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 pot pourri 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