A Child's History of England

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Mar 19, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 352 pages
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A Child's History of England: This book covers the period of English history from 50 B.C. to 1689. The work also includes a summarized version of events from 1689 to the accession of Queen Victoria to the throne. The book was used as a text in the British schools until the 1950s, when changing attitudes toward colonialism led to its being replaced.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
16
CHAPTER III
24
CHAPTER IV
34
CHAPTER V
52
CHAPTER VI
55
CHAPTER VII
67
CHAPTER VIII
74
CHAPTER XIII
153
CHAPTER XIV
168
CHAPTER XV
188
CHAPTER XVI
208
CHAPTER XVII
235
CHAPTER XVIII
251
CHAPTER XIX
272
CHAPTER XX
290

CHAPTER IX
86
CHAPTER X
98
CHAPTER XI
115
CHAPTER XII
121
CHAPTER XXI
299
CHAPTER XXII
316
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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on February 7, 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.

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