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The Mysteries of Edwin Drood

Today, I am celebrating the anniversary of Charles Dickens’s birth by posting my review (the last one for the Dickens Project!) of his last novel, cut short by his death. The Mystery of Edwin Drood is the last novel of … Continue reading

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Our Mutual Friend

Our Mutual Friend is Dickens’s last completed novel. The story revolves around the Harmon fortune. Old John Harmon, a cold-hearted miser, has died leaving his fortune to his estranged son, also John Harmon, on condition that he marry Bella Wilfer. … Continue reading

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Hard Times: For These Times

Hard Times is Charles Dickens’s shortest novel. It is much less character-driven than Dickens’s other novels. There are some interesting characters, but we don’t really get to know any of them very well. Louisa Gradgrind is perhaps them most interesting … Continue reading

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Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit

As no lady or gentleman, with any claims to polite breeding, can possibly sympathize with the Chuzzlewit Family without being first assured of the extreme antiquity of the race, it is a great satisfaction to know that it undoubtedly descended … Continue reading

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

“Containing a Faithful Account of the Fortunes, Misfortunes, Uprisings, Downfallings and Complete Career of the Nickleby Family” The first chapter of Nicholas Nickleby is full of Dickens’s usual sarcasm. By chapter two, it was reminding me of The Pickwick Papers. … Continue reading

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