I have not read everything, the edition appears to be well-formatted for the Kindle. The font is very nice, much nicer than the one in the edition I bought several months ago (which I just removed from my device). I love the wonderful, old illustrations in this collection, which are liberally sprinkled throughout; there are also some photos, such as one of Dickens' home, and some pictures of historical material, such as one at the beginning of The Pickwick Papers showing "A full original set of the 19 of 20 Parts, now highly prized as collectors' items." I was delighted to keep coming across such surprises as I looked through the edition. A photo of Dickens' grave appears at the very end.

For anyone who is a fan of Charles Dickens and wants a fine collection of everything this great author wrote, you can't go wrong with this Delphi Classics edition. In my opinion, it is the one to buy!
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb in nearly every way June 11, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Properly delineated tables of contents (marking chapters within each book), and textually thorough--even including Forster's 3-vol. life. Italicized words are indicated by all-caps. Some few illustrations by Phiz & Co. are included, but don't get excited: resolution is poor. But one goes to hardcopy for illustrations, and since Kindle users are mainly keen on ease of reading (and searching, highlighting, note-taking), this seems to me the best of the complete Dickens offerings.
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41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Outstanding, Deluxe Dickens Collection for the Kindle September 10, 2011
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There are definitely other good Dickens works collections for the Kindle. For example, I had bought the excellent collection from MobileReference before my Kindle even arrived. Where this Delphi collection excels, however, is in its completeness and in its somewhat more pleasing formatting (use of fonts and white space). The illustrations in this particular collection are a bonus, too. Another nice touch is the inclusion of photographs of places Dickens lived at different times during his life, photos of the covers of first editions and the serials in which the novels were first published, etc. I also like the brief introduction to each novel (it helps me decide whether I'm interested in reading some of the more obscure novels I've never read). These nice touches almost make this ebook take on the character of a handheld Dickens museum, in addition to a comprehensive collection of his works. Dickens is my favorite author, so I decided this wonderful collection was a "must have," especially at $2.99! I've since bought Delphi collections for a few of my other favorite authors. I highly recommend them.

It's also worth mentioning that Delphi has excellent customer service, if you contact them. One of the collections I bought recently had some minor formatting issues, and they sent me a corrected file by e-mail within about two or three days. I was very impressed and hope Delphi will be around to serve Kindle classics lovers for a long, long time.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent compilation November 30, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I wish every e-book is this well compiled. Tables of contents for the whole collection and every book, every book accompanied by an introduction and nice, classic looking illustrations. Pages are well laid-out. You don't always get this for books you buy at Amazon - e.g. James Michener's Caravan, costs 8 bucks, yet no table of contents, no pictures, no nothing. Once you start, you just continue linearly to the end, as you do with the old tape recorder (minus Fast Forward). I guess from now on I will pay attention to Delphi Classics.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, What A Joy! March 6, 2012
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This collection is so good as to be almost beyond words, and you get the original pics as well! I know you can get all the stories for free individually, but for a tiny price you get to enjoy the illustrations as well, which for me makes it well worth it. A marvellous collection.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive all-in-one Dickens February 21, 2012
By Adam L
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I think the reason there haven't been more reviews is a combination of most if not all of these titles can be obtained for free elsewhere, and the comprehensive list makes it mostly self explanatory. That's what this edition has. As someone said, there may have been a large number of grammar errors, as with the free versions, to some extent understandable, but I really don't see much of anything glaring now. What it really boils down to then I think is does the cost make it worthwhile?

For only $3 (currently at least), you get all of his works, small yet visible illustrations, and the one click on the table of contents in a single file makes it all quite convenient. There is also some additional biographies at the end, as well as some commentary by Dickens that is probably difficult to find. If you're a Dickens fanatic, this is undoubtably worthwhile to avoid hunting down the free versions, which in my experience have a plethora of grammar errors and clunky format by comparison.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent collection and an excellent value.
Published 6 days ago by Joe LaCasce
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
I bought this mainly to fill in a few things I hadn't got around to reading.
Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Compilation - Reads Well
Great Compilation, well-organized and the price is certianly right. I found these stories to translate well into the modern era. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Genius
I loved Charles Dickens before I knew I loved reading. There is so much to read here and the price is so low. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sancho Panzo
5.0 out of 5 stars A Dickens lover
I just love all of Dickens works and it is so great to have them all here in one volume to read and reread any time I want to so if you love his books as I do this a must have... Read more
Published 1 month ago by tarheel
3.0 out of 5 stars Dickens
It is hard reading because of the change in vocabulary differences of not only time but nationality. But content is interesting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Miki Martaus
5.0 out of 5 stars A must Read
All the classics are here available to everyone.. A must read for the avid fan of Dickens or the beginner reader.
Published 2 months ago by Payne Ventures
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for lovers of C. Dickens!
Wonderful illustrations accompany these classic works. Fun to have them all in one place! Very few errors in the text.
Published 2 months ago by Patricia J. Beall
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete, Convenient, Fantastic
This edition is fantastic, complete, and includes the original illustrations. Using my Kindle App for my tablet, it is easy to navigate from any point in the book, back to the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great way to pass time.
hard to go wrong with dickens, and to have them all in 1 book is great, good way to pass many hours.
Published 5 months ago by M. Alspach
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