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.

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