Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday Charlie!

  I'm going to be completely honest here; I've not read much Dickens (have i shocked you?) I've studied several of his books in school and now at University but his books have never really called out to me. I feel a bit guilty on this one because it's quite easy to assume you know the works of Dickens without actually reading them; certain characters have become engrained in our national consciousness and we reference them without even thinking about where they've originated from.  I've only read the children's abridged version of a 'Christmas Carol' but feel like I know the characters inside-out.  
Sorry Dickens, this is my way of saying, Happy Birthday, and I promise to read more of your books.

What's your favourite Dickens' book?
Do you struggle a bit with them like me?
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Ani. said...

Oh A Christmas Carol is definitely my favourite as I once wrote a term paper on Victorian children's fiction. Quite eye-opening and interesting :)

Unpublished Life said...

Hahaha! I think Charles Dickens is one of those -must-read' classic authors that we never get around to reading.

I read Bleak House at Uni, and it was a phenomenal book. His characterisation is unreal:)

Happy birthday Mr Dickens!


Alice said...

The only Dickens I have read is The Christmas Carol, which I really enjoyed. I have Little Dorrit, which I'd like to read but other than that Dickens is a little too much for me.

I would like to read his books as serials, as they were first published. I think it would keep me reading.

Sophie @ Love Live & Learn said...

I have a confession. I don't like Dickens all that much.

Shock, horror.

But I can acknowledge that he wrote some great works and had a significant impact on both history and literature.

So I can say happy birthday Mr Dickens! And I love the image in this post!

Anonymous said...

Urgh don't know why my comment just posted like that! (amp;amp; what??)

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