'Jarndyce and Jardyce' is an infamous lawsuit that has been in process for generations. Nobody can remember exactly how the case started but many different individuals have found their fortunes caught up in it. Esther Summerson watches as her friends and neighbours are consumed by their hopes and disappointments with the proceedings.
Idéal pour commencer à lire en VO un classique de la littérature anglo-saxonne. A découvrir : un texte en anglais adapté et revu par des enseignants, de belles illustrations, un lexique en fin d'ouvrage pour aider à la compréhension du texte et une version audio pour s'imprégner du bon accent dès la classe de 6e.
petite divinité domestique, tour à tour silencieuse et volubile, le grillon est l'âme de la maison.
symbole du bonheur et de la sérénité, il apaise les coeurs rongés par le doute, la colère et l'aigreur. extraordinaire conteur, dickens dénonce la misère de la société industrielle tout en évoquant la vie quotidienne avec humour et s'impose comme l'un des plus grands écrivains anglais du xxe siècle.
Presents portrayal of the orphan Pip's journey of self-discovery. This title shows how a young man's life is transformed by a mysterious series of events - an encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a black-hearted old woman and a beautiful girl; and, a fortune from a secret donor.
Coketown is dominated by the figure of Mr Thomas Gradgrind, school owner and model of Utilitarian success. Feeding both his pupils and his family with facts, he bans fancy and wonder from young minds. As a consequence his obedient daughter Louisa marries the loveless businessman and bully of humility Mr Bounderby.
Paul Dombey is an ambitious, calculating London merchant. He pins all his hopes for the future of his shipping firm on his fragile son whilst his daughter, Florence, goes unnoticed and neglected. It is only when the firm faces ruin, and Dombey is staring at a life of desolate solitude that Florence may finally be valued.
récits célèbres d'un des plus grands écrivains de langue anglaise, david copperfield et un conte de noël, illustrent cette fusion poignante et savoureuse des larmes et du rire qui fait l'art de charles dickens.
ils sont présentés ici dans les versions qu'utilisait l'auteur lui-même pour les lectures publiques de ses oeuvres. david copperfield : six morceaux de bravoure sélectionnés par dickens et jalonnant la vie de david copperfield, témoin bouleversé d'un amour trahi. a christmas carol/un conte de noël : comment l'esprit de noël transforme un vieil avare et illumine la vie d'un petit infirme.
Charles Dickens died half way through writing "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", and ever since speculation has been rife as to how the tale might have unfolded. This title indicates how the great author might have finished this masterpiece, drawing from those leads a modern story of obsessive love, betrayal and murder.
This edition of one of Dickens's earlier novels is based on the accurate Clarendon edition of the text and includes the prefaces to the 1850 and 1867 editions and Dickens's Number Plans.
Described as a "tragedy of sorrows", the tale of Little Nell gripped the nation when it first appeared in 1841. It tells the story of Nell, uprooted from a secure and innocent childhood and cast into a world where evil takes many shapes, including Swiveller, Nubbles and the lecherous dwarf Quilp.
An account of Charles Dickens's experiences in Italy in which he portrays a nation of great contrasts: between grandiose buildings and squalid poverty, and between past and present. Combining travelogue with social commentary, this book is depicts an exciting and disquieting journey.
This is a one-volume collection of Dickens' most popular Christmas stories and articles. It includes "A Christmas Carol", "The Chimes" and "The Haunted Man" and a few short items from Dickens' journalism on the subject of Christmas.
When Nicholas's father dies he, his mother and sister, Kate, are left penniless. To earn his keep, Nicholas becomes a tutor at Dotheboys Hall but soon discovers that the headmaster, Wackford Squeers, is one eyed tyrant who insists on a harsh regime. Nicholas embarks on an adventure that takes him from loathsome boarding schools to the London stage. Dickens confronts issues of neglect and cruelty in this blackly comic masterpiece.