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  2. Charles Dickens - Wikipedia

    Dickens was the most popular novelist of his time, and remains one of the best-known and most-read of English authors. His works have never gone out of print , [212] and have been adapted continually for the screen since the invention of cinema, [213] with at least 200 motion pictures and TV adaptations based on Dickens's works documented. [214]

  3. Charles Dickens bibliography - Wikipedia

    The bibliography of Charles Dickens (1812–1870) includes more than a dozen major novels, many short stories (including Christmas-themed stories and ghost stories and baby stories), several plays, several non-fiction books, and individual essays and articles.

  4. Enid Blyton - Wikipedia

    Early life and education. Enid Blyton was born on 11 August 1897 in East Dulwich, South London, United Kingdom, the eldest of three children, to Thomas Carey Blyton (1870–1920), a cutlery salesman (recorded in the 1911 census with the occupation of "Mantle Manufacturer dealer [in] women's suits, skirts, etc.") and his wife Theresa Mary (née Harrison; 1874–1950).

  5. David Copperfield - Wikipedia

    Chesterton published an important defence of Dickens in his book Charles Dickens in 1906, where he describes him as this “most English of our great writers”. Dickens's literary reputation grew in the 1940s and 1950s because of essays by George Orwell and Edmund Wilson (both published in 1940), and Humphrey House's The Dickens World (1941 ...

  6. Great Expectations - Wikipedia

    Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel. It depicts the education of an orphan nicknamed Pip (the book is a bildungsroman; a coming-of-age story).

  7. List of best-selling books - Wikipedia

    Having sold more than 500 million copies worldwide, Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling is the best-selling book series in history. The first novel in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone , has sold in excess of 120 million copies, [13] making it one of the best-selling books of all time.

  8. Oliver Twist - Wikipedia

    Oliver Twist, or the Parish Boy's Progress, Charles Dickens's second novel, was published as a serial from 1837 to 1839, and as a three-volume book in 1838. Born in a workhouse, the orphan Oliver Twist is bound into apprenticeship with an undertaker.

  9. A Christmas Carol - Wikipedia

    It was Dickens's most popular book in the United States, and sold over two million copies in the hundred years following its first publication there. [53] The high production costs upon which Dickens insisted led to reduced profits, and the first edition brought him only £230 (equal to £24,000 in 2022 pounds) [69] rather than the £1,000 ...