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Charles Dickens' Terrible Childhood
The Man Who Invented Christmas vs the True Story of Charles Dickens
In this coming-of-age story, the orphaned Pip is brought up by the heavy hand of his ill-tempered older sister and thankfully her caring, but poor blacksmith husband Joe my favorite character , and as Pip becomes a young man, his secret dream to leave his present sphere of life as Joe's apprentice and be brought up as a gentleman winning the hand of the beautiful Estella seems impossible until a mysterious benefactor makes his dream come true Written with meticulous character detail, this suspenseful, funny and entertaining adventure follows Pip's "educational" and eventful life ultimately leading to the true source of his "Great Expectations". Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving….
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol inspired by visits to Cornwall
Behind that fun-loving exterior was a man with a bit of a competitive edge to prove that he could conquer any challenge. In fact, both The Cat in the Hat , published in , and Green Eggs and Ham , published in were the results of publishers daring the author to write with a limited number of words. Seuss' Inspiration for the Grinch? He often visited the Springfield Zoo with his dad and loved pencil sketching the animals. Seuss in
It was first published as a serial in —50, and as a book in David Copperfield is also an autobiographical novel :  "a very complicated weaving of truth and invention",  with events following Dickens's own life. At first glance, the work is modelled on 18th-century "personal histories" that were very popular, like Henry Fielding 's Joseph Andrews or Tom Jones , but David Copperfield is a more carefully structured work. It begins, like other novels by Dickens, with a bleak picture of childhood in Victorian England, followed by young Copperfield's slow social ascent, as he painfully provides for his aunt, while continuing his studies.