WICKED WIT OF CHARLES DICKENS, THE

WICKED WIT OF CHARLES DICKENS, THE

From the complete works of one of the greatest classic writers comes this wonderful collection of humorous and pertinent anecdotes, sayings, and passages. THE WICKED WIT OF CHARLES DICKENS is a sampling of Dickens’ signature style, which combines biting wit and serious social commentary to great effect.Charles Dickens is widely considered one of the greatest English novelists and was an influential spokesman for the conscience of nineteenth-century England. Deeply affected by the mixed fortunes of his early years, Dickens endeavored to expose and protest against the evils of Victorian society, using his novels and later his renown to publicize issues concerning the poor and downtrodden. His writings are just as relevant today as they were when they were written.THE WICKED WIT OF CHARLES DICKENS begins with an introduction to Dickens’ life and works. The quotes within span such topics as Childhood and Adolescence; Dickens in Love; Prison, Politics, and the Law; Bumblings; AmericansCan’t Bear to be Told Their Faults; and Papa, Potatoes, Poultry, Prunes, and Prisms: Nonsenses. At the end of the book is a list of Dickens’ works. Containing lengthy extracts from scenes of great amusement, as well as pithy, witty remarks uttered byhis unique characters, this book is a must for all Dickens admirers, and also for readers looking for an introduction to his life and works.
Editora: RANDOM HOUSE
ISBN: 9780517229392
ISBN13: 9780517229392
Edição: 1ª Edição - 2007
Número de Páginas: 160
Acabamento: HARDCOVER
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