Dickens Novels Iâ€™ve Read: David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, A Tale of Two Cities, A Christmas Carol, Pickwick Papers, Great Expectations, Our Mutual Friend
DIckens Novels I Have Yet to Enjoy: Hard Times, Dombey and Son, Bleak House, The Old Curiosity Shop, Barnaby Rudge, Martin Chuzzlewit, Little Dorrit, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Favorite Dickens Hero: Pip, Great Expectations
Favorite Dickens Villain(ess): Madame Defarge, Tale of Two Cities
Favorite Tragic Scene: Mr. Peggotty searching for Little Emâ€™ly (Is that a scene or an episode?)
Favorite Comic Scene: Miss Betsy Trotter chasing the donkeys out of her yard, David Copperfield
Strangest Dickens Christmas Story Weâ€™ve Read: â€œThe Poor Relationâ€™s Storyâ€
Best Dickens Novel Iâ€™ve Read: A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield is a close second.
Dickens-related posts at Semicolon:
Other DIckens-related links:
Mere Comments on Dickens’ Christianity.
An entire blog devoted to Mr. Dickens and his work: DIckensblog by Gina Dalfonzo.
And I have a new Dickens quiz for all you Dickens lovers. (No one did so well on last year’s quiz, perhaps because I offered no prizes.)
Can you match the quotation with the book from which it is taken?
1. “If you could say, with truth, to your own solitary heart, to-night, ‘I have secured to myself the love and attachment, the gratitude or respect, of no human creature; I have won myself a tender place in no regard; I have done nothing good or serviceable to be remembered by!’ your seventy-eight years would be seventy-eight heavy curses; would they not?”
2. “How does the world go? I’ll tell you what,” he added, in a lower tone, “I shouldn’t wish it to be mentioned, but it’s a -” here he beckoned to me, and put his lips close to my ear – “it’s a mad world. Mad as Bedlam, boy!”
3. Persons don’t make their own faces, and it’s no more my fault if mine is a good one than it is other people’s fault if theirs is a bad one.
4. “Don’t ask any questions. It’s always best on these occasions to do what the mob do.”
“But suppose there are two mobs?” suggested Mr. S.
“Shout with the largest,” replied Mr. P.
Volumes could not have said more.
5. There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Anyone who leaves answers in the comments will receive a visit from yours truly to your blog, a thank you for participating, and a link in a future post. It’s a mad world, but we can always decide to shout with the largest mob.