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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charles Dickens Narrator: Cathy Dobson Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2015 ISBN: bo7o
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This book, the last work of Charles Dickens to be published, was peculiarly personal to the writer. The manuscript was entirely handwritten and kept in his home solely for the use of his own children. It was never intended for publication, but rather written in a form which Dickens thought most suitable for his own youngsters, that they might have a permanent record of their father’s thoughts.

After his death the manuscript passed into the possession of his sister-in-law, Georgina Hogarth, and when she died in 1917 it passed to Sir Henry Fielding Dickens, who was Charles Dickens’ son. Sir Henry was averse to publishing the manuscript in his own lifetime, but saw no reason why it should be withheld from the world’s children after his death.

The Life of Our Lord first appeared in serial form in 1934. In this book, Charles Dickens tells the story of the life of Jesus Christ in a beautiful and simple way, so that it can be understood by young children. He combines his own skillful wordsmanship with a deep understanding of how the child’s mind works. He takes pains to explain words which might be unfamiliar, but which he wishes his children to learn, such as parable and savior. He also pauses to describe locusts and camels and other creatures which his London-bred children might not recognize. Particularly impressive is his retelling and interpretation of the parables, which he makes accessible in language which today’s child will easily understand.

The world’s most beloved stories, retold by the world’s greatest storyteller, to the people he loved the most.

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About the Author
Author Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens (1812–1870) was born in Landport, Portsmouth, England, the second of eight children in a family continually plagued by debt. A legacy brought release from the nightmare of debtors’ prison and child labor and afforded him a few years of formal schooling. He worked as an attorney’s clerk and newspaper reporter until his early writings brought him the amazing success that was to be his for the remainder of his life. He was the most popular English novelist of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature’s most iconic characters.

About the Narrator

Cathy Dobson is the author of Planet Germany and a narrator of audiobooks.