Item description for The Queen of Hearts by Charles Dickens...
At the last word his voice rose, and he grew restless on a sudden. I saw him shudder on the straw; his withered face became distorted, and he threw up both his hands with a quick hysterical gasp. They struck against the bottom of the manger under which he lay, and the blow awakened him. I had just time to slip through the door and close it before his eyes were fairly open, and his senses his own again.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.15 lbs.
Release Date Aug 2, 2007
Publisher Tutis Digital Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN 8184560990 ISBN13 9788184560992
Availability 0 units.
More About Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens (1812 70) had a happy childhood until age twelve when, due to his father s confinement in debtors prison, he was forced to leave school to work in a factory. He taught himself shorthand and worked as a parliamentary reporter until his writing career took off with the publication of Sketches by Boz (1836) and The Pickwick Papers (1837). As a novelist and magazine editor, Dickens had a long run of serialized success, including Oliver Twist (1838), David Copperfield (1850), A Tale of Two Cities (1859), and Great Expectations (1861). In later years, ill health slowed him down, but he continued his popular dramatic readings from his fiction to an adoring public, which included Queen Victoria. At his death, The Mystery of Edwin Drood remained unfinished. Frederick Busch (1941 2006) was the author of eighteen works of fiction, including Closing Arguments, Girls, and The Mutual Friend, a novel about Charles Dickens. The winner of numerous awards, he was the Fairchild Professor of Literature at Colgate University. Jane Smiley is an American novelist. In addition to her many novels (including Ten Days in the Hills, Horse Heaven, and A Thousand Acres), she wrote a short biography of Charles Dickens for the Penguin Lives series (2001)."
Charles Dickens was born in 1812 and died in 1870.
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Another Wilkie Collins book Aug 23, 2007
I have written a review of a Wilkie Collins book already, and though I didn't like this book quite as much as I did the last one I read, still it was enjoyable. In this story an older man, Griffith, lives in the country with his two elder brothers. They live a quiet life in an old house. Thier life changes when a young woman whom he had been co-guardian to , comes to his home to stay for 6 weeks in order to inherit her dead fathers' money upon her 21st birthday. With only a short time left to the young womans visit, Griffith recices a letter from his son who is going to sail back home. In the letter his son reveals that he is in love with the young woamn, Jessie. In order to keep Jessie there in time for his son to come back and declare his feelings, Griffith and his 2 brothers write stories to keep her entertained. The contents of much of the book are the brother's stories. The book brings to mind Scheherezade, who told her stories-like Aladdin and the lamp-to her husband to preserve her life. It is an enjoyable read, and easy to get through.