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Pensive Faust Wellington Book club Message Board › Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens

user 11004199
Wellington, NZ
Post #: 6
On 7 Feb it was 200 years since the birth of Charles Dickens, and it is being marked in England with all sorts of events, readings and a new biography by Claire Tomalin.
I wondered if the group was interested in a Dickens themed discussion, either by reading one of his novels, a biography or perhaps a current author influenced by one of his books (Jack Maggs and Mister Pip come to mind).
I'm kind of keen on what seems to be considered his finest work, Bleak House, but it is over 800 pages. Of course, you could always just watch one of the many screen adaptations of his novels instead.

The Pickwick Papers
Oliver Twist
Nicholas Nickleby
The Old Curiosity Shop
Barnaby Rudge
Martin Chuzzlewit
Dombey and Son
David Copperfield
Bleak House
Hard Times
Little Dorrit
A Tale of Two Cities
Great Expectations
Our Mutual Friend
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (unfinished)

Christmas books (much shorter)

A Christmas Carol
The Chimes
The Cricket on the Hearth
The Battle of Life
The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

A former member
Post #: 58
I would be keen for something - we could watch David Lean's Great Expectations or that Ronald Coleman in A Tale of Two Cities.....and tackling a book would be good as well
A former member
Post #: 59
And if you have a bit of spare dosh floating around there is this

James S.
user 13005252
Melbourne, AU
Post #: 6
Looking forward to Bleak House. May also try Pickwick Papers as I have a copy at home I have been meaning to read.
A former member
Post #: 8
Not sure I'll have time to but I'll try to read Bleak House. I love Dickens!
Alex K.
user 12226140
Wellington, NZ
Post #: 40
It's a great idea, I am reading the Bleak House.
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