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Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens-logo

Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens

G. K. Chesterton

“These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries of the classics which are one of the real improvements of recent times. Thus they were harmless, being diluted by, or rather drowned in Dickens. My scrap of theory was a mere dry biscuit to be taken with the grand tawny port of great English comedy; and by most people it was not taken at all--like the biscuit. Nevertheless the essays were not in intention so aimless as they appear in fact. I had a general notion of what needed saying about Dickens to the new generation, though probably I did not say it. I will make another attempt to do so in this prologue, and, possibly fail again." (Summary by G. K. Chesterton)

“These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries of the classics which are one of the real improvements of recent times. Thus they were harmless, being diluted by, or rather drowned in Dickens. My scrap of theory was a mere dry biscuit to be taken with the grand tawny port of great English comedy; and by most people it was not taken at all--like the biscuit. Nevertheless the essays were not in intention so aimless as they appear in fact. I had a general notion of what needed saying about Dickens to the new generation, though probably I did not say it. I will make another attempt to do so in this prologue, and, possibly fail again." (Summary by G. K. Chesterton)
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“These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries of the classics which are one of the real improvements of recent times. Thus they were harmless, being diluted by, or rather drowned in Dickens. My scrap of theory was a mere dry biscuit to be taken with the grand tawny port of great English comedy; and by most people it was not taken at all--like the biscuit. Nevertheless the essays were not in intention so aimless as they appear in fact. I had a general notion of what needed saying about Dickens to the new generation, though probably I did not say it. I will make another attempt to do so in this prologue, and, possibly fail again." (Summary by G. K. Chesterton)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

8h 28m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:40


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:19


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:58


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

11:41


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:49


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:52


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

20:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:57


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

20:34


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

14:59


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

15:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:47


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

21:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:01


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

19:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

17:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

19:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

21:52


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

20:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

16:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:38