Among the most-read novels of all time, this classic tale has long been a favorite with general readers and required reading for students of English literature. Memorable characters, skillful plotting and Dickens's passionate concern with social issues make this book one of his finest achievements. Unabridged republication of the work as published by Bradbury and Evans, London, 1850.
After a childhood blighted by poverty, commercial success came early to Charles Dickens (1812-70). By the age of 24, he was an international sensation whose new novels were eagerly anticipated. Two centuries later, Dickens' popularity endures as readers revel in the warm humanity and rollicking humor of his tales of self-discovery.