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Mon Apr 22, 2019, 09:53 AM

What are your favorite Dickens' novels? I'll start with Nicholas Nickleby. Then-- [View all]

Bleak House, esp the scene of the woman sitting in Chancery Court waiting yrs for a verdict. Parts reminded me of Kafka's The Trial. I thought I had the start of a great research project. Then I learned someone had already followed up on Kafka's acknowledged admiration of Dickens. Siiigh!

Also like Little Dorrit. The picture of children being born and growing up in debtors prison is haunting

Also like Our Mutual Friend. The dustman and his piles of dust, the Podsnaps, the man looking for his missing amputated arm in a junk store.

We read A Tale of Two Cities in HS. It has lasting images, but if that were the only Dickens novel I had read he wouldn't be a favorite author.

I read David Copperfield on my own when I was in HS. It's a powerful book, but I found it very sad in parts. Unlike my favorite Dickens' works I have never been able re-read it.

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