One of the most iconic figures in the history of literature, Charles Dickens penned many memorable tales that readers of all ages still hold close to their hearts. Combined with an unforgettable romance from Louisa May Alcott, these four film adaptations of classic works capture the true story-telling talent of these beloved authors.
From Louisa May Alcott comes this passionate story of forbidden love and dangerous rivalry in 19th century New England. Beautiful orphan Edith Adelon lives as a paid companion to the wealthy Hamilton family’s daughter, Amy. When Edith falls in love with an eligible bachelor—visiting to court a Hamilton cousin—she struggles to make sense of her position within the household. Starring Thomas Gibson, Brigid Brannagh, and Meredith Baxter.
As a grown David Copperfield reflects on his life, he recalls his time as a young orphan, passed from one place to another. Captured in flashbacks, a cast of memorable characters leave their mark on the boy as he matures and perseveres through Dickens’ tale of hardship and oppression to ultimately find love and happiness.
This is the heartwarming, faithful retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, A Christmas Carol, the story of a miserable miser—whose favorite response to Christmas cheer is a disdainful “Bah-humbug”—and the joy he rediscovers about the festive holiday.
A young orphan named Oliver meets Fagin, a crafty, old con man who makes pickpockets out of uncared-for children. On the brink of joining Fagin’s band of thieves, Oliver’s luck changes when a kind gentleman takes him under his wing. But Fagin won’t be so easily dismissed in this Charles Dickens classic.