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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 Old Curiosity Shop, or Dick Swiveller and the Marchioness

The Old Curiosity Shop was first published in Charles Dickens’s weekly serial Master Humphrey’s Clock. Dickens originally intended the story to be narrated by the character Master Humphrey, but quickly changed his mind, and only the first three chapters are … Continue reading

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The Parish Boy’s Progress

[Note: This post is part of the Dickens Project that “Sophie” of A Reasonable Quantity of Butter and I are doing. You can read Sophie’s post here: ‘Notes on Oliver Twist’.] I enjoyed reading Oliver Twist. It was an easy … Continue reading

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The Pickwick Papers

“I am ruminating,” said Mr. Pickwick, “on the strange mutability of human affairs.” “Ah! I see—in at the palace door one day, out at the window the next. Philosopher, sir?” “An observer of human nature, sir,” said Mr. Pickwick. “Ah, … Continue reading

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Dickens Project

“Sophie” of A Reasonable Quantity of Butter and I have decided to read through the novels of Charles Dickens in chronological order and to blog about them together. I had already read through them all, except The Pickwick Papers (which omission … Continue reading

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