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1 Charles Dickens David Copperfield
Konemann Classics 2000 3829053851 / 9783829053853 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
2.28 x 7.19 x 5.16; 1027 pages; Charles Dickens wrote this in serial form between 1848 and 1850. It is thought to be the most autobiographical of his novels and deals with the theme of the disciplining of the heart. There are those who live a life of the discipined heart, those whose hearts are undisciplined and those who learn to discipline their hearts over time. Told in the first person point of view of David Copperfield, it follows his life from boyhood to adulthood and the transformation that occurs as he learns to discpiline his heart. This two volume boxed set is a great addition to any library. 
Price: 14.95 USD
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2 Charles Dickens Great Expectations
Barnes & Noble 1998 1566194415 / 9781566194419 Hardcover As New in As New dust jacket; Dust jacket with minor shelf wear. 
1.60 x 8.60 x 6.20; 460 pages; This Charles Dickens classic is the story of Pip, an orphan raised by his overbearing sister sister and her gentle blacksmith husband. Pip finds a fugitive convict to whom he brings food and water. As Pip grows to adulthood, he is hired into a wealthy household where he eventually marries the haughty Estelle. Pip forgets his gentle honest moral compass as he begins to have great expectations of being a gentleman. This becomes reality when he comes into an inheritance from an anonymous benefactor. Pip gets divorced , treats his brother in law shamefuly and loses touch with his values. This was first published inweekly serial chapters. 
Price: 5.75 USD
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3 Charles Dickens Hard Times
Konemann Classics 1998 3895082295 / 9783895082290 Hardcover New in New dust jacket 
0.79 x 6.54 x 4.88; 327 pages; Set in Victorian Britain in a fictitious town named Coketown, Charles Dickens sought to make a statement of the socioeconomic state of the times, when Britain was going through capitalistic growth and while the underprivileged working class labored in poverty. This was published in weekly serials from April to August 1854. Sissy is a child of circus parents. Her father encourages her to get an education and has to abandon her to the school founded by Thomas Gradgrind Senior. Sissy is a dreamer, unspoiled and hopeful who is given the chance to study in the school and live at Stone Lodge with the Gradgrind children Louisa and Thomas Jr. Josiah Bounderby, Gradgrind's friend, associate, and self-made man marries Louisa, 30 years his junior. Sissy endears herself to the household and cares for the ailing Mrs. Gradgrind. She later takes over the management of the household when the matriarch dies. The subsequent chapters follow the life of the Gradgrind children and Sissy. There is the contrast between Gradgrind's pragmatism and Sissy's imaginative nature, the difference between Louisa and Thomas, Jr, and the chasm between the capitalists and the have nots. 
Price: 7.95 USD
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