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Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1

Charles Dickens

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The Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection comprises short works previously unrecorded for LibriVox - fiction, essays, poetry, letters, magazine articles and speeches - and each volume will be a pot pourri of all genres and periods of his writing. This first volume was released on Dickens' 200th birthday, February 7th 2012 and further volumes followed during the anniversary year. Volume 1 includes short stories including, amongst others, The Holly Tree, the first part of Holiday Romance and three pieces from Mugby Junction. Some items requiring a little further explanation are Prince Bull, written as a fairy tale, but in reality a scathing attack on the Government's handling of supplies to the troops in the Crimean War; Old Lamps for New Ones in which Dickens makes clear his low opinion of the ethos of the Pre-Raphaelite school of painting; and Frauds on the Fairies, a polemic against George Cruikshank's bowdlerisation of fairy tales for moralistic purposes, and the interesting revelation that 'product placement' is by no means a new phenomenon. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 40m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:23


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

11:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:00:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

42:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

12:34


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

28:43


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:20


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

18:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:27


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:04


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

57:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:41