What the Dickens

Perfect for word nerds and book lovers of all ages, this volume will have you dragging your friends to the hippo-comedietta and bonneting your anti-Pickwickian adversaries like a proper Victorian in no time!

Author: Bryan Kozlowski

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780762461127

Category: Humor

Page: 224

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Featuring the quirkiest specimens in the Dickensian lexicon and culled from Charles Dickens' classic works, What the Dickens?! is a literary romp through the twisty alleyways of the Victorian vernacular. What larks! Dive into the world of literature's ultimate wordsmith, Charles Dickens, in this literary romp through his finest quips, barbs, and turns of phrase. Featuring 200 of Dickens' best-loved words, drawn from his fifteen novels and hundreds of short stories, What the Dickens?! is full of period-appropriate definitions, pithy commentary, and charming illustrations. Perfect for word nerds and book lovers of all ages, this volume will have you dragging your friends to the hippo-comedietta and bonneting your anti-Pickwickian adversaries like a proper Victorian in no time!

The Dickens Advertiser

A Collection of the Advertisements in the Original Parts of Novels by Charles Dickens Bernard Darwin. I'll tell thee how the maiden wept , Mrs. Boffin ...

Author: Bernard Darwin

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN:

Category: Advertising

Page: 208

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The Dickens Dictionary

“ Captain Cuttle was one David Mainland , master of a inerchant . man , who was introduced to Dickens on the day when , with Thomas Chapman , Daniel Maclise ...

Author: Gilbert Ashville Pierce

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435017654427

Category:

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Cute As the Dickens

Smiling to myself, I wondered how many more Dickens expressions would come to my mind. This Cute as the Dickens book is about Cute and her brothers and sisters, colorfully illustrated for children.

Author: Victor Adcock

Publisher:

ISBN: 1947280171

Category:

Page: 26

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She is Cute as the Dickens; I heard the Attractive lady say as the Energetic children played in the park near the walking area. Amused and Elated, I found my thoughts silently reminding me of the times I heard my mother talk about the Dickens. It was wonderful to remember her expressions? smart as the Dickens, fast as the Dickens, slow as the Dickens, clean as the Dickens. Smiling to myself, I wondered how many more Dickens expressions would come to my mind. This Cute as the Dickens book is about Cute and her brothers and sisters, colorfully illustrated for children. Cute as the Dickens, Fast as the Dickens, Slow as the Dickens, Tall as the Dickens, Short as the Dickens, Clean as the Dickens, Happy as the Dickens, Swag as the Dickens, and the family.

What the Dickens

"Gregory Maguire does for the dark and stormy night what he did for witches in Wicked." — The New York Times Book Review A terrible storm is raging, and Dinah is huddled by candlelight with her brother, sister, and cousin Gage, who is ...

Author: Gregory Maguire

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 9780763651718

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A terrible storm is raging, and ten-year-old Dinah is huddled by candlelight with her brother, sister, and cousin Gage, who is telling a very unusual tale. It’s the story of What-the-Dickens, a newly hatched orphan creature who finds he has an attraction to teeth, a crush on a cat named McCavity, and a penchant for getting into trouble. One day he happens upon a feisty girl skibberee who is working as an Agent of Change -- trading coins for teeth -- and learns that there is a dutiful tribe of skibbereen (call them tooth fairies) to which he hopes to belong. As his tale of discovery unfolds, however, both What-the- Dickens and Dinah come to see that the world is both richer and less sure than they ever imagined.

The Dickens Christmas Village Tales

Author: Maxine Johnson

Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781636305271

Category: Fiction

Page: 334

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Christmas villages warm the heart and hearth of many homes. Have you ever wondered what the people in those villages are doing? Where they are going? Where did they come from? Have they lived in that village all their lives? Elizabeth has lived in Hillshire Downs all her life. She has suffered the loss of her family in a plague that swept away almost more lives than it left. Will she and her youngest brother and sister survive the coldest winter remembered? God is their refuge and strength and ever-present help in time of trouble. He never fails. Richard returns after his wife and youngest child die - not from the plague. His heart is heavy, and he is at the end of his means. He must recover from his loss of everything. His son, Billy, needs him to be strong. Richard realizes he needs help and prays God will send him a job and some way to survive. Billy has loved Rebekah since childhood. Will she love him back? Will family complications create a situation in which hi love will never be declared? What of the lost boys and their futures? As Hillshire Downs comes back from the devastating plague, will the townsfolk be able to take care of their own and those who have been widowed, orphaned, and left destitute? As the village people find their Christmas treasure, or see their Christmas wishes come true, they find a Christmas worth waiting for.

Dickens of the Mounted

What? The Dickens? Yes, at long last, the 'long-lost letters' of Francis Jeffrey Dickens see the light of day, thanks to award-winning humorist Eric Nicol.

Author: Francis J. Dickens

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN: 0771068085

Category: Canada

Page: 294

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Parentage and Inheritance in the Novels of Charles Dickens

By choosing such a name for her , does Dickens not unconsciously justify her unusual progress into another's story and her right to hold the pen , which is ...

Author: Anny Sadrin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521172322

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Dickens's plots and the process of succession, based on the inheritance of looks, name and property.

What the Dickens

In 1842, eleven-year old twins, whose father runs a boat on the Juniata Canal in Pennsylvania, learn of a Harrisburg bookseller's plan to steal Charles Dickens's newly finished novel while Dickens himself is touring the U.S.

Author: Jane Louise Curry

Publisher: Puffin

ISBN: 0140362843

Category: Canals

Page: 153

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In 1842, eleven-year old twins, whose father runs a boat on the Juniata Canal in Pennsylvania, learn of a Harrisburg bookseller's plan to steal Charles Dickens's newly finished novel while Dickens himself is touring the U.S.

The Dickens Aesthetic

"The Dickens Aesthetic is the first book to devote itself entirely to the growing interest in Dickens's theory of art.

Author: Richard Lettis

Publisher: Ams PressInc

ISBN: UOM:39015019979155

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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"The Dickens Aesthetic is the first book to devote itself entirely to the growing interest in Dickens's theory of art. While Dickens never expressed his aesthetic at length or in a single work, he did give careful thought both to literary theory and craft, and to priciples of beauty and its expression in the other arts; a reading of his various and widely-disseminated ideas reveals an impressive body of aesthetic work".-- BOOKJACKET.

What the Dickens Tales of Crime and Mystery by Charles Dickens Fantasy and Horror Classics

Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era is still very popular today, here are collected the very finest of his crime and mystery stories.

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781447407270

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Charles Dickens was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era is still very popular today, here are collected the very finest of his crime and mystery stories. Some of the stories included are, 'The Drunkard's Death', 'The Automaton Police', 'The Edwin Drood Syndicate' and many more.

Dickens s Villains

It is no accident , for example , that the passages in Dickens most commonly praised for their psychological power are invariably projected through the ...

Author: Juliet John

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199261377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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This study argues that Dickens' villains embody the crucial fusion between the deviant and theatrical aspects of his writing.

The Dickens Circle

Lord William Lennox relates that one night he dined at a house where both Thackeray and Dickens were among the guests . After dinner , a young man , who sat ...

Author: James William Thomas Ley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3328979

Category: English literature

Page: 424

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The Life of Charles Dickens

The Lighthouse , by Mr. Wilkie Collins , was then produced , its actors being Mr. Crummles the manager ( Dickens in other words ) , the Author of the play ...

Author: John (Schriftsteller Forster

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB11188216

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Page: 326

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The Other Dickens

This self-serving fiction is still widely accepted. In the first comprehensive biography of Catherine Dickens, Lillian Nayder debunks this tale in retelling it, wresting away from the famous novelist the power to shape his wife's story.

Author: Lillian Nayder

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801465147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 376

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Catherine Hogarth, who came from a cultured Scots family, married Charles Dickens in 1836, the same year he began serializing his first novel. Together they traveled widely, entertained frequently, and raised ten children. In 1858, the celebrated writer pressured Catherine to leave their home, unjustly alleging that she was mentally disordered-unfit and unloved as wife and mother. Constructing a plotline nearly as powerful as his stories of Scrooge and Little Nell, Dickens created the image of his wife as a depressed and uninteresting figure, using two of her three sisters against her, by measuring her presumed weaknesses against their strengths. This self-serving fiction is still widely accepted. In the first comprehensive biography of Catherine Dickens, Lillian Nayder debunks this tale in retelling it, wresting away from the famous novelist the power to shape his wife's story. Nayder demonstrates that the Dickenses' marriage was long a happy one; more important, she shows that the figure we know only as "Mrs. Charles Dickens" was also a daughter, sister, and friend, a loving mother and grandmother, a capable household manager, and an intelligent person whose company was valued and sought by a wide circle of women and men. Making use of the Dickenses' banking records and legal papers as well as their correspondence with friends and family members, Nayder challenges the long-standing view of Catherine Dickens and offers unparalleled insights into the relations among the four Hogarth sisters, reclaiming those cherished by the famous novelist as Catherine's own and illuminating her special bond with her youngest sister, Helen, her staunchest ally during the marital breakdown. Drawing on little-known, unpublished material and forcing Catherine's husband from center stage, The Other Dickens revolutionizes our perception of the Dickens family dynamic, illuminates the legal and emotional ambiguities of Catherine's position as a "single" wife, and deepens our understanding of what it meant to be a woman in the Victorian age.

The Artful Dickens

'This is a marvellous, endlessly illuminating book .

Author: John Mullan

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781526643896

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

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'This is a marvellous, endlessly illuminating book ... It doesn't go on the shelf alongside other critics; it goes on the shelf alongside Dickens' Howard Jacobson Discover the tricks of a literary master in this essential guide to the fictional world of Charles Dickens. From Pickwick to Scrooge, Copperfield to Twist, how did Dickens find the perfect names for his characters? What was Dickens's favourite way of killing his characters? When is a Dickens character most likely to see a ghost? Why is Dickens's trickery only fully realised when his novels are read aloud? In thirteen entertaining and wonderfully insightful essays, John Mullan explores the literary machinations of Dickens's eccentric genius, from his delight in clichés to his rendering of smells and his outrageous use of coincidences. A treat for all lovers of Dickens, this essential companion puts his audacity, originality and brilliance on full display.