Dickens egyik leghíresebb regényének gyerekhőse, a kis Olivér árvaházban nevelkedik, ahonnan megszökik, és egy tolvajbanda veszi védőszárnyai alá. Rengeteg viszontagság és hányattatás után végre örökbefogadja egy jószívű család, és véget vet a kisfiú testi és lelki szenvedéseinek. A regényből már számos film, sőt musical is készült, ám egyik sem pótolhatja az igazi olvasmányélményt, az érzelmektől fűtött író tárgyilagos leírását London XIX. század eleji dologházairól, a kisemmizettek és vámszedőik életéről.
- Annotated edition.
In this edition you will find Dickens eighth novel, David Copperfield, plus a collection of many short stories, all representative of his unique talent.
David Copperfield is told in the first person and the novel depicts the life of Copperfdield form his youth to his middle age. The novel focuses on the evolution of the main character, and some of its events are autobiographical.
In addition to the novel and to the short stories collections, you will find how to access a free audiobook version of David Copperfield.
In order to provide more than the other already existing editions of this classic novel, we selected and added the following short stories (some of them being collections) :
Master Humphrey's Clock (novella).
Doctor Marigold (short story).
Hunted Down (short story).
Mugby Junction (collection of short tales).
Reprinted Pieces (collection of short stories).
Based in part on the author's own life, David Copperfield is the epic story of a young man's journey of self-discovery - from an unhappy and impoverished childhood to his vocation as a successful novelist.
David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens. It was first published as a book in 1850. Many elements of the novel follow events in Dickens' own life, and it is probably the most autobiographical of his novels. In the preface to the 1867 edition, Dickens wrote, "like many fond parents, I have in my heart of hearts a favourite child. And his name is David Copperfield." The story traces the life of David Copperfield from childhood to maturity.
"David Copperfield" è l'ottavo romanzo scritto da Charles Dickens, pubblicato per la prima volta mensilmente su rivista tra il 1849 e il 1850. Molti degli elementi del romanzo si ispirano ad eventi della vita stessa dell'autore; esso, infatti, si può considerare l'autobiografia romanzata della vita del grande scrittore ottocentesco, il più autobiografico tra tutti i libri da lui scritti. La storia ripercorre per intero la vita di David, dall'infanzia alla maturità.
Charles Dickens (1812 – 1870), è stato uno scrittore, giornalista e reporter di viaggio britannico.
Traduzione a cura di Silvio Spaventa Filippi (1871 - 1931) giornalista, traduttore e romanziere italiano.
Extrait : "Serai-je le héros de ma propre histoire ou quelque autre y prendra-t-il cette place ? C'est ce que ces pages vont apprendre au lecteur. Pour commencer par le commencement, je dirai donc que je suis né un vendredi, à minuit (du moins on me l'a dit, et je le crois). Et chose digne de remarque, l'horloge commença à sonner, et moi, je commençai à crier, au même instant."
Great Expectations is Charles Dickens's thirteenth novel and his second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The story traces the growth of Philip Pirrip, called Pip, from a boy of shallow dreams to a man of depth and character. Great Expectations has been filmed many times and the novel is regarded by many as Dickens' greatest achievement.
With the original Illustrations by John McLenan 1860.
GREAT EXPECTATIONS is Charles Dickens' thirteenth novel and his penultimate completed novel; a bildungsroman which depicts the personal growth and personal development of an orphan nicknamed Pip. It is Dickens's second novel, after David Copperfield, to be fully narrated in the first person. The novel was first published as a serial in Dickens's weekly periodical All the Year Round, from 1 December 1860 to August 1861. In October 1861, Chapman and Hall published the novel in three volumes.
It is set among marshes in Kent, and in London, in the early to mid-1800s, and contains some of Dickens' most memorable scenes, including the opening, in a graveyard, where the young Pip is accosted by the escaped convict, Abel Magwitch. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is full of extreme imagery -poverty; prison ships and chains, and fights to the death-and has a colorful cast of characters who have entered popular culture. Dickens's themes include wealth and poverty, love and rejection, and the eventual triumph of good over evil. GREAT EXPECTATIONS is popular both with readers and literary critics, and has been translated into many languages, and adapted numerous times into various media.
Upon its release, the novel received near universal acclaim. Thomas Carlyle spoke disparagingly of "all that Pip's nonsense". Later, George Bernard Shaw praised the novel, as "All of one piece and consistently truthful." During the serial publication, Dickens was pleased with public response to GREAT EXPECTATIONS and its sales; when the plot first formed in his mind, he called it "a very fine, new and grotesque idea."
Raised in squalor in the marsh country of Kent, the orphan Pip is taken under the wing of the eccentric and reclusive Miss Havisham—only to blindly give his heart to the dowager’s beautiful but ice-cold adopted daughter, Estella. Even as a mysterious benefactor helps to shape Pip’s life into one of fortune, success, and self-discovery, the unspeakable secrets of his unrequited love continue to haunt him—and promise to change his life once again.
With its indelible cast of characters, immersive epic narrative, and startling dramatic twists, Charles Dickens’s powerful classic continues to enthrall generations of new readers.
"Il Circolo Pickwick" fu il primo romanzo dello scrittore inglese Charles Dickens. Viene considerato uno dei capolavori della letteratura britannica. L'opera vuole essere un resoconto dei viaggi che il signor Samuel Pickwick, fondatore del Circolo Pickwick, compie nel maggio 1827 assieme agli amici Nathaniel Winkle, Augustus Snodgrass e Tracy Tupman, attraverso l'Inghilterra del primo Ottocento con l'intenzione di descriverne gli abitanti, fra situazioni paradossali e personaggi bizzarri.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 febbraio 1812 – Higham, 9 giugno 1870), è stato uno scrittore, giornalista e reporter di viaggio britannico.
Traduzione a cura di Federigo Verdinois (1844-1927), giornalista, scrittore e traduttore italiano.
The first ray of light which illumines the gloom, and converts into a dazzling brilliancy that obscurity in which the earlier history of the public career of the immortal Pickwick would appear to be involved, is derived from the perusal of the following entry in the Transactions of the Pickwick Club, which the editor of these papers feels the highest pleasure in laying before his readers, as a proof of the careful attention, indefatigable assiduity, and nice discrimination, with which his search among the multifarious documents confided to him has been conducted.
‘May 12, 1827. Joseph Smiggers, Esq., P.V.P.M.P.C. [Perpetual Vice-President—Member Pickwick Club], presiding. The following resolutions unanimously agreed to:—
‘That this Association has heard read, with feelings of unmingled satisfaction, and unqualified approval, the paper communicated by Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C. [General Chairman—Member Pickwick Club], entitled “Speculations on the Source of the Hampstead Ponds, with some Observations on the Theory of Tittlebats;” and that this Association does hereby return its warmest thanks to the said Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., for the same.
‘That while this Association is deeply sensible of the advantages which must accrue to the cause of science, from the production to which they have just adverted—no less than from the unwearied researches of Samuel Pickwick, Esq., G.C.M.P.C., in Hornsey, Highgate, Brixton, and Camberwell—they cannot but entertain a lively sense of the inestimable benefits which must inevitably result from carrying the speculations of that learned man into a wider field, from extending his travels, and, consequently, enlarging his sphere of observation, to the advancement of knowledge, and the diffusion of learning.
A Tale of Two Cities is an 1859 historical novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. The novel tells the story of the French Doctor Manette, his 18-year-long imprisonment in the Bastille in Paris and his release to live in London with his daughter Lucie, whom he had never met. The story is set against the conditions that led up to the French Revolution and the Reign of Terror. Dickens’ best-known work of historical fiction, with over 200 million copies sold A Tale of Two Cities is regularly cited as the best-selling novel of all time.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded by many as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the 20th century, critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius. His novels and short stories are still widely read today.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens has sold more copies than any other individual book in history. Almost twice as many as the first Harry Potter book. Over two hundred million copies and counting.
The novel depicts the plight of the French peasantry demoralized by the French aristocracy in the years leading up to the revolution, the corresponding brutality demonstrated by the revolutionaries toward the former aristocrats in the early years of the revolution, and many unflattering social parallels with life in London during the same time period. It follows the lives of several protagonists through these events.
The most notable are Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton. Darnay is a former French aristocrat who falls victim to the indiscriminate wrath of the revolution despite his virtuous nature, and Carton is a dissipated English barrister who endeavors to redeem his ill-spent life out of his unrequited love for Darnay's wife.
This powerful, compelling portrait of the results of terror and treason, love and supreme sacrifice continues to captivate readers around the world. Dickens’ unforgettable characters—the ever-knitting Madame Defarge, the lovely Lucie Manette, her broken father, the honorable Charles Darnay, and the sometimes scurrilous Sydney Carton—burst from the pages, full of life and passion. The book provides a highly-charged examination of human suffering and human sacrifice. Private experience and public history, during the French Revolution.
This new digital edition of A Tale of Two Cities includes the original John McLenan illustrations from the 1859 Harper’s edition which have been digitally converted into full hi-definition rendering.
The Old Curiosity Shop tells the story of Nell Trent, a beautiful and virtuous young girl of "not quite fourteen". An orphan, she lives with her maternal grandfather (whose name is never revealed) in his shop of odds and ends.
"The Old Curiosity Shop" is a novel by Charles Dickens. The plot follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.
Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.
Extrait : "Le nom de famille de mon père étant Pirrip, et mon nom de baptême Philip, ma langue enfantine ne put jamais former de ces deux mots rien de plus long et de plus explicite que Pip. C'est ainsi que je m'appelai moi-même Pip, et que tout le monde m'appela Pip."
Charles Dickens Six Pack is a two thousand page plus anthology presenting six of the best Dickens novels along with image galleries showcasing Dickens portraits, first edition covers and original illustrations.
Charles Dickens Six Pack
The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens.
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.
Bleak House by Charles Dickens.
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Charles Dickens.
The Old Curiosity Shop follows the life of Nell Trent and her grandfather, both residents of The Old Curiosity Shop in London.
The Old Curiosity Shop was one of two novels (the other being Barnaby Rudge) which Dickens published along with short stories in his weekly serial Master Humphrey's Clock, which lasted from 1840 to 1841. It was so popular that New York readers stormed the wharf when the ship bearing the final instalment arrived in 1841, shouting to arriving sailors (who might have already read the final chapters in the United Kingdom), ‘Is Little Nell alive?’
Set in Victorian London, this is a tale of a spirited young innocent's unwilling but inevitable recruitment into a scabrous gang of thieves. Masterminded by the loathsome Fagin, the underworld crew features some of Dickens' most memorable characters, including the vicious Bill Sikes, gentle Nancy, and the juvenile pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger.
Extrait : "Il y avait une fois, dans un coin du Devonshire, un digne gentleman du nom de Godefroy Nickleby qui avait attendu un peu tard pour se marier. Comme il n'était ni assez jeune ni assez riche pour aspirer à la main d'une héritière, il avait épousé, par pure affection, une vieille inclination. Le revenu de M. Nickleby, au moment de son mariage, flottait entre 1500 et 2000 francs de rente, au plus."
À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN :
Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions numériques de grands classiques de la littérature ainsi que des livres rares, dans les domaines suivants :
● Fiction : roman, poésie, théâtre, jeunesse, policier, libertin.
● Non fiction : histoire, essais, biographies, pratiques.