Tag Archives Charles Dickens

Top Ten Tuesdays: Ten Classics That Rock

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Today, the bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish have asked us to list ten classics that rock. Considering I am part of the Classics Club reading challenge, this week's top ten is a walk in the park for me. I can think of so many books to list faster than it takes me to type ...

The Classics Club – June Meme Question #11

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The Classics Club Monthly Meme The Classics Club monthly meme is another way to bring members of The Classics Club together. The meme question for this month is: What is your favorite opening sentence from a classic novel (and why)? There are so many favorites that are so prominent and well-loved, and already covered by other bloggers ...

Hard Times

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Hard Times is primarily the story of the conflict between fact and fancy. Thomas Gradgrind is a schoolmaster living in the grim town of Coketown. He is firm on the idea that what should be taught in the home and the schoolroom is facts, nothing but facts. Fancy of any kind is to be ...

David Copperfield

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Gosh! Dickens is extremely hard to review. I have been polishing up this review trying to make it come right for more than a week now, but eventually decided to just go ahead and hit Publish. Ahh! the delights of being an amateur :) After my enjoyable experience with Bleak House, I was tempted to read one ...

A Passage from Bleak House

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I have been so tied up with work and life in general that reading is taking a bit of a backseat...however, I had marked a couple of passages from Bleak House that were particularly affecting and I thought I'd share one of them here. In the below passage, Dickens comments on an illiterate boy who lives ...

My First Tag of 2010

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My reading efforts and my life in general has been pretty lacklustre of late. Nothing eventful to blog about. Couple of weeks back, the snubnose was down with pneumonia. In the ensuing worry, leave from office, and so on, I have had to do some massive catch-up with work, and it is not over yet. I ...