I really should read at least one of his books shouldn't I ;)Xx
I expect 'A Christmas Carol' will be on the television this Christmas, as it’s Dickens’s 200 Anniversary, so no need to read it. I'll be revisiting, 'David Copperfield' or ‘Great Expectations.’ I think they’re the best to get to know Dickens and his work. 'David Copperfield’ because Dickens based his lead character, David, on himself, so you get to know Dickens as a boy. ‘Great Expectations’ because I think ‘GE’ is where Dickens finds his 'writing style' his voice. Oh goodness, who am I to say such a thing! I’ve done my research... Anyway, instead of seeing the story through his eyes, the characters speak for themselves. But whichever book you read, you'll find the characters bold and rich and the story gripping. His writing is wordy, which isn't the modern way, but being taken into 19th century London in such a colourful and descriptive experience, it’s well worth it. PS And his books have a great social message of the time. x
Loving the cartoon. If anybody's interested, I prefer the late, non-picaresque Dickens - Dombey & Son, Our Mutual Friend, and the very unexpected Edwin Drood. They are very socially aware.
My writer friend, Pauline Conolly, who sent me the cartoon will certainly be interested. I'll pass what you said on.