Publish date: June 11th 2011
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
It seems that I'm destined to read all of Dickens...eventually. So, I can now check off yet another of his lengthy, but engaging stories. This is the third of his novels, and the eighth or ninth one I've read. Dickens can be a bit long winded at times, but he never fails to entertain. As with most D...
This is early Dickens and I prefer later Dickens, however having said that it is still Dickens and still good. The book in the first half has heavy picaresque elements and shares much in common with 18th century novels like Tom Jones. As it goes along the book becomes more focused and tighter.It has...
I dislike Dickens. His books are popular and it is usually about persons who act out cruelly against the poor and the powerless. As in any story world, the poor and the powerless get their strength for being good and then overcome the cruelty act from other people. That's don't happen in real l...
I'm sure everyone else has said anything I'd say here and it feels a little daft to review a book written over 150 years ago but here goes.I read this book when I was six and it changed my life. Full stop. I reread it every few years and it always resonates just as strongly.
Read a few Dickens and you've read them all. The same characters, the same circumstance, the same stories.
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