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I Enjoy Charles Dickens

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    Little Nell

    The Old Curiosity Shop, 184..something. Once upon a time i searched for old books, went everywhere, flea markets, yard sales, auctions.... it was a hobby looking for first additions. I went to an old farm auction... rows and rows of boxes of books. omg! I just went to heaven...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 2, 2012

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    Reading As A Writer

    Many years ago I stumbled upon a book of Dickens as I taking a creative writing course in junior college and would like to know if anyone else has reading this book by Dickens called ,"Tales from Grandpa's Chair"..or am I confused again
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2011

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    Claire Tomalin's Biography

    I have just waded through Claire Tomalin's biography of Dickens and wondered if anyone else has read it. I thought it was very good and certainly very comprehensive, charting both his life and summarising and commenting on every one of his novels and some of his other works. It...
    Angliaboy Angliaboy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    Highly Recommended

    Bookworm or just starting, definitely read his book. I feel each of us has our inner Charles Dickens. his books are something we can relate to and reflect on our childhood memories.
    tinylilsweetie tinylilsweetie 22-25, F Apr 7, 2013

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    Well, His Work

    There is a humour in his work that is often overlooked.  He had such a wonderful wordplay and observational humour- at times he is very ironic and yet this is not seen. I do prefer to read his work as opposed to the dramatisations.  At present I am reading David...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 7, 2008

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    Hard Times

    "Now, what I want is, Facts. Teach these boys and girls nothing but Facts. Facts alone are wanted in life. Plant nothing else, and root out everything else. You can only form the minds of reasoning animals upon Facts: nothing else will ever be of any service to them. This is the...
    KeasbeyNights KeasbeyNights 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    A Christmas Carol

    Charles Dickens is just one of those writers that wrote with such creative integrity you believe the characters as they are discribed.  Too often today's writers are stuck in a rut of cliche charaters that you never truly believe.  Scrooge will always be one of my most...
    Kbear2cubs Kbear2cubs 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    Great Things About 'great Expectations'

    I was fourteen whn i was first introdused to this wonderful piece of Charlas Dickins, it was a buk in my elder sis's honor course and she urged me to read it on her behalf so tht i cud tell her its story....!! it was a little heavy whn i first started reading it bt soon even...
    destinygirl22 destinygirl22 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    Experience In Grammar School To College

    When I was in 6th grade my one of my male friends committed suicide.We didnt talk a lot but it was enough we considered each other friends.That same year I started having anxiety attacks.Also my best friends uncle moleste me.I knew him all my life,I knew my best friend since...
    JazzicaJ JazzicaJ 18-21 Apr 18, 2011

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    Great Expectations

    People describe this book as like amazing. So obviv I had veryhigh expectations for it.. AND DAMMMN! it was so much better than be say it is! I thought it was amazzzing! I loved it so much! I have a 3 copies of it, the DVD, and CD reading of it. It is so amazing... What a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 3, 2012

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    DANCE

    When I was at one of the dances the school host someone requested that the DJ plays I Kissed A Girl by Katy Perry, and when that happened that it was crazy all the girls started making out. Except for me because of course I had to get some very disturbing, but also handy black...
    dixiedoodles1997 dixiedoodles1997 13-15, F Mar 10, 2009

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    His Best Work

    There are still a few Dickens books I've yet to read - Barnaby Rudge, Old Curiosity Shop, Pickwick Papers - but I've read the others, some more than once. It's so difficult to choose his best work, but I think if you twist my arm I'd probably say Bleak House. But tomorrow I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 8, 2013

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    Great Expectations

    Dickens is a clever writer and all of his works are literary classics his works like, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, and my favorite Great Expectations. Dickens is without a doubt one of the greatest writers of all time.
    revolution77 revolution77 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    Bicentenary

    Today is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth.
    mistygrey mistygrey 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    One Of The Greatest Who Ever Told The Tale....

    Happy Birthday To Charles Dickens...He may be rolling in his GRAVE but his life and works still continue with us today! My favorite story ever is his christmas tale The Christmas Carol. I am so amazed how many movie versions there are...can u imagine if he was still alive all...
    mainepurple1974 mainepurple1974 36-40 1 Response Feb 7, 2011

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    More Watching Movies Of Books He Wrote

    I doubt if I've ever spent the time to read one of his stories but surely someone in my dim and distant pass assigned it as reading in English.  He had an insight into the social wrongs of his time.  Funny, when you are living a life you don't think there's anything especially...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    It's Fantastic

    My first story I read was a Christmas Carol as a preteen. The symbolism, wording, characters, and plot were absolutely riveting. It was a great pleasure to read, digest, imagine, and re read again. My absolute favorite was Oliver Twist though.
    adorablepuppydog adorablepuppydog 18-21, F Apr 2, 2011

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    Charlie Is My Darling

    Dickens work has survived not because he just makes makes you think, but because he makes you feel, laugh, and you end up feeling what is going to happen to his characters. There are thousands of readers who famously waited on the dockside in New York for news of little Nel in...
    TheManeAttraction TheManeAttraction 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 25, 2011

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    Pickwick Papers

    Pickwick Papers (1837) is Dickens' second published work, rather a diary-like report of the travels and adventures of Mr. Samuel Pickwick, as reported to the club he founded, The Pickwick Club. To quote an advertisement for the work from The Athenaeum of March, 1836: "This...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 21, 2011

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    The Feel Of An Era...

    I loved Great Expectations a lot. Story of sad childhoods and adult success always make us happy. Dickens's descriptions, who predate the impact of photography and film on the novel, are replete with so many descriptions where the dfazzling effects of style try to give us a feel...
    Sekhmet96 Sekhmet96 56-60, M Feb 7, 2012

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    A Christmas Carrel

    I love the Christmas Carrel. Its the only story that I know of Charles Dickens. That is kind of sad. When I have read some of Jane Austin. I love the classicists. That is who I am at times.
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Mar 4, 2011

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    Christmas Carol Family Play

    A few Christmas ago my entire family read and performed the Christmas Carol. It was awesome and hilarious. The thing that I remember the best was my recently deceased grandad being Scrooge and my father playing his nephew. My dad as the nephew bids Scrooge a merry Christmas and...
    Avaelin Avaelin 22-25 3 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    I love to write, I have many ideas I hope to finish a book one day. I use writing to vent too not just stories but poems and letters I dont intend to send and oddly enough I enjoy...
    FromTheHeartOfaWoman FromTheHeartOfaWoman 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    I enjoy those conversations that get you thinking and are enjoyable. I enjoy deep and intimate conversations where everything is on the table and the two participants trust each...
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    I enjoy having a drink occasionally with friends / colleagues. No I don't drink very often so when I do I like to enjoy myself... What makes this difficult is having a partner...
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    I don't consider myself to be much of a romantic anymore, regarding people or life in general. However, once in a while, I will read or watch something that feels very romantic to...
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    Its true I do enjoy getting to know different people through the web.. I enjoy talking and sharing things to get a better understanding of them
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    I enjoy cooking too. I haven't been cooking lately been busy with school but the stuff I enjoy cooking are Italian, Mexican. I've also tried making these Thai spring rolls with...
    hartbri12 hartbri12 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 8

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    I enjoy the smell of rain. The somehow fresh, cool air in my lungs. The invigorating sensation you get after taking a deep breath; like you can get through the most arduous...
    SquaredA SquaredA 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Before I start, I want to thank everyone who's commented on the stories and given them a like. To recap for those of you who haven't read the first parts to this story, apart from...
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    Thumbin’ Through The Past. Someone once asked me what kinds of music I liked and I replied that I could enjoy just about anything as long as it’s played and performed...
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    I enjoy helping others. Its so much to help others in need. Just to see a smile on there face and knowing I helped them and there family! I went on a mission trip last summer for a...
    ShyProdigy ShyProdigy 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I am a straight guy and no interest in cross dressing, being gay or anything else other than being myself, but I do enjoy wearing leggings for the right activities. I have always...
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    Hey guys. I am not here for sexual conversations or anything like that. I am simply here to meet new people and find friends. So if you add me or message me and I feel like all you...
    TheUnpredictable9 TheUnpredictable9 18-21, F Jul 28

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    I enjoy being a woman who likes another women.Also the deepness and complexity are way in another level.A real pain in the *** for the bad,but worthy the good.I believe this gender...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F Jul 29

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    I do enjoy cooking but I have to get the ingredients too. Today I went to Tesco and I had forgotten the little notebook I keep with what I need to buy. It was nerve wracking! I...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F Jul 31

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    One warm day in February - a little over three years ago I found the courage to go shirtless into my neighborhood hardware store. I was looking for a padlock and a friendly (and...
    60some 60some 61-65, M 2 Responses Jul 31

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    I do enjoy it, but not when there are some real idiots on the road, don't try road rage with me. And the slow drivers? Oooooomg -.-
    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    I am enjoying myself even though I'm doing very little, or does that just sound like denial?
    HelterSkelter1 HelterSkelter1 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    I keep journals and have different ones for different purposes. I keep a dream journal because I dream every night and if I don't write it down as soon as I wake up I will forget...
    didyouseethat didyouseethat 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I've always enjoyed helping others in need. I was never the type to ask for help because I liked doing things independently.
    becuuh becuuh 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I have been a smoker for almost five years. Even though I am fully aware of the health risks I use cigarettes as a way to get temporarily release from the every-day stress we all...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 4

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    When my nips fall out, i just enjoy the moment or two before i scoop the little puppies back inside where they belong:)
    promqueen2002 promqueen2002 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 5

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    This story isn't to people that are clinically depressed, because that is a whole different side than what I'm talking about. So I really enjoy helping people. Making them happy...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 5

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    Life is Like a Cup Of Coffee. A group of alumni,highly established in their careers,got together to visit their old university professor...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    I really enjoy helping others tremendously when I can. The blessings will come back at you ten fold. I have had some great experiences with family and friends.
    bethanyinusa bethanyinusa 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 6

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    I was taught from an early age to help others. Especially those less fortunate and I was told even though I may not receive anything in return that I will be blessed in the end. So...
    transglat transglat 31-35, T 1 Response Aug 6

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    I discovered this website while trying to find a way to vent about problems in life. I'm very happy i found it because i'm connecting with different people left and right and...
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    I enjoy communicating, but I get a little bored with inane banter. If a conversation has depth you can learn a lot from so person, about themselves and their perceptions on life...