A variety of audio and video files connected with criticism
Robert Gottlieb & Andrew Martin about Charles Dickens
Robert Gottlieb speaks to Andrew Martin about Charles Dickens's troubled life, his best and worst novels, and how to read without editing. The interview lasts about 15 minutes. I hope it'll be interesting for most of you to learn one more point of view about Charles dickens and his works.
"These papers were originally published as prefaces to the separate books of Dickens in one of the most extensive of those cheap libraries of the classics which are one of the real improvements of recent times”. G. K. Chesterton presents a rigorous collection of pieces of criticism on Charles Dickens’ works. The language of the speaker is quite comprehensible for a student and anyone who takes interest in Dickens’ oeuvre. All 32 audio recordings are available for downloading.
This video contains no criticism. It is just the author's biography, but I watched it with great pleasure. I think it will be useful for general knowledge and the social background. Just enjoy.
Bret Harte: A Poetic Tribute to Charles Dickens
Here you can find a short video "The changing world of Dickens". It describes not only the changes that took place in Dickens' time, but also reveals the author's attitude towards them - "Dickens saw in the industrial revolution a vision of hell".
This is a good link where you can find audio-books with the Charles Dickens's stories in Russian and in English