This is a captivating history of England for children from one of the best-loved novelists of all time. Written just after David Copperfield, at the same time as "Bleak House", and in the engaging and conversational style typical of his most celebrated fiction, Dickens' "History of England for Children" is an undiscovered treasure trove of a book. ...
This is a captivating history of England for children from one of the best-loved novelists of all time. Written just after David Copperfield, at the same time as "Bleak House", and in the engaging and conversational style typical of his most celebrated fiction, Dickens' "History of England for Children" is an undiscovered treasure trove of a book. This carefully selected, lightly abridged version shows traditional storytelling at its best. Dickens' lovable theatricality, witty observations and compelling narrative give children access to one of England's greatest writers, and to some of the most powerful stories from its past. For adults, it offers an engaging reminder of the English history we ought to know: who was Hereward the Wake, how was it that Thomas a Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral, and was Canute really trying to stop the tide? Interesting, informative and accessible, "A Child's History of England" takes its reader on a fascinating journey, from Ancient England and the Romans to Victoria's reign and Dickens' own lifetime. Full of sensational plots, gallant heroes and brutal villains, high adventure and terrible tragedy, it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good story and some horrible history!
Acceptable. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Chipping to half leatherette binding, interior clean. Library markings limited to bookplate at rear pastedown. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Good. No Jacket. No date. pages have some tanning in margins-reading is not affected. binding is good, shows some signs of beginning to crack. cover is scuffed and worn esp. on edges and corners. front free endpage has owner's name and date...
Near Very Good/No DJ. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Inside front cover binding cracked but webbing intact. Red Covers with Gold Decorations with a bit of fading or discoloration on covers. Name of Previous owner on front endpaper and bookplate inside front cover.
VG- Hardcover, half red leather with marbled covers and end papers, gilt lettering on spine, gilt top edge, frontispiece with tissue guard intact, 671 pages. Clean, square, unmarked copy. Some shelf wear, chip to top of spine.
Good. Hardcover: 290 pages Publisher: W.B. Conkey Company. 1900. no date (c. 1900), 200 pages, 80 illustrations, blue pictorial decorative cloth cover. Foxing on foredges. Pages age darkened but not brittle. One tiny area on cover where drop of water removed some cover dye on the nice decorative cover. Binding reglued. Otherwise, contents good condition.
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