‘Wealth and beggary, virtue and vice, repletion and the direst hunger, all treading on each other and crowding together’
Could any writer portray London better than Charles Dickens? Dickens knew the city inside out, walking the streets day and night, in all weathers, and drawing inspiration from everything he saw. The fog, the mud, the churning river, the clamour of church bells, and at every corner schemes of business or pleasure – this is Dickens’s London in the company of some of his most memorable characters.
Selected from the work of Charles Dickens
VINTAGE MINIS: GREAT MINDS. BIG IDEAS. LITTLE BOOKS.
A series of short books by the world’s greatest writers on the experiences that make us human
Also in the Vintage Minis series:
Murder by Arthur Conan Doyle
Power by William Shakespeare
Independence by Charlotte Bronte
They look good and read well. That’s win/win in our book
Literature for the Twitter generation
Everyone has their preferred festive fare – but what might it tell you about your reading habits? Here, we use cutting-edge literary science to formulate a personalised recommended book list, whether you’re a stuffing buff, a potato pundit or a sprout savant.
Not all superheroes wear capes. A lot of them turn out to be dads or father figures in our lives. So, to celebrate those heroes, we’ve picked out some of our favourite father figures from children’s books.