Author: Charles Dickens (1812-1870)
First Published: 1849-1850 (serialized)
My Edition: Wordsworth Classic (similar to the one at right-the image on mine is different, but I can't locate it online)
Other Works Include: The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Curiousity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, A Christmas Carol, Dombey and Son, Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities, Our Mutual Friend
Usually when I draft these kinds of posts, I go back to look at my other posts by the same author so I can copy in some of the information. Imagine my surprise when I realized that I hadn't done one of these stats posts for any of the Dickens I've read! I suppose I was just fortunate enough to avoid this. :)
I was supposed to get to this title last July for a readalong hosted by Adam. But, I was super busy that month and while the book was on my nightstand, I never got around to actually opening it. Oops. It seems to have all worked out, since Dickens' 200th birthday was yesterday and it seems the world has gone crazy for Charles.
I have a love/hate relationship with him, but I have become more and more intrigued by his novels. He called this one his favorite, so I am hoping I feel the same way as I dive further into it (I'm about 20 pages in right now). So many people have said they love this one, so that seems promising, right? In any case, I can't wait to be a little more knowledgeable about his work.
If you're curious, here are the posts I've written on the other books I've read by him for this project. For kicks, I show whether they landed on the love or hate side of my Charles Dickens scale. :)
Book 10: Great Expectations (Hate)
- My Hatred of Charles Dickens
- Invitations and Torture
- Charles Dickens Made Me.
- The Bright Light of Manwich.
- Finally Finished.
Book 77: Oliver Twist (Love)
Book 88: Hard Times (Love)
A Christmas Carol (Love-not a book from my project list)
What do you think Charles Dickens' work? Love it? Hate it? How about my current choice-David Copperfield?