The Vintage Classics Dickens Series: six beautifully tailored editions of Dickens' most beloved books
Dickens' supremely timeless work on ambition and self-improvement.
‘I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.’
Pip's life as an ordinary country boy is destined to be unexceptional until a chain of mysterious events lead him away from his humble origins and up the social ladder. His efforts to become a London gentleman bring him into contact not just with the upper classes but also with dangerous criminals. Pip's desire to improve himself is matched only by his longing for the icy-hearted Estella, but secrets from the past impede his progress and he has many hard lessons to learn.
A beautiful and quirky collectible edition as part of the Vintage Classics Dickens series.
A Christmas Carol
A Tale of Two Cities
“The greatest achievement of the greatest of all novelists”
“Dickens did what very few writers have managed to not only describe a city, but to define it... For all his sentimentality, [Dickens] was an extraordinary person, inseparable inthe imagination from London, just as London is inseparable from Dickens”
“David Copperfield is Dickens's Hamlet... I can't remember being so moved by one of his novels... What puts David Copperfield right up there with Bleak House and Great Expectations, however, is its sweet nature, and its surprising modernity... Completing David Copperfield has left me feeling bereft”
“I came to Dickens relatively late in life, but in a way, I think that's the best time. When you're a child, all you see is the plum-pudding characterization and twisting-and-turning storylines, and though that is part of the juicy pleasure of Dickens, you need to be an adult to get the heartbreaking measure of his genius. And nothing shows that more, for me, than David Copperfield. It's the fullest, most breathtakingly truthful story of life - not for nothing was it Freud's favorite novel”