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Topic: Dickens - I've never read Oliver Twist...

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Subject: Dickens - I've never read Oliver Twist...
Date Posted: 12/5/2008 7:41 PM ET
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I've ordered it just now to add to my collection! :)  Happy Holidays to all! :)



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Date Posted: 12/6/2008 9:39 AM ET
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Oliver Twist is a WONDERFUL book--almost as good as David Copperfield. :-)

HML

Date Posted: 12/6/2008 4:14 PM ET
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I actually like Oliver Twist more than David Copperfield.  But you really can't go wrong with Dickens.

Date Posted: 12/7/2008 12:41 PM ET
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True!

I would add, though, that if you're going to read The Pickwick Papers, don't try and read it as one whole novel, or you won't enjoy it as much. It was originally published by the chapter in newspapers, so each one is more of it's own little story than all of them being one long one. I know, because I'm about half-way through it, and while I'm enjoying it, I realize that I started to read it with the wrong idea in my head. Read a chapter every week, or something, and it will be better, in my opinion. :-)

 

HML