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Doctor Marigold Paperback – July 18, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1463715090 ISBN-10: 1463715099

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 26 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1463715099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1463715090
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,937,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With all of his works still in print, Dickens is without a doubt one of the most popular authors of all times. Flourishing in the Victorian era, this English novelist is renowned for his unforgettable characters and vivid story lines. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By James Smith on November 18, 2010
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This brief short story is a first person account of the life of a "Cheap-Jack", a kind of salesman or barker at fairs, who sells cheap, everyday items to the poor. Dickens clearly is in love with the typical non-stop patter or auctioneer's song that these men engaged in, and samples of these day-long chants make up much of the book. The story that moves all this forward is the man's love for his wife, daughter, and granddaughter. Dickens does his usual masterful job of pulling at your heartstrings and bringing everything to a teary, happy ending. But make no mistake, the real love affair is between Dickens and the English language.

A gem.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Catbum on March 28, 2006
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Without doubt Dickens best short story; first heard it being performed by the actor Simon Callow (this man brings Dickens alive like no other!).

Dickens was a great champion for social reform in the Victorian age; this story is prime example of his ability to touch the raw nerve of social conscience.

A little known book in the vast collection of his writings, but probably his best.

Humour and pathos wonderfully brought together.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Nancy J. Rowley on May 28, 2013
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I have never been disappointed in any novel Charles Dickens has written. In fact he is my favorite author and I have read some of his books over and over.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Berryman on December 22, 2012
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If you have, are, or have had, Deaf in your family or friends you will be interested in this highly intelligent treatment of the subject during a time when Deaf were not well treated or well thought of.

If you are interested in how life was lived in Dicken's time this book is revealing.

It is obvious why this work was not a classic. It does not strike most people's "chord" as some of his others did.

Being interested in history and interested in Deaf Culture I found the book a very worthwhile read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sasota on December 17, 2013
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This is one of those stories that you will want to read over and over and recommend to everyone you know.
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I recently had the experience of seeing a live reading/performance of this story performed by <a href=http://www.geralddickens.com/>Gerald Dickens</a>, the great-great grandson of it's author, Charles Dickens and, being a fan of both the author and the actor relations and having not previously read the story, I wanted to read it before seeing it. Luckily for me (a bit of a slow reader), this was a short story and I was able to read it in a day's time. Like many of Mr. Dickens' writings, this one covers a wide range of social topics of his time and emotions (it's both sad and uplifting).
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By Eileen Weber on July 8, 2014
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Only ok.
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By Asuvas on November 29, 2014
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These free Amazon Kindle books are not that easy to read on my iphone. All the free downloads are available from Project Gutenberg in a variety of formats. If I download their Kindle version with no images, it wraps better on my screen. Plus, once you are there, you will find thousands of books, in many languages, all free.
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More About the Author

One of the grand masters of Victorian literature, Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, in Landport, Portsea, England. He died in Kent on June 9, 1870. The second of eight children of a family continually plagued by debt, the young Dickens came to know not only hunger and privation,but also the horror of the infamous debtors' prison and the evils of child labor. A turn of fortune in the shape of a legacy brought release from the nightmare of prison and "slave" factories and afforded Dickens the opportunity of two years' formal schooling at Wellington House Academy. He worked as an attorney's clerk and newspaper reporter until his Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837) brought him the amazing and instant success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. In later years, the pressure of serial writing, editorial duties, lectures, and social commitments led to his separation from Catherine Hogarth after twenty-three years of marriage. It also hastened his death at the age of fifty-eight, when he was characteristically engaged in a multitude of work.