How many people still read Dickens? And other than "A Christmas Carol," which of his works do you like and know best?
I admire this work also - but then I'm a Dickens maven - he's one of my mentors.foreverjuly said:OUR MUTUAL FRIEND: Amazon story. Had something brilliant on every page. My favorite were the con artist man and woman who married because they each thought the other was rich.
Cool! Someone else who's read and loved OUR MUTUAL FRIEND!foreverjuly said:OUR MUTUAL FRIEND: Amazon story. Had something brilliant on every page. My favorite were the con artist man and woman who married because they each thought the other was rich.
Had a seminar course on Dickens myself. Loved it. I'll go with Little Dorrit and Bleak House.AnnetteL said:My senior seminar course (and entire semester focusing on one topic) was on Dickens, so I got to swim in his work for a few months and discuss it and have a total party. LOVE me some Dickens!
Aww...I'm a Bleak House lover. It and David Copperfield are my favorites. I do think Tale of Two Cities gets a nod for having the Worst Scene in Fiction--the one where Lucy visits her father in prison and gives that god-awful speech where she keeps repeating, "Weep for it! Weep for it!"The Big Glen said:I haven't read nearly enough Dickens (I'm still slogging through Bleak House... not recommending it, to be honest), but I quite seriously hold Great Expectations as the canonically perfect novel. That book is tight tight. You couldn't remove a page from it, and I could not put it down! I've heard some say it's boring, but I just don't see it. It's the epitome of an art form.
A Tale of Two Cities was my favorite too. I read it in high school for a class and sobbed at the ending. I think it's the first classic that ever made me cry.Ann Herrick said:I really like Tale of Two Cities, and it's one of the few books we had to read in high school that I enjoyed at that time. (I mean, Faulkner when you're 14? Please.)
Least favorite Dickens? The Old Curiosity Shop. I don't think I even finished that one.