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Re: The GMG Pickwick Club
« Reply #260 on: March 12, 2017, 10:45:38 AM »
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« Reply #261 on: March 13, 2017, 05:39:02 AM »
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Re: The GMG Pickwick Club
« Reply #262 on: March 13, 2017, 05:40:26 AM »
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Re: The GMG Pickwick Club
« Reply #263 on: April 04, 2017, 08:31:38 AM »
I have never read Barnaby Rudge but have just commenced doing so.
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« Reply #264 on: April 04, 2017, 08:41:25 AM »
I have never read Barnaby Rudge but have just commenced doing so.

Rudge is IMO the most underrated novel by Dickens. And The Old Curiosity Shop, if you count it as underrated.
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« Reply #265 on: April 04, 2017, 09:23:30 AM »
I do find The Old Curiosity Shop to be a great read, oftentimes quite brutal in its portrayal of its time. But that was the mark of Dickens.
I obviously cannot comment on Barnaby Rudge yet. Interestingly, I know absolutely nothing of it so I am quite unsure what to expect which makes its commencement all the more interesting.
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« Reply #266 on: May 11, 2017, 09:22:59 AM »
I have never read Barnaby Rudge but have just commenced doing so.

Barnaby Rudge is proving to be a bit of a struggle. I must admit that I an finding it difficult to engage with both the plot and the characters. I will battle on for the moment nonetheless.
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« Reply #267 on: May 11, 2017, 09:42:49 AM »
Reading Copperfield in english. About one fourth done. Murdstone is a frighteningly accurate description of a true sadist. Can't wait till Steerforth resurfaces in the story, along with Rosa Dartle (easily the greatest woman character Dickens ever conceived) my favorite character.
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« Reply #268 on: May 22, 2017, 07:09:57 AM »
Have started reading Bleak House (which I have actually never read before). 
The edition I have has the advantage of Phiz's illustrations.
http://www.victorianweb.org/victorian/art/illustration/phiz/bleakhouse/index.html

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« Reply #269 on: June 30, 2017, 09:55:45 AM »
Barnaby Rudge is proving to be a bit of a struggle. I must admit that I an finding it difficult to engage with both the plot and the characters. I will battle on for the moment nonetheless.

Abandoned just over half way through which is something rarely done here. I felt that the characters were weak and the plot was incoherent, laborious and wandering.
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Re: The GMG Pickwick Club
« Reply #270 on: July 01, 2017, 02:10:05 AM »
Reading Copperfield in english. About one fourth done. Murdstone is a frighteningly accurate description of a true sadist. Can't wait till Steerforth resurfaces in the story, along with Rosa Dartle (easily the greatest woman character Dickens ever conceived) my favorite character.
Yes, Rosa Dartle is quite special! However, Betsy Trotwood remains my favourite character, I especially like her relationship with the kite-flying Mr Dick.
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« Reply #271 on: July 01, 2017, 02:16:17 AM »
Yes, Betsey is awesome!
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« Reply #272 on: July 02, 2017, 01:01:58 AM »
Yes, Betsey is awesome!
I love her appearance at the beginning of the book where, in pressing her nose against the window when looking, in she gives Davy's mother such a fright that she goes into labour.
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« Reply #273 on: December 09, 2017, 06:59:42 AM »
Given the season that is in it and given the fact that I have not partaken of any of Dickens’ wit or wisdom in quite a while I have decided to embark upon “A Christmas Carol”.
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