No Thoroughfare

Wilkie Collins Top Collections

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: 谷月社

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In a court-yard in the City of London, which was No Thoroughfare either for vehicles or foot-passengers; a court-yard diverging from a steep, a slippery, and a winding street connecting Tower Street with the Middlesex shore of the Thames; stood the place of business of Wilding & Co., Wine Merchants. Probably as a jocose acknowledgment of the obstructive character of this main approach, the point nearest to its base at which one could take the river (if so inodorously minded) bore the appellation Break-Neck-Stairs. The court-yard itself had likewise been descriptively entitled in old time, Cripple Corner. Years before the year one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, people had left off taking boat at Break-Neck-Stairs, and watermen had ceased to ply there. The slimy little causeway had dropped into the river by a slow process of suicide, and two or three stumps of piles and a rusty iron mooring-ring were all that remained of the departed Break-Neck glories. Sometimes, indeed, a laden coal barge would bump itself into the place, and certain laborious heavers, seemingly mud-engendered, would arise, deliver the cargo in the neighbourhood, shove off, and vanish; but at most times the only commerce of Break-Neck-Stairs arose out of the conveyance of casks and bottles, both full and empty, both to and from the cellars of Wilding & Co., Wine Merchants. Even that commerce was but occasional, and through three-fourths of its rising tides the dirty indecorous drab of a river would come solitarily oozing and lapping at the rusty ring, as if it had heard of the Doge and the Adriatic, and wanted to be married to the great conserver of its filthiness, the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor.
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No Thoroughfare

Author: Charles Dickens,Wilkie Collins

Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

ISBN: 9780554309217

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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No Thoroughfare

Being the Extra Christmas Number of Every Saturday for Christmas, 1867

Author: Charles Dickens,Wilkie Collins

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No Thoroughfare

Author: Charles Collins, Wilkie Dickens

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3734020581

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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The Dickens-Collins Christmas Stories

Comprising No Thoroughfare and The Two Idle Apprentices

Author: Wilkie Collins

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Page: 288

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No Thoroughfare (Webster's Italian Thesaurus Edition)

Author: Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780546927788

Category: Christmas stories, English

Page: 215

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No Thoroughfare (Webster's French Thesaurus Edition)

Author: Charles Dickens,Wilkie Collins

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9780497959142

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Page: 176

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Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult word is not translated on a page, chances are that it has been translated on a previous page.
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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

No Thoroughfare; The Perils of Certain English Prisoners (Classic Reprint)

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780266520092

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Page: 356

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Excerpt from The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices: No Thoroughfare; The Perils of Certain English Prisoners The two idle apprentices found themselves, within a few hours of their escape, walking down into the North of England, that is to say, Thomas was lying in a meadow, looking at the railway trains as they passed over a distant viaduct - which was his idea of walking down into the North; while Francis was walking a mile due South against time - which was his idea of walking down into the North. In the meantime the day waned, and the milestones remained unconquered. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

No Thoroughfare. the Perils of Certain English Prisoners

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342191659

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Page: 354

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Dickens-Collins Christmas Stories

Comprising No Thoroughfare and the Two Idle Apprentices

Author: Wilkie Collins

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780341776772

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Page: 298

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Works of Charles Dickens: A Child's History of England. No Thoroughfare

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376586909

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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A Reader's Guide to Charles Dickens

Author: Philip Hobsbaum

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815604754

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 318

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Beginning with a brief discussion of Charles Dickens's political reportage and his pamphleteering for prison reform, this study goes on to describe the earliest works. The novels - early, middle and late - are treated in detail.
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Charles Dickens Collection - the Mystery of Edwin Drood and No Thoroughfare

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781717487308

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Page: 392

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the final, uncompleted novel by Charles Dickens. John Jasper is a choirmaster who is in love with one of his pupils, Rosa Bud. She is the fiancee of his nephew, Edwin Drood. A hot-tempered man from Ceylon also becomes interested in her and he and Drood take an instant dislike to one another. Later, Drood disappears, and as Dickens never finished the novel, Drood's fate remains a mystery indeed. In the gripping drama No Thoroughfare, two of the Victorian era's most popular writers-Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens-team up to tell a tale of mistaken identity and miscommunication. The fates of two orphans with the same name are inextricably intertwined, and just when it appears that the coincidence will result in disaster, a brave soul steps forward to right decades of errors and obfuscation.
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Victorian Unfinished Novels

The Imperfect Page

Author: S. Tomaiuolo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137008180

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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The first detailed study on the subject of Victorian unfinished novels, this book sheds further light on novels by major authors that have been neglected by critical studies and focuses in a new way on critically acclaimed masterpieces, offering a counter-reading of the nineteenth-century literary canon.
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