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by Peter Haining

Free eBook Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens download ISBN: 0720610451
Author: Peter Haining
Publisher: Peter Owen Ltd (August 1, 1997)
Language: English
Pages: 224
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Short Stories and Anthologies
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Hunted Down, first published in 1996 (I read the 2013 reprint), assembles 12 fiction and no-fiction stories by Dickens, which not only support Haining’s thesis but also demonstrate that Dickens was almost intimately familiar with the workings of the police

Hunted Down, first published in 1996 (I read the 2013 reprint), assembles 12 fiction and no-fiction stories by Dickens, which not only support Haining’s thesis but also demonstrate that Dickens was almost intimately familiar with the workings of the police. Roughly half of the stories are non-fiction reports, including detectives talking with Dickens about some of their well-known cases and Dickens actually shadowing detectives as they investigated various crimes.

I. MOST of us see some romances in life. There is nothing truer than physiognomy, taken in connection with manner. In my capacity as Chief Manager ofa Life Assurance Office, I think I have within the last thirty years seenmore romances than the generality of men, however unpromising theopportunity may, at first sight, seem. The art of reading that book of which Eternal Wisdom obliges every humancreature to present his or her own page with the individual characterwritten on it, is a difficult one, perhaps, and is little studied. Itmay require some natural aptitude, and it must require (for everythingdoes) some patience and some pains.

Late in September or early in October I was down at Scarboroughfor a breath of sea-air, where I met him on the beach

Late in September or early in October I was down at Scarboroughfor a breath of sea-air, where I met him on the beach. He was not alone, but had a young lady on his arm. She was dressed in mourning, and I looked at her with great interest. She had the appearance of being extremely delicate, and her face wasremarkably pale and melancholy; but she was very pretty.

His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, Little Dorrit, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities.

In this classic anthology, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Charles Dickens' detective stories

In this classic anthology, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Charles Dickens' detective stories. Added to the stories are extracts from the novels in which the men of the law make their mark. These law officers and the circumstances in which they work were based on Dickens' observations of the fledgling police detective force when he was a solicitor's In this classic anthology, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Charles Dickens' detective stories.

Charles Dickens was one of the great pioneers of detective fiction. While the larger-than-life characters in his novels have settled themselves in the public imagination. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, England

Charles Dickens was one of the great pioneers of detective fiction. Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Landport, Portsmouth, England. His father, John Dickens, was a clerk in the Navy Pay Office at Portsmouth, and his wife Elizabeth Dickens (née Barrow, 1789–1863) was a housewife. In 1814, John Dickens was transferred to London, and in 1817, the whole family moved to Chatham, near the naval docks. When he was ten, the family relocated to 16 Bayham Street, Camden Town in London.

In Hunted Down, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Dicken's detective stories. Added to these are extracts from the novels in which the men of the law make their mark, including Mr Nadgett from Martin Chuzzlewit, the first serious detective in an English novel, and Inspector Bucket from Bleak House.

Here, Peter Haining has assembled a fascinating selection of Dickens's detective stories. Peter Owen Publishers. Added to these are extracts from the novels in which the men of the law make their mark, including Mr. Nadgett from Martin Chuzzlewit, the first serious detective in an English novel, and Inspector Bucket from Bleak House. I'm not sure why this is subtitled with "detective stories" as Hunted Down is a single story.

Hunted Down: The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens. A unique collection of Dickens stories, rarely seen in print, establishing him as one of the masters of the detective genre. Charles Dickens was one of the great pioneers of detective fiction. While the larger-than-life characters in his novels have settled themselves in the public imagination, his detectives have had a profound effect on the development of crime fiction, and Dickens is now seen as the first major publicist for the police detective

Dickens' Christmas Stories (20 original stories as published between the years 1850 and 1867 in collaboration .

Dickens' Christmas Stories (20 original stories as published between the years 1850 and 1867 in collaboration with Wilkie Collins and others in Dickens' own Magazines). Ten Great Adventure Books: Around the World in 80 Days, 20000 Leagues Under the Seas, Journey to the Interior of the Earth, Treasure Island, Gulliver's Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Tom Sawyer, The Prince and the Pauper, David Copperfield, The Time Machi. Charles Dickens: 9 collections of short stories and sketches.

Shipped from UK, please allow 10 to 21 business days for arrival. 1st Edition. 223pp. Frontispieces, many illustrations including from steel engravings by Dalziel and Cruickshank et al. Appears unopened and unread, very good clean tight sound square, crisp corners and edges. A great addition to the library of reader and scholar alike.
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Maveri
This is one story, not a collection; but, for any reader who enjoys detective fiction, "Hunted Down," is an enjoyable read - both by itself and in consideration of its status as one of the first significant works in this genre. This story was published in 1859, so it is natural that the language and style of Charles Dickens seem somewhat encumbered, although it should be noted that the Sherlock Holmes stories that Arthur Conan Doyle began to write less than 30 years later do not have this handicap. But there are several positive elements of Dickens' nineteenth century style. For example, when Mr. Slinkton says, "I never repeat what I hear; it is the only way of paring the nails and shaving the head of Rumour," the reader appreciates this descriptive figure of speech that seems to have disappeared from contemporary English.

This tale is told from the first person perspective of a retired manager of a life assurance (insurance) office. As the story begins, Mr. Dickens seems to spend more time than necessary on the topic of physiognomy; but, after that, the storyteller holds the reader's attention much more effectively, and somewhat deceptively, to a well-developed conclusion.
Spilberg
This is Charles Dickens halfhearted attempt at a detective story during a period when he was fascinated by the new science of police detection. It is far from Edgar Allen Poe who was writing such about the same time. Had thought the book also had some of Dickens' thoughts on detectives and detection of crime but it did not. Cannot recommend it to anyone except a die hard Dickens fan.
Dozilkree
I love Dickens, but he can be hit or miss. When he is great, he is amazing. This is one of the minor pieces so don't expect his best. Detective fiction is really not his forte.
Ffleg
Any Dickens is good Dickens, and free Dickens is best of all -
But why call it "The Detective Stories of Charles Dickens" when it's only one story, and a short one at that??
The story itself is okay - it's no Nicholas Nickelby, but then not much is. ;)
Gavikelv
I was disappointed. I expected more than just one story, and more Dickens than mild gothic. It was probably part of his commercial writing obligation.
Xanna
Disappointing
Thetath
Did not expect it to end as it did. Love the twists and turns of a Dickens work. The characters are always most interesting.
A spell-binding short story written in Dickens' flowing and flawless prose. Sure to please any Dickensian! Most enjoyable! Highly recommend.