What the Dickens by David Grylls

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Published by BBC Education in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870.,
  • Dickens, Charles, -- 1812-1870.,
  • English literature -- Criticism and interpretation -- 19th century.

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Book details

StatementDavid Grylls.
The Physical Object
Pagination36p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16831903M
ISBN 101860001300
OCLC/WorldCa33209042

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Generally regarded as one of the giants of English literature, Charles Dickens enjoyed extensive popularity during his lifetime and his books continue to be widely read. Born in in England, Dickens did factory work as a child and had little formal education.

While working as a reporter, Dickens published his first stories and sketches. — 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 telling a very unusual tale.

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