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2 by Charles Dickens: David Copperfield and Oliver Twist


2 by Charles Dickens: David Copperfield and Oliver Twist


David Copperfield and Oliver Twist have become two of the most widely read and influential books ever written. They are two of Charles Dickens’ rare and genuine masterpieces: enchanting works of artistry deserving of the label in a thousand different ways.

They reveal the astounding range, subtlety, artistry, and depth of thought of a true literary colossus.

Published in hundreds of editions and translated into virtually every modern language, they have not been out of print since the early 1800’s.

* Contains extended historical context: A Critical Essay, The Legacy of Charles Dickens By Gregory Harkness, author of The Basics of Life.

CHARLES DICKENS (1812-1870), one of the greatest authors of the Victorian Period, transformed the art of fiction. The author of numerous novels and short stories, including Great Expectations, A Tale Of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and Bleak House, he is considered to be a central figure in the development of the modern novel.  

PHILIP DOSSICK is the New York Times critically acclaimed writer and director of the motion picture The P.O.W. He has written for television, including the outstanding drama, Transplant, produced by David Susskind for CBS. His most recent books include Aztecs: Epoch Of Social Revolution, Sex And Dreams, Mark Twain In Seattle, Oscar Wilde: Sodomy and Heresy, The Naked Citizen: Notes On Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Raymond Chowder And Bob Skloot Must Die, The Deposition, Vincent Van Gogh: Madness and Magic, Lenny Bruce: The Myth of Free Speech, and Ghost Dance Prophets: From Martin Luther King to Mahatma Gandhi.


The countless admirers of Charles Dickens will be delighted by the appearance of this lavishly produced twenty-first century edition of Oliver Twist and David Copperfield.

—Matt Travers

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