Audiobook: Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1
Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1
1 - Prince Bull: A Fairy Tale from 'Reprinted Pieces'
- Download Prince Bull: A Fairy Tale from 'Reprinted Pieces' audio
- Download The Poor Relation's Story from 'Some Christmas Stories' audio
- Download Speech: February 1842, Boston audio
- Download Barbox Brothers from 'Mugby Junction' audio
- Download Barbox Brothers & Co. from 'Mugby Junction' audio
- Download Main Line: The Boy at Mugby from 'Mugby Junction' audio
- Download Frauds on the Fairies from Household Words Vol. VIII No. 184 audio
- Download Introductory Romance From the Pen of William Tinkling, Esq. (Aged Eight) from 'Holiday Romance' audio
- Download Old Lamps for New Ones audio
- Download A Tale of the Good Old Times audio
- Download Some Particulars Concerning a Lion from 'Mudfog and Other Sketches' audio
- Download To be Read at Dusk audio
- Download The Ghost of the Late Mr. James Barber audio
- Download The Amusements of the People I audio
- Download A Walk In A Workhouse from 'Reprinted Pieces' audio
- Download The Hymn of the Wiltshire Labourers audio
- Download Speech: London, June 5 1867 to the Railway Benevolent Society audio
- Download The Holly Tree, First Branch - Myself audio
- Download The Holly Tree, Second Branch - The Boots audio
- Download The Holly Tree, Third Branch - The Bill audio
The Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection comprises short works previously unrecorded for LibriVox - fiction, essays, poetry, letters, magazine articles and speeches - and each volume will be a potpourri of all genres and periods of his writing. This first volume was released on Dickens' 200th birthday, February 7th 2012 and further volumes followed during the anniversary year.
Volume 1 includes short stories including, amongst others, The Holly Tree, the first part of Holiday Romance and three pieces from Mugby Junction.
Some items requiring a little further explanation are Prince Bull, written as a fairy tale, but in reality a scathing attack on the Government's handling of supplies to the troops in the Crimean War; Old Lamps for New Ones in which Dickens makes clear his low opinion of the ethos of the Pre-Raphaelite school of painting; and Frauds on the Fairies, a polemic against George Cruikshank's bowdlerisation of fairy tales for moralistic purposes, and the interesting revelation that 'product placement' is by no means a new phenomenon. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)
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