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I Enjoy Charles Dickens

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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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    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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    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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    Bicentenary

    Today is the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth.
    mistygrey mistygrey 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 7, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Have a heart,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    lovingRIZA lovingRIZA 51-55, F Dec 7

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    I live with Charles (58) and Alexandra, his wife, (85), in their big house near Holland Park in Kensington. I am their companion and houseguest. I am paid by them, and I am an...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 11 Responses Nov 29

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    Charles told me at dinner last night that there is another party tonight like the one at the house in Hornsey, but this one is in Wimbledon, near Wimbledon Park. It has a theme...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 20

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    I stumbled upon Bukowski just as I haphazardly came upon other interesting figures on the internet. I don't remember how it start and who it begun with but over a period of time...
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    Something I look forward to every Autumn is putting up my bird feeders once again for the Winter months. The first birds to arrive are the Blue Jays, followed by the Chickadees...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I love food. I love to create good food. My favorite toy is the pressure cooker, followed by the microwave. I dislike a slow cooker. I bake ice water pie crust, then fill it...
    afirsttime afirsttime 46-50, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Life is unpredictable , it can go good or bad. But which ever way it takes you, make the best of it because one day we won't wake up and it'll be over with . So enjoy every day you...
    zoeylove145 zoeylove145 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    Hi my name is Fernando, 47 yrs old, 5'7", married, originally from Argentina, living in Moorpark, Ventura, Ca, I`m an artist and art teacher, very laid back and calm, I like all...
    1alwaysnude 1alwaysnude 46-50, M 6 hrs ago

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    Am I the only woman in this group? There are no other women on EP that have this weird thing about having their heads shaved? Well, I've only had mine shaved COMPLETELY once, but...
    AlopeciaAlice AlopeciaAlice 26-30, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    "Would you like some wassail?" Wuzzat? :/ It was like drinking apple pie. I kind of liked it. I enjoyed the tea party, even though I still think the idea of having a tea party is a...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response Dec 10

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    I enjoy going commando whenever I possibly can during the warm days of late spring and early autumn. The feeling of doing so is so natural yet so naughty at the same time. Usually...
    JQuest75 JQuest75 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love... Time sitting side by side holding hands and simply enjoying one another's company. Stopping to have a cup of coffee and watching people pass, thinking about what they...
    Mendmyheart Mendmyheart 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    Always love enjoying a good book, just finished The Young Elites by Marie Lu and enjoyed it.
    ALostSiren ALostSiren 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    A battle against depression is a journey to regain one's vitality. There was once a time where enjoyment and contentment were natural experiences. I have since found myself forcing...
    asnplaysrugby asnplaysrugby 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    As much as I enjoy the crowd, friends and family, I equally enjoy the solitude.
    Rightherenow Rightherenow 26-30, M Dec 2

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    I enjoy yoga. I find it to be good exercise (if done properly), and it generally makes me feel good afterwards - relaxed and free of aches and pains. A couple of months ago, I...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F Dec 5

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    I want to you relax and enjoy life. Don't take life too seriously. Smile and squeeze a stress ball every now and then.You only live once. Life can be hell sometimes but not all the...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F Dec 5

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    The title of this group pretty much says it all. What it doesn't say is what is it about head shaving that you like- do you like doing it to someone else or do you like having it...
    AlopeciaAlice AlopeciaAlice 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Everyone enjoyed the food. I was going to buy salmon but there was only one fillet left. So I got stuffed salmon with mozzarella and other stuff I forget. And I thought, stuff them...
    blodyn blodyn 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    ultracc11 ultracc11 26-30, F Nov 20

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    I enjoy my own company but when I want someone around they are pretty much like "screw you selfish *****"! Can't blame them. I really believe in karma. It is a *****.
    spaceylibra spaceylibra 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    i personally enjoy learning about the past, and how it effects the present. i hate how so many people my age complain that its a waste time and that its not needed. well i say that...
    kevinnc1 kevinnc1 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    The ocean is so beautiful. I love taking walks on the beach for hours. I enjoy picking up sea glass and sea shells. I love hearing the sound of the ocean. I love watching the...
    Galaxy0 Galaxy0 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I used to find it hard to get to know new people. Life always seemed to get in the way of meeting people. Then jealous girl friends didn't want me going anywhere without them and...
    jdansn jdansn 46-50, M Nov 23

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    Classical (I got that from my Mum), Rock and pop (my siblings all heard a lot of that) religious , and local Israeli music I enjoy Brazilian and Latin music, Greek , instrumental...
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Nov 24

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    I do. I admit it. But I'm categorically opposed to smoking. Frequent smoking of anything that is, but after a major accomplishment, I enjoy the buzz and smell of a Honduran or...
    buenosnoches buenosnoches 41-45, M Nov 24

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