Another classic Dickens satire, this time at the expense of America where he had recently travelled (see Dickens' "American Notes"). This is the story of the Chuzzlewits - plenty of cunning, intrigue, greed and bucket loads of selfishness embellish this brilliant story not to mention a dose or two of moral appreciation.
The Twelve Caesars is a set of twelve biographies: Julius Caesar and the first 11 emperors of the Roman Empire (Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, titus, and Domitian). The Twelve Caesars was very important after it was written in 121 CE and remains an important historical source. It was one of the major sources for Robert Graves' I Claudius and Claudius the God later adapted and dramatised by the BBC.