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Re: The GMG Pickwick Club
« Reply #300 on: February 23, 2021, 03:58:31 PM »
Dickens: Bleak House






This is quite a large novel. It is also somewhat different in that it is narrated by one of the main characters and, alternatively, by the author at different periods. It is essentially a story about a legal case involving a will. It is also a tale of obsession and the consequences of that obsession on various people. There are some very strong characters in this novel and the story is well told by Dickens. I have enjoyed the read [my first time].

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Re: The GMG Pickwick Club
« Reply #301 on: February 23, 2021, 04:46:00 PM »
Dickens: Bleak House






This is quite a large novel. It is also somewhat different in that it is narrated by one of the main characters and, alternatively, by the author at different periods. It is essentially a story about a legal case involving a will. It is also a tale of obsession and the consequences of that obsession on various people. There are some very strong characters in this novel and the story is well told by Dickens. I have enjoyed the read [my first time].



I'm planning to read it at some point, as I enjoyed the BBC production a good deal.
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« Reply #302 on: February 23, 2021, 04:47:52 PM »
It is one of the few works of Dickens that I haven't read.  It is sitting on my shelf.  The last Dickens novel I read was Hard Times.

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« Reply #303 on: February 25, 2021, 02:55:09 PM »
I'm planning to read it at some point, as I enjoyed the BBC production a good deal.


It is one of the few works of Dickens that I haven't read.  It is sitting on my shelf.  The last Dickens novel I read was Hard Times.


Covid times are a good time for reading Dickens as in this case one needs a lot of time to allocate to it. The moral of the tale is one of tremendous irony. Enjoy the read if you gentlemen do go ahead with it.
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« Reply #304 on: February 26, 2021, 06:18:03 AM »
Covid times are a good time for reading Dickens as in this case one needs a lot of time to allocate to it.

My workload during covid is actually been quite a bit more instead of less.  It is difficult for me to commit to any long novel for that reason.  Maybe this summer.

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Re: The GMG Pickwick Club
« Reply #305 on: March 04, 2021, 01:26:05 PM »
Dickens: Hard Times

I have read somewhere that this is the least read novel written by Dickens. That is a pity as I found it to be an engrossing read. I liked the strong characters and I also liked the plot. I found both to be very creditable and engaging. Dickens was a master storyteller and this is a fine tale which is well told.
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« Reply #306 on: March 04, 2021, 03:21:25 PM »
That is funny that is not often read since it is one of his shortest.  I agree that it is a fine novel.

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« Reply #307 on: March 04, 2021, 05:19:26 PM »
Dickens: Hard Times

I have read somewhere that this is the least read novel written by Dickens. That is a pity as I found it to be an engrossing read. I liked the strong characters and I also liked the plot. I found both to be very creditable and engaging. Dickens was a master storyteller and this is a fine tale which is well told.

We were assigned Hard Times in my high school specifically because it was his shortest novel.

I do think it shows all his strengths as a novelist.

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Re: The GMG Pickwick Club
« Reply #308 on: March 04, 2021, 07:51:02 PM »
We were assigned Hard Times in my high school specifically because it was his shortest novel.

I do think it shows all his strengths as a novelist.

Haven't read it in an age, should revisit it.
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