cover image Stand Up, MR.Dickens

Stand Up, MR.Dickens

Edward Blishen. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH), $16.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-395-75656-0

Extracts from six of Dickens's novels are the heart of Stand Up, Mr Dickens: A Dickens Anthology, by Edward Blishen, illus. by Jill Bennett. Blishen also takes a look at Dickens the writer, prefacing each extract with a page or two of trenchant biographical information. (Houghton Mifflin, $16.95 96p ages 10-up ISBN 0-395-75656-1 Mar.)