Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection Vol. 1

Charles Dickens (1812 - 1870)

The Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection comprises short works previously unrecorded for LibriVox - fiction, essays, poetry, letters, magazine articles and speeches - and each volume will be a potpourri of all genres and periods of his writing. This first volume was released on Dickens' 200th birthday, February 7th 2012 and further volumes followed during the anniversary year.

Volume 1 includes short stories including, amongst others, The Holly Tree, the first part of Holiday Romance and three pieces from Mugby Junction.

Some items requiring a little further explanation are Prince Bull, written as a fairy tale, but in reality a scathing attack on the Government's handling of supplies to the troops in the Crimean War; Old Lamps for New Ones in which Dickens makes clear his low opinion of the ethos of the Pre-Raphaelite school of painting; and Frauds on the Fairies, a polemic against George Cruikshank's bowdlerisation of fairy tales for moralistic purposes, and the interesting revelation that 'product placement' is by no means a new phenomenon. (Introduction by Ruth Golding)

Genre(s): Poetry, Short Stories, Short non-fiction

Language: English

Group: Charles Dickens 200th Anniversary Collection - 5 Volumes

Section Chapter Author Source Reader Time Language
Play 01 Prince Bull: A Fairy Tale from 'Reprinted Pieces' Charles Dickens Etext Carl Manchester
00:16:22 en
Play 02 The Poor Relation's Story from 'Some Christmas Stories' Charles Dickens Etext Michele Eaton
00:25:06 en
Play 03 Speech: February 1842, Boston Charles Dickens Etext Laurie Anne Walden
00:11:31 en
Play 04 Barbox Brothers from 'Mugby Junction' Charles Dickens Etext Andy Minter (1934-2017)
01:00:42 en
Play 05 Barbox Brothers & Co. from 'Mugby Junction' Charles Dickens Etext Andy Minter (1934-2017)
00:41:59 en
Play 06 Main Line: The Boy at Mugby from 'Mugby Junction' Charles Dickens Etext ToddHW
00:22:54 en
Play 07 Frauds on the Fairies from Household Words Vol. VIII No. 184 Charles Dickens Etext NoelBadrian
00:21:43 en
Play 08 Introductory Romance From the Pen of William Tinkling, Esq. (Aged Eight) from 'Holiday Romance' Charles Dickens Etext Elizabeth Klett
00:17:47 en
Play 09 Old Lamps for New Ones Charles Dickens Etext Ruth Golding
00:17:19 en
Play 10 A Tale of the Good Old Times Charles Dickens Etext TriciaG
00:23:00 en
Play 11 Some Particulars Concerning a Lion from 'Mudfog and Other Sketches' Charles Dickens Etext Elizabeth Klett
00:12:33 en
Play 12 To be Read at Dusk Charles Dickens Etext TriciaG
00:28:42 en
Play 13 The Ghost of the Late Mr. James Barber Charles Dickens Etext Jason Mills
00:17:19 en
Play 14 The Amusements of the People I Charles Dickens Etext Mary Schneider
00:18:06 en
Play 15 A Walk In A Workhouse from 'Reprinted Pieces' Charles Dickens Etext Carl Manchester
00:18:43 en
Play 16 The Hymn of the Wiltshire Labourers Charles Dickens Etext K.G.Cross
00:02:26 en
Play 17 Speech: London, June 5 1867 to the Railway Benevolent Society Charles Dickens Etext Arielle Lipshaw
00:11:03 en
Play 18 The Holly Tree, First Branch - Myself Charles Dickens Etext Ruth Golding
00:57:28 en
Play 19 The Holly Tree, Second Branch - The Boots Charles Dickens Etext Ruth Golding
00:27:15 en
Play 20 The Holly Tree, Third Branch - The Bill Charles Dickens Etext Ruth Golding
00:08:40 en