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A Tale of Two Cities (version 4)

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Charles Dickens


A small group of people become embroiled in the tumultuous events of the French Revolution. - Summary by Brad Filippone

The Pickwick Papers (version 3)

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Charles Dickens


Mr Pickwick, founder of the Pickwick Club, sets out with his three friends, Tupman, Snodgrass, and Winkle, to observe the world. They inten…

Christmas Books

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Charles Dickens


From 1843 to 1848, Charles Dickens wrote a series of five novellas to be published at Christmas. Most people are familiar with the first, &…

Dombey and Son (version 3)

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Charles Dickens


To Paul Dombey, the business is everything, and he must have a son who will learn the business and eventually inherit it. Will his newborn, …

The Old Curiosity Shop (version 3)

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Charles Dickens


Nell and her elderly grandfather must flee from home after losing their shop and home to the evil Mr. Quilp. Her good-for-nothing brother, c…

Nicholas Nickleby (Version 4)

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Charles Dickens


After the death of his father, Nicholas must provide for his mother and sister. His wealthy uncle provides him with employment at a boys' s…

Oliver Twist (version 7)

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Charles Dickens


Orphan boy Oliver is forced into child labor at an early age, and after a simple plea for more food, finds himself alone in the streets of L…

Master Humphrey's Clock

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Charles Dickens


Between April of 1840 and December of the following year, Charles Dickens published Master Humphrey's Clock - a weekly periodical that prese…

American Notes (Version 2)

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Charles Dickens


Charles Dickens records his impressions of America during his 1842 journey. - Summary by Brad "Hamlet" Filippone

Barnaby Rudge (version 3)

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Charles Dickens


The Protestant Sir John Chester and the Catholic Geoffrey Haredale have been feuding for years. In "Romeo and Juliet" fashion, Che…

Martin Chuzzlewit (Version 3)

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Charles Dickens


Dickens portrayal of selfishness, in this case in the Chuzzlewit family. Old Martin has a great fortune, and everyone wants in on it, espec…

Sketches by Boz, version 2

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Charles Dickens


A collection of early writings of Charles Dickens under his early pseudonym, "Boz." They first appeared in various publications f…

The Gardener and the Manor

In Hans Christian Andersen: Fairytales and Short Stories Volume 6, 1866 to 1875

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Hans Christian Andersen


A collection of some of Hans Christian Andersen's works. He is a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales. Summary by Kristin…

THE CHILDREN IN THE WOOD

In More English Fairy Tales

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Joseph Jacobs


"This volume will come, I fancy, as a surprise both to my brother folk-lorists and to the public in general. It might naturally have be…