Wednesday, September 17, 2008

What the Dickens!

Nineteenth Century novels in general, and Charles Dickens novels in particular, have captured my fancy lately. When I mentioned my current interest to Hubby, I saw his eBay eyes light up.

Sure enough, he surprised me with a very nice 10-volume "Standard Classics" set of Charles Dickens books this past weekend. He was going to save it for Christmas, but gave it to me early as a "congratulations" present because I won my trial last week (a big deal for me

This is the complete set of that particular edition, but not a complete set of Dickens's works. It includes The Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities, and Christmas Stories (some in multiple volumes, which is why there are 10 books total).

It is beautiful. The seller said it is a 1930 edition, although I did not find any publication date. He said he found the set in its original box, unread.

Good husband. Great books.


  1. Beautiful set! Congrats and enjoy!

  2. Oh man, what a lovely gift. If a fire, grab Dickens set first.

  3. Rebecca: A belated thanks!

    Tea: Kittens first, then the Dickens. :)


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