This collection of six works by Charles Dickens was released in 2012 at the 200th anniversary of his birth. This boxed set features six lavish, clothbound editions, designed by Penguin's own award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith and part of the beautiful hardback "Clothbound Classics" series. These delectable editions are bound in high-quality colorful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. Includes Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, Oliver Twist, A Tale of Two Cities, Hard Times, and Bleak House.
2012 is the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of one of our greatest and most important novelists, Charles Dickens. To celebrate we're publishing six of his works in this exclusive and sumptuous boxed set of lavish, clothbound editions, designed by Penguin's own award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith. Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design.
Charles Dickens was born on 7 February 1812. He began Oliver Twist in 1837, followed by Nicholas Nickleby (1838) and The Old Curiosity Shop (1840-41). A Christmas Carol, appeared in 1843, David Copperfield in 1850. In later works, such as Bleak House (1853) and Little Dorrit (1857), Dickens's social criticism became more radical and his comedy more savage. He published Hard Times in 1854, A Tale of Two Cities in 1859 and Great Expectations in 1860. His last novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, was never completed and he died on 9 June 1870.