Night Walks (Google eBook)

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Penguin UK, Aug 26, 2010 - Literary Collections - 128 pages
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Charles Dickens describes in Night Walks his time as an insomniac, when he decided to cure himself by walking through London in the small hours, and discovered homelessness, drunkenness and vice on the streets. This collection of essays shows Dickens as one of the greatest visionaries of the city in all its variety and cruelty.

GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.


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User Review  - Jessie - Goodreads

Quite tricky and loaded with references that I didn't get, and words I wasn't sure of! I did grasp a few interesting ideas and particularly enjoyed the Gone Astray, about getting lost in London as a child. Read full review

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User Review  - Guna - Goodreads

I have a strong suspicion that Charles Dickens had an aversion to words with less than three syllables. Vocabulary aside, this left me in two minds. Some of the essays (and some parts of separate ... Read full review


Night Walks
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Wapping Workhouse
A Small Star in the East
On an Amateur Beat
Trading in Death

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About the author (2010)

Charles Dickens was born in Portsmouth on 7 February 1812. A journalist and novelist of genius, he was the dominant force in English literary life from the publication of The Pickwick Papers in 1836 to his death in 1870.

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