What is your favourite, Charles Dickens novel and why?

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  1. victoria1800 profile image81
    victoria1800posted 5 years ago

    What is your favourite, Charles Dickens novel and why?

    It is that time of year when I like to sit and read 'A Christmas Carol'.
    What is your favourite Dickens novel?

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  2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
    Phyllis Doyleposted 5 years ago

    As much as I like 'A Christmas Carol', I think my favorite novel by Dickens is 'The Chimes', a story about an old man who stands in front of a church every day, waiting for job offers. It is a very good story with few characters.

    1. victoria1800 profile image81
      victoria1800posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have not read 'The Chimes' as yet, but It sounds interesting.

  3. Paradise7 profile image84
    Paradise7posted 5 years ago

    My personal favourite is "Great Expectations".  Pip is just so human, and the whole business with Estella and Miss Haversham is so romantic.

    1. victoria1800 profile image81
      victoria1800posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I totally agree,  it is also one of my favourites.

  4. LastRoseofSummer2 profile image87
    LastRoseofSummer2posted 5 years ago

    "A Christmas Carol" is my favorite Dickens novel as well. For one thing, I find the story very appealing. However, it is also my favorite because it is one of Dickens' shorter works. I love pretty much all of his stories, but most of his novels are so long and drawn out that I find them difficult to read. "A Christmas Carol", on the other hand, is a perfect length and is a book I can read over and over again (especially this time of year).

    1. victoria1800 profile image81
      victoria1800posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes some of them are extremely long. I remember someone bought me a set of his books when I was younger. A Christmas Carol and Oliver Twist were easy to read, while David Copperfield seemed very long and it took me a while to get in to it.

  5. robjlodge profile image60
    robjlodgeposted 5 years ago

    My personal favourite is Oliver Twist. It offers a very visceral, concentrated account of how difficult it was to grow up as an orphan in those times. The characters are all very well developed and it has a very satisfying ending.

    1. victoria1800 profile image81
      victoria1800posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Oliver Twist is a classic. Like A Christmas Carol, it is a book that can be read over and over.

 
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