Of those I've read...
Posted by Bonny on September 02, 1998 at 07:09:17:
In response to Re: Dickens, written by SusanCEC on August 25, 1998 at 07:34:39
] I really enjoyed "A Tale for Two Cities", and "Olver Twist" and "David Copperfield" were interesting enough. I didn't enjoy "Great Expectations" at all, though. The characters were not very believeable.
Well, I liked Great Expectations! I find it his most accessible work, like the 1st person narration, enjoy the story, and the Aged Parent - I love him! (What was unbelievable was the recent GE adaptation with GP.)Of those I've read I like Dombey and Son next. It took a while to read, but it was an interesting (and almost feminist, for Dickens) study of the horrendously cold and unjust Dombey, mainly focalized through his daughter Flora. And I loved her sweetheart, & his sea-faring friends, particularly the Captain who's scared of his landlady. Although Flora is close to angelic, I find her a more believable symbol of purity and redemption etc. than the child in the Old Curiosity Shop (liked the Marchioness much more, here) so I rate Oliver Twist above this book. I didn't like the long digression where Oliver ends up in the country, tho' with yet another of these virtuous beautiful young women, which reminds me that I found another of them, Lizzie Hexam, who I only know thru the new adaptation of Our Mutual Friend to be insipid! That is the extent of my reading in Dickens, but I've also seen recently aired adaptations of Martin Chuzzlewit(Julia Sawalha-yay!)and The Pickwick Papers - quite enjoyable. Disclaimer:My assessments have been completely un-literary and based on my own personality & identification with characters.
] I hope to start to read "Pickwick Papers" as soon as I can pick up a copy.
Me too, only for me it's as soon as I get the time.
] I have never read "To Kill a Mockingbird" but I am always looking for good books to read.
I will add mine to the other voices and say "Yes, you must indeed!":-)
- Lizzie Hexam Patricia N 19:23:06 9/18/98 (0)
- Great Expectations Lisa-Michelle 21:38:39 9/03/98 (0)
- Similarities of opinion? SusanCEC 22:25:16 9/02/98 (0)
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