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A Child's History of England is a book by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in Household Words, running from 25 January 1851 to 10 December 1853

A Child's History of England is a book by Charles Dickens. It first appeared in serial form in Household Words, running from 25 January 1851 to 10 December 1853. Dickens also published the work in book form in three volumes: the first volume on 20 December 1851, the second on 25 December 1852 and the third on 24 December 1853. Although the volumes were published in December, each was postdated the following year.

A Child's History of England. A Child's History of England. Chapter I - ancient england and the romans. Free Public Domain E-Books from the. Classic Literature Library. A Child's History of England Page 01. IF you look at a Map of the World, you will see, in the left-hand upper corner of the Eastern Hemisphere, two Islands lying in the sea. They are England and Scotland, and Ireland. England and Scotland form the greater part of these Islands.

The first instalment of the book appeared on January 25, 1851 and the last instalment was pblished on December 25, 1852.

Dickens, Charles - A Child's History of England. The Goal of Project Gutenberg is to Give Away One Trillion Etext. Page 2. Dickens, Charles - A Child's History of England

Dickens, Charles - A Child's History of England. Files by the December 31, 2001. Dickens, Charles - A Child's History of England. a refund of the money (if any) you paid for this etext by. sending a request within 30 days of receiving it to the person.

A Child's History of England Paperback – January 11, 2008. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most widely read English writers

A Child's History of England Paperback – January 11, 2008. by. Charles Dickens (Author). Charles Dickens (1812-1870) is one of the most widely read English writers. Dickens started his writing career as a freelance reporter for the proctors in the Court of Doctors' commons, which later served as a source of information and inspiration for many of his vivid characters and social novels. In 1832, at the age of 20, he became a reporter on The Mirror of Parliament and on The Trues Sun.

England and Scotland form the greater part of these Islands. The little neighbouring islands, which are so small upon the Map as to be mere dots, are chiefly little bits of Scotland, - broken off, I dare say, in the course of a great length of time, by the power of the restless water. In the old days, a long, long while ago, before Our Saviour was born on earth and lay asleep in a manger, these Islands were in the same place, and the stormy sea roared round them, just as it roars now.

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A Child’s History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in three volume book form in 1852, 1853, and 1854

A Child’s History of England first appeared in serial form, running from January 25, 1851 to December 10, 1853 and was first published in three volume book form in 1852, 1853, and 1854. Dickens dedicated the book to My own dear children, whom I hope it may help, bye and bye, to read with interest larger and better books on the same subject. The history covered the period between 50 BC and 1689, ending with a chapter summarising events from then until the ascension of Queen Victoria. Stream audiobook and download chapters.

Charles Dickens And His Entertaining History Lessons. In the introduction, Dickens claimed that he wrote this book for his lovely kids

Charles Dickens And His Entertaining History Lessons. In the introduction, Dickens claimed that he wrote this book for his lovely kids. The idea was to make the subject interesting enough for his children so that they would move on to bigger, better and more sophisticated history books. The work covers the events since 50 BC all the way up to 1689.

Kanal
Charles Dickens tackles the history of the Kings and Queens of England. Written for children, it was an enjoyable read for this adult. I learned some interesting takes on royalty in England. This writer of famous novels made a detailed subject enjoyable and not dry at all. Dickens had a refreshing objectivity regarding some kings and queens - they weren't liked or disliked because of their station in life, but based upon what they did and how they used that station. I loved the quote on lawyers about King Charles II. He couldn't be wrong because a king "can't be wrong". The book ends during the reign of Queen Victoria while her husband is still alive. That was sad to me. It was a good read though.
Hra
When I grew up our household had a set of books by Charles Dickens. I progressed from filling the endpapers with infantile scribbles to actually reading some. My two favorites were A Christmas Carol and a Child's History of England. I read and reread this book many times. What drew me in was the sweep of history from King Arthur to just before Victorian times told in incredibly colorful prose. Of course, the book's title tells it all. This is the exact opposite of academic history. Here, there are no pages long footnotes giving dry scholarly arguments pro and con. Nor is it like modern textbooks pushing anachronistic agendas in a heavy handed manner.

No, this is history told by a great novelist for the purpose of helping young people appreciate the history of their civilization. This is precisely the effect it had on me. The book captures history through the telling of tales, legends, and people. The prose is, often quite vivid. I always remember this phrase: "and he was tied to a horse, taken to the Isle of Ely where his eyes were pulled out of his head..." No kid, raised on slam, bang, pow movies and comic books could miss the point here. History is not for the faint-hearted. One of Dickens' strengths as a writer has been to show that we live in a world of consequences.

Because of this book, I learned to love history. Not history as memorization of dates, but history as the actions and reactions of living, breathing people. Rereading this story today is just as exciting a trip as it was 6o years ago, when I was in 5th grade. And...you can't beat the price on Kindle.
Felolune
I've never read much Dickens, but I can't put down this book. What a compelling read! A couple of logical fallacies here and there, but it really doesn't take away from the overall presentation. I wish I had discovered this in high school. I bought another copy for my daughter who is a sophomore in high school.

Aren't there free text versions available you can cram on to your Kindle? You bet. But you are going to spend a lot of time formatting it to make it readable. I tried, but it wasn't a lot of fun and the results weren't that satisfying.

As of this writing this version is selling for $0.99 -- at this price it's not worth trying to format it yourself.
Faehn
It is simply written for children, but Dickens is the greatest. However, this is the first book I have tried to read on a screen. It is not the same, I miss the feel and smell of paper.
Gianni_Giant
Written for children but a fun readread for the older crowd
Zodama
No one can write about old England as Charles Dickens. His own background of poverty and his own
life in a poor house in England. Stayed with him and showed its good, bad, sadness, and winning
in the only way a man of his character can say. I was in England about two years ago and I went to
to visit the house he grew up in. I am so glad I had this wonderful opportunity. I cant really describe it, except
to say it was surreal. Mary
Nkeiy
A Child's History of England is a nice summary, although a bit biased, of English history seen through the lens of Mr. Dickens. I enjoyed it. Most readers of English history will enjoy it, I believe, and also fans of Charles Dickens.
What the Dickens? Alice Munro's piece for the New Yorker put me on to this marvelous, wry, and often hilarious history from Dicken s, of all people. Don't miss it. Read it with and to the history buffs among your children.
A Child's History of England ebook
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Charles Dickens
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