[DWJ] Classic books (was What are you reading?)

Lucy Pearson lucy.r.pearson at googlemail.com
Tue Nov 3 14:11:04 EST 2009


I always think the trick with DIckens is not to treat him with too much
respect. If you're reading Jane Austen, you want to savour every word,
whereas my dad and I happily skipped over the boring bits when he read
Dickens to me as a child.

Lucy

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 7:07 PM, Dorian E. Gray <dorianegray at gmail.com>wrote:

> Jane said...
>
>
>  Can't face Dickens though - I'm convinced by
>> never having read even a sentence that I won't like him!
>>
>
> Oh dear - that's rather unfair to poor Mr. Dickens!  I'll grant you he
> wrote some unreadable books; the only reason I didn't throw "A Tale of Two
> Cities" across the room in disgust was that I was reading the Project
> Gutenberg edition.  But I really enjoyed both "Nicholas Nickleby" and "Bleak
> House".
>
> Until the sky falls on our heads...
>
> Dorian.
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Lucy Pearson, Collaborative Doctoral Student: Newcastle University and Seven
Stories, the Centre for Children's Books
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