Two Histories of England

Two Histories of England By Charles Dickens Jane Austen, Two Histories of England In these two forgotten gems of English literature Jane Austen and Charles Dickens offer delightful irreverent histories of their native land When she was only sixteen years old Jane Austen composed
  • Title: Two Histories of England
  • Author: Charles Dickens Jane Austen
  • ISBN: 9780061351952
  • Page: 390
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  • Two Histories of England By Charles Dickens Jane Austen, In these two forgotten gems of English literature, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens offer delightful, irreverent histories of their native land.When she was only sixteen years old, Jane Austen composed her bitingly satirical History of England for performance in her family s drawingroom A startling and precocious example of her celebrated wit not to mention a brilliant socIn these two forgotten gems of English literature, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens offer delightful, irreverent histories of their native land.When she was only sixteen years old, Jane Austen composed her bitingly satirical History of England for performance in her family s drawingroom A startling and precocious example of her celebrated wit not to mention a brilliant social commentary this lively piece sweeps rapidly across almost four centuries of British monarchy In rambunctious and wickedly funny prose, Austen s critique spans from Henry IV to Charles I, from Richard III to Mary Queen of Scots, offering a fierce parody of the kind of biased history that young ladies of Austen s time were being forced to study Reproduced here in its entirety, this is a rare, tantalizing look at the great novelist s budding talent, and an extraordinary bit of literary history that lay unpublished for than 130 years.Charles Dickens s A Child s History of England, by contrast, was written and published at the height of its author s considerable fame A gory and dramatic account, full of villains and heroes, the essay was originally intended as a study piece for his children, but in fact represented a sly, unconventional countertext to the straitlaced historical canon Dickens s exciting, flamboyant narrative is hugely evocative, both of the history he describes and of the time in which he himself was writing.With an insightful introduction by bestselling historian David Starkey, Two Histories of England brings together, in a single, irresistible volume, these remarkable and remarkably overlooked literary treasures by two of the world s most beloved writers.
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    1. Charles Dickens Jane Austen

      Charles John Huffam Dickens 7 February 1812 9 June 1870 was an English writer and social critic He created some of the world s best known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.Born in Portsmouth, Dickens left school to work in a factory when his father was incarcerated in a debtors prison Despite his lack of formal education, he edited a weekly journal for 20 years, wrote 15 novels, five novellas, hundreds of short stories and non fiction articles, lectured and performed extensively, was an indefatigable letter writer, and campaigned vigorously for children s rights, education, and other social reforms.Dickens was regarded as the literary colossus of his age His 1843 novella, A Christmas Carol, remains popular and continues to inspire adaptations in every artistic genre Oliver Twist and Great Expectations are also frequently adapted, and, like many of his novels, evoke images of early Victorian London His 1859 novel, A Tale of Two Cities, set in London and Paris, is his best known work of historical fiction Dickens s creative genius has been praised by fellow writers from Leo Tolstoy to George Orwell and G K Chesterton for its realism, comedy, prose style, unique characterisations, and social criticism On the other hand, Oscar Wilde, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf complained of a lack of psychological depth, loose writing, and a vein of saccharine sentimentalism The term Dickensian is used to describe something that is reminiscent of Dickens and his writings, such as poor social conditions or comically repulsive characters.On 8 June 1870, Dickens suffered another stroke at his home after a full day s work on Edwin Drood He never regained consciousness, and the next day, five years to the day after the Staplehurst rail crash, he died at Gad s Hill Place Contrary to his wish to be buried at Rochester Cathedral in an inexpensive, unostentatious, and strictly private manner, he was laid to rest in the Poets Corner of Westminster Abbey A printed epitaph circulated at the time of the funeral reads To the Memory of Charles Dickens England s most popular author who died at his residence, Higham, near Rochester, Kent, 9 June 1870, aged 58 years He was a sympathiser with the poor, the suffering, and the oppressed and by his death, one of England s greatest writers is lost to the world His last words were On the ground , in response to his sister in law Georgina s request that he lie down from

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    1. Charles Dickens s section of this book was about 80% of the book, with the remainder split between Austen s part and a very long introduction that I just skimmed The Dickens part was just a long excerpt from A Child s History of England , which was apparently used to teach history in British schools for about 100 years I envy those British kids, because it was a lot clever than the videos of an old man talking I got in place of a World History class Is it just me, or is reformation English hist [...]

    2. This was a lot of fun to read Austen s history, intended mostly for humor purposes, was very short and extremely silly and of course, extremely biased It was fun reading it, imagining her reading it out to her family.Dickens history was really interesting He was still rather biased but did seem to cover a lot of ground on all sides It s fascinating to me having been a history major to see how the subject of history has evolved, as this used to be considered a teaching tool for schoolchildren Tod [...]

    3. This is an abbreviated version of two separate books by two famous and beloved authors combined into one Both parts are fun, and while I love both authors, I greatly preferred Austen s barbed wit while describing some of England s former monarchs It is telling that she a Catholic and he a Protestant liked the monarchs who most closely followed their own religious beliefs, and stated so openly in this writing I purchased this at a Jane Austen museum in Bath, England, and have since ordered the co [...]

    4. Please understand that you should not read this book to get a history lesson but rather to get a sense of the personalities of these two authors Those personalities and their strong opinions really come through in such a way that made me laugh out loud a number of times This was so entertaining and there is the bonus of getting somewhat a picture of history along the way Here is a taste of what Jane has to offer Edward the 4th This Monarch was famous only for his Beauty his Courage, of which the [...]

    5. Eu j estava com a resenha desse m s pronta quando Two Histories of England chegou pelo correio e me toquei que era melhor pass lo frente para fevereiro a fim de lembrar o bicenten rio de nascimento do Charles Dickens.Sorte minha que o livro curtinho e consegui termin lo de uma nica sentada Ainda assim, quase que essa resenha n o sai, uma vez que tive de viajar, t enrolada com mais um milh o de projetos e toda vez que sentava no computador eu arranjava alguma outra coisa para fazerMas, enfim, est [...]

    6. I thought this was a fun book to read It was interesting to read about Jane Austen s prospective on the History of England on how she sees it I was surprised that she wrote one and how this manuscript did not get published until the 1960s It was short and sweet and gave a small biography on the different rulers during her time and a little before Then the second half of the book was Charles Dickson s History of England that he wrote about the different rulers shortly before his time and during.

    7. From Publishers WeeklyUnbeknownst to most readers today, Austen and Dickens each wrote a satiric history of England Austen s The History of England from the Reign of Henry the 4th to the Death of Charles the 1st written in 1791 when she was 16 is a deliberate parody of the intellectually vapid histories to which girls of her class were routinely subjected Reprinted in its entirety, Austen s juvenilia is witty, cold blooded and contrarian during Henry V s reign, she writes, Lord Cobham was burnt [...]

    8. Very cute and fun Austen s account is filled with the snarky observations of a 16 year old in possession of a rather biting wit She probably wouldn t be as funny if you didn t actually know English history, however, so I d suggest boning up a bit first You may or may not want to start with Dickens s history an excerpt in the edition I read Students of the modern historical idea of context will be appalled at his rampant judgments and editorial comments, even if this was originally meant to teach [...]

    9. I feel a little silly for getting sucked into buying this book, especially since I can t really imagine anyone picking up the pitch someone must have made for publishing it What if we take some Jane Austen juvenilia and put it together with a small fraction of a children s textbook by Dickens PEOPLE WILL LOVE IT It was, obviously, designed for people who would be bound to think I like Austen I like Dickens I like England I like history and yet who would NOT care about having the complete or scho [...]

    10. This is a combination of two books with an extremely long introduction that I didn t bother reading The History of England by Jane Austen is a silly retelling of English History with an odd love for Mary Queen of Scots Aparently at 16 Jane was quite fond of her It s very short.And then there s an Excerpt from A Child s History of England by Charles Dickens Which I probably would have found funnier if I had a better memory knowledge of English History But basically it s a narrative retelling of t [...]

    11. Austen s mock history is a fun piece of juvenilia from one of England s best authors Dickens portion of the work substantial was actually used as a history text for many years A comparison between this bloody, commentary filled work and modern history books for kids shows some of the good and bad in their development over time Dickens focuses almost entirely on history as the product of certain powerful individuals typical for the time which leaves out entirely large swathes of society other th [...]

    12. Austen makes light fun of the education lack of education of women of her era Accomplishments, such as memorizing order of the monarchs with a very few facts allowed for no intelligent conversation, only allowed the women to follow some of what the men talked about The women s history education ranked as another accomplishment Yuck Austen takes that yuckiness and turns it into light humor Pleasant reading.That Dicken s history of England could be used as textbook for children amazes me Not histo [...]

    13. I was so excited to see Austen s History of England in a better edition than the little paper book you could get at Chawton Austen is brilliant in her quick and satirical history of England which if you ve seen Mansfield Park with Frances O Connor you will recognize as the History Fanny writes in that version Dickens is a lot serious in the excerpt from his Child s History of England however it has those little nuggets of irony and brilliance that makes me as much a fan of Dickens as I am of Au [...]

    14. Jane Austen s short history is very witty and full of humour I loved reading it It was originally not intended to be published, just for the the enjoyment of her family, but it really gives an insight into her character You can hear her voice beautifully in the History, and can see where the wit in her stories came from.Dickens history has much detail, and I was surprised to learn that it was used in the English curricula It had its bias and humour as well, and wasn t just a stuffy recount.Davi [...]

    15. Jane Austen half What a witty brilliant 16 year old, Jane was This little history was written solely for home entertainment sister Cassandra painted tiny watercolors of each ruler to accompany it The satire is extremely smart and I enjoyed seeing some misspellings and realized some were intentional Anne Bullin.Charles Dickens half While this was only an excerpt, Dickens History is quite long It s no wonder that the entire work was used as a school text in Victorian times it reads well and like a [...]

    16. You know how, when you re reading Jane Austen, you just have to embrace that she s having a go at everyone, including you This is a perfect illustration of that, because a My grasp of British history while quite strong isn t English And b It was written mostly for her family when she was a teenager Charles Dickens bit was heavy with sarcasm too Great Britain used it as a text book for a long time Ah, how the English love their irony.

    17. Borrowed from a friend at work To be fair, I did only read the introduction and the Austen history The Dickens history is much longer and SRS BUISNESS and less fun and snarky Austen s history was written when she was 16, to go along with some watercolors done by one of her sisters It was cute and fun, and you could tell it was written for a family presentation There were many hints at little family in jokes I have yet to decide if I shall read the Dickens history.

    18. This was surprisingly fun and interesting to read I rather wished Austen s history had been longer, and I was delighted by Dickens narrative It covered the same rulers mentioned in Austen s history, so it makes a fascinating contrast The only reason this does not get all 5 stars is that it does not include the entirety of Dickens History, but only a few chapters I want to read the rest of it

    19. The intro by Starkey was excellent Austen s satirical history was very brief, but HILARIOUS She sped through the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th centuries in just a few pages My only complaint is that it ended too quickly The excerpt from Dickens A Child s History of England was quite a bit longer and serious in its nature however, he still threw in the obligatory Dickensian stab of humor here and there This volume was a wonderful find

    20. While I was most interested in Jane Austen s History of England, hers was especially outside of my level of knowledge of English History, due to her witty comments being outside of this poor American s grasp Dicken s Children s History of England was highly enjoyable for an ignorant Yankee, although a bit on the long side, as the section on James I seemed to never end.

    21. Jane Austen s The History of England might have been cute when she recited it at sixteen, but in no way does it compare to Charles Dickens A Child s History of England On it s own Dickens History would certainly merit a five star rating, but Austen s thankfully short contribution and the pink cover bring this edition down a notch.

    22. I could not get any of the humor or sarcasm for Jane Austin s history I guess I don t know enough facts First one of hers I didn t get Charles Dickens was good and easy to follow I understood his humor But then I read Frommer s England, and that was even better Okay, England, I m getting ready

    23. It s two books in one I shall read the Dickens half for my 2010 Dickens in December celebrations of all things Dickens Honestly, I won t so much as peek at the Jane Austen side till January Oh, there s an idea Jane in January

    24. I haven t enough knowledge of English history to really have my own perspective on James the 1st s reign, or many of the topics raised in these histories But the Jane Austen part was fabulous, and the Dickens part largely seemed like the kind of thing that Jane Austen was making fun of.

    25. An absolutely delightful tongue in cheek review by Jane Austin written when she was 16 of Mary and Elizabeth s reign of England Charles Dickens writes of the King James years as only he can do Quick read delightful views

    26. a fun read the jane austen bit was pretty much an extended inside joke, and the charles dickens bit was just an excerpt, but they were still both enjoyable and i probably would have never read either if they hadn t been in this cute little pink and blue version.

    27. This was a great look into the minds of two famous writers and how they saw the history of their home country I especially loved Jane Austen s rendition You can almost hear the sarcasm and teasing in her words A very cute read.

    28. I picked this book up on sale Jane Austen part was interesting It contained some insights into how england viewed the royal family.

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