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The Adventures of Oliver Twist

The Adventures of Oliver Twist


Charles Dickens

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OLIVER TWIST by Charles Dickens CHAPTER I TREATS OF THE PLACE WHERE OLIVER TWIST WAS BORN AND OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING HIS BIRTH Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse and in this workhouse was born on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, inasmuch as it can be of no ...

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist


Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens Oliver Twist or the parish boys progress CHAPTER I TREATS OF THE PLACE WHERE OLIVER TWIST WAS BORN AND OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES ATTENDING HIS BIRTH Among other public buildings in a certain town, which for many reasons it will be prudent to refrain from mentioning, and to which I will assign no fictitious name, there is one anciently common to most towns, great or small: to wit, a workhouse and in this workhouse was born on a day and date which I need not trouble myself to repeat, ...

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Great Expectations

Great Expectations


Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens Great Expectations Chapter I My fathers family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip. I give Pirrip as my fathers family name, on the authority of his tombstone and my sister,-Mrs. Joe Gargery, who married the blacksmith. As I never saw my father or my mother, and never saw any likeness of either of them for their days were long before ...

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Dombey and Son

Dombey and Son


Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens Dombey and Son CHAPTER 1 Dombey and Son Dombey sat in the corner of the darkened room in the great arm-chair by the bedside, and Son lay tucked up warm in a little basket bedstead, carefully disposed on a low settee immediately in front of the fire and close to it, as if his constitution were analogous to that of a muffin, and it was essential to toast him brown while he was very new. Dombey was about eight-and-forty years of age. Son about eight-and-forty minutes. Dombey was ...

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David Copperfield

David Copperfield


Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens David Copperfield THE PERSONAL HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE OF DAVID COPPERFIELD THE YOUNGER PREFACE TO 1850 EDITION I do not find it easy to get sufficiently far away from this Book, in the first sensations of having finished it, to refer to it with the composure which this formal heading would seem to require. My interest in it, is so recent and strong and my mind is so divided between pleasure and regret pleasure in the achievement of a long design, regret in the separation from ...

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Bleak House

Bleak House


Charles Dickens

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Charles Dickens Bleak House PREFACE A Chancery judge once had the kindness to inform me, as one of a company of some hundred and fifty men and women not labouring under any suspicions of lunacy, that the Court of Chancery, though the shining subject of much popular prejudice at which point I thought the judges eye had a cast in my direction, was almost immaculate. There had been, he admitted, a trivial blemish or so in its rate of progress, but this was exaggerated and had been entirely owing to ...

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