This beautifully illustrated book contains all of Charles Dickens' novels, and the novella A Christmas Carol, all skillfully retold for children. The retellings simplify the novels for a young modern reader, with quotations from the original text throughout. Wonderful illustrations by Maria Surducan show the characters and the smoggy London scenes. * The perfect book for children studying Charles Dickens, or those who simply enjoy reading wonderful stories. Each story has an introductory plate showing all the main characters and introducing the plot, as well as single and double plate illustrations depicting scenes from the story. Includes a section all about Charles Dickens, his times and other writings. An heirloom of the future, this beautiful book is richly produced to a standard this timeless classic deserves, with a padded Hardback cover, a ribbon marker and traditional binding.