Posted by JacqueJ on July 01, 1997 at 13:26:54:
In reply to Just what is the matter with the "What Jane Austen Ate..." book posted by Amy on June 25, 1997 at 15:17:31
I love to read Dickens novels, but I have been disappointed to read recently that he was not a particularly nice person. There is a wonderful book floating around -- and now I am going to have to say I can't remember the title for sure but it may be Parallel Lives -- that tells about several writers of that period and their relationships with their companions. Dickens treated his wife dreadfully and I find that has since colored my opinion of his writings.
He did create some truely great ficitional characters. While I was working on my fan fic and thinking about the character of Wickham, it seemed to me that the person who started out in JAs hands as George Wickham became Uriah Heep in the hands of CD.
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